Saturday, 10 January 2009

Accordion Flower Tutorial

Hello, everyone! I had a lot of people asking questions on how I adhere the accordion flower. So, I made a tutorial. Hope this helps. It is pretty easy to make .

Score a piece of 1"x12" piece of designer paper at 1/4".

Fold the score lines like an accordion. Put sticky strip on one end of the designer paper.

This is how it looks like when the ends are tape together.

This is how it look like when you push it down and in towards the middle. It will pop back up like the previous photo when you let it go.

Punch out a 3/4" circle piece of card stock and add Crystal Effect. 
ETA: You can also use glue dots or hot glue to adhere the circle piece to the flower.

Put the accordion flower onto the 3/4" circle piece, push it in so the hole in the middle is small, and hold the flower for at least 1 minute or until the CE is dry. Make sure the flower is even and round all around.

This is how it looks on the back.

For the front I stamped a flower image, cut it out and adhere to a piece of Brocade Blue circle cardstock.

I pierced the edges with a piercing tool. Then, I adhere the top piece onto the flower with Crystal Effect. This keeps the accordion stay together and very sturdy.

Finish product. I made another one with a heart button I found in my stash of buttons.

If you want to see this flower on a card click here or scroll to the previous post. Have fun creating your own accordion flower.

Happy Stamping!


Rita said...

I have to give this one a try, thanks Deanna for the tutorial, I appreciate the hard work that goes into doing a tutorial!

Sawedoff said...

Great tutorial ill do something nice for my fiance for valentines day with it. thanks!

tomiannie said...

Great tutorial, thank you!

Tricia said...

ok, this is way easier than the tutorial I had found on this last week. Thank you so very much!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for a wonderful tutorial!

My first attempt doesn't look half bad!

~Lori Roop said...

Great tutorial!! I can't wait to try one of these!!

Crystal said...

Wow...I didn't realize these were so easy to make. Your tutorial is easy to follow and well done. Love the flowers you made. I'll definitely have to give it a try!

Sue said...

THANK YOU so much for the tutorial!! I have been looking everywhere for one!! You made my day!:)

leah c said...

thanks for this tutorial. i'll be using this to make cupcake toppers. thanks much!

Katie said...

Just made a perfect flower with your tutorial. Why didn't anyone ever tell me to score the paper?!? Thanks!