I was at Archiver's the other day and picked up another one of these Petal Rollers by Imaginisce. Why did I need another one you ask? Well, I had the one for fabric flowers which has a larger end than this one shown here which is for paper flowers.
To assemble the flower you first punch it out of the sheet like this:
Then you take your little slotted end on the tool which is similar to a quilling tool and put the thin outside end of your flower in and wind it up.
After you do that you simple let it uncoil a little bit to the shape you want....here is one rolled up but loosened:
Then you can use your tool to curl the petals a little bit to give them a little more "natural" look.
And then you just drop some hot glue on the base and you have a perfectly cute dimensional flower.
And I am loving the dimensional flowers that are so in rage these days!
My friend, Cyndi, was telling me that the Creating Keepsakes Tips and Tricks book is all about FLOWERS! I need to pick up a copy soon!!!