Study Your Flower First and then Make!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lets Make Hibiscus

Hello DIY World,
So sorry for the delay. This winter grabbed my Mojo :-( and now spring gave me some energy and my Mojo back so I am here starting DIY flower making series. Hope you all are with me so far.

I would like to start again with the simple flower with 5 petal flower punch. But first little about this beautiful flower...

Image result for hibiscus flower

"Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. The generic name is derived from the Greek word, which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides"

Lets try to make this...

We will need 5 petal punch
Thin, not more than 80 lb white cards stock and green cardstock
Flower shaping tool
Flower stamens
Couple of inks, dauber,  Glue, Water spray bottle

Punch out few petals but we need only one to make one flower.

Need couple of colors or whatever color flower you want and with dauber color the edge and center with two different colors. You can color only center if you want since lot of Hibiscus flowers has only vibrant center.

Turn the petal upside down and spray water and make the petal moist.

From here we need to learn some folding technique. It is simple but bit tricky. I am using cotton fabric most of the time to make my petal natural looking but this petal is bit small to use fabric technique. I will try my best to explain how to make a center for each petal and crease lines.

Take one petal and fold in a half. I marked two points with pencil so you just need to hold the petal from center and squeeze the first line from the center first, inside and then second line. You can do it three time if you want to. Repeat this step for rest of the petals. 

Then open all petals gently.

With ball flower shaping tool you need to roll very gently so the texture we gave by folding will not get flat.

Push the center so all petal automatically get close and we will find the cup shape center to make a hole to put flower stamens.

I do have this shape punch to make the back of the flower but you can hand cut or use any similar punch to get this cutout in green.

We will need to make a hole on this one too :-) 


Using strong liquid glue just assemble the flower.

This is very easy flower but so elegant looking. Now your flowers are ready for your project.
Here is my card....isn't it pretty. I always love to use different types of flowers on my project. So please come out from your roses and rose buds and try something different....I am sure you will enjoy!

Thanks and let me know if you are ready for next one :-)

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