Coloring With Paper – Flowers

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the flower SVG File you want to make.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

 
 

You will need:

 
 

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  Do not make the file any smaller than 2.5 inches accross or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the flower a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.  Make sure to place the outline right side up.  If you reverse the outline you will need to reverse the paper and with patterned paper this won’t work.

Paper Selection

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. The flowers look best with the center a different color than the petals. You can see this from the example of flower 2. Just fill them in however you want.  Also try making the petals different colors as I did on flower 1.  Flower 1 was cut using vellom for the inner petals Patterned paper also looks good on these flowers as shown in flower 5 and flower 1.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Start placing the various pieces on the flowers with the tweezers. 

DO NOT TOUCH THE STICKY SHEET WITH YOUR FINGERS

When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finishing Up

Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.

Use the flowers as you like.  Here I made a simple card using several of the flowers I made and the marbled paper(see my other tutorials to see how to do this). Also they make beautiful embellishments on scrapbook pages.

Card using 3 of the coloring with paper flowers
Flower Card

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