The final type of paper flower for Tuesday is the simple Gerber Daisy. It can be made in a multitude of colors. I am going to make them from cardstock but won’t work in felt. You can also see how to do rolled flowers too.
These flowers have 6 different parts in the download file. The largest three are the same size and the smaller three get smaller as you move up You can attach leaves or not. The leaves are in this file but I simplified them to make them one piece.
The flowers can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock. I cut them all from the same color and that is how a daisy truly looks, but you can cut the layers from different colors if you want. In a future lesson I will cut flowers from patterned paper. Your imagination is your only limit.
Cutting the Gerber Daisy
This flower does not work in felt or fabric. The petals are just too thin and ravel too easily if cut from material or felt.
The parts of the paper flower can be cut on one mat.
Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat
Assembling the Gerber Daisy
The little half circles on the flowers are the glue points. Start by glueing them to the back of the rest of the flower making the flower curve inward. I tried several types of glue. Liquid glue works fine but you have to hold the flower together until the glue dries enough to hold. Tape runner glue failed miserably. Glue gun works on the paper too, but of course, you generate “strings”
First stack the three largest flower layers together and turn them slightly to fill in the gaps. Then put the smaller circle on in descending size and finally put the brad in the middle to hold the flower together . You can also attach leaves if you like.
I have made a page with all the links to the paper flower tutorials from Flower Week. The tutorials for the other paper flowers and felt flowers can be found here.
Here is the picture of the wreath I made from many of the paper flowers from Flower Week.