Monday, 7 March 2011

Water Lilly Type Flower

I thought I would share with you this flower I came up with while playing with the contents of  a Craftworks Cards Goody Bag. It is really easy but very pretty I think.

First you need one small and one large of the die cut flower shapes.

Now you need to curl the petals up to make them into a cup shape.

Next, glue the two shapes together with the petals offset from each other to form the base of the flower.

The next step is to take some Candi to make the inner petals. I have used the same colour as the outer petals but Candi comes in lots of colours so you can mix and match as you like.

I used 6 pieces of Candi to form the next row of petals but you can use more if you wish. You need to put a big blob of glue in the centre of the cup and form the Candi around themselves. I found that wet glue works the best for this as it gives you a little time to shuffle the Candi into position.

For the last row of petals I used just 3 pieces of Candi again secured to the flower with wet glue.

For the centre of the flower I used a Dew Drop gem but you could use any gem, a contrasting Candi or even a drop of Glossy Accents. 


  1. Beautiful thank you for sharing how you made it

  2. Lovely flower very pretty and a great tutorial x

  3. Thank you for taking the time to share this pretty flower.

    Toni :o)

  4. Hello Elaina - you entered the competition to win a heart with ribbon, pins and lace made by Gail - we have had your name on our blog as a winner for a week but you havent been in touch with your address! If we dont hear from you by Sunday 12 noon, we will have to pick another winner - best wishes from Mary and Andrea

  5. Thats a really creative way of using all the pieces especially the card candy x

  6. Really lovely flowers and nice tutorial. Defo have to buy me a Die Cut machine...;


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