I'm on a personal quest. I want to learn to make my own dimensional flowers. I've made some here and there over the past year or so, but have not really devoted full attention to the craft. I've, of course, done the "flat" ones that have been around for ages and used them on cards and scrap pages, but now I want to really step up my game.
I have, in the past couple of months, invested in dies as well as dusted off old punches. I've pulled out my Susan Tierney Cockburn flower making books (which I've had for several years), and I've watched every You-tube video that she has made (repeatedly). I've also collected a vast number of different tips, techniques and how-to sites (blogs and videos) on my Pinterest board (which I've viewed/studied for hours). I've actually created a monster because I have some DT projects that I need to be working on, but I'm driven to try to "perfect" those darn flowers.
My conclusion? I need MORE practice and patience (and hours in the day). My biggest problem? I want them to be perfect NOW! Anyhoo, I'm putting the ego aside and sharing some of my journey. Here are a couple more photos showing a little closer look.