I made these carnationss as a trial for a forum friend who was asking whether there was punch to make carnations. Using my knowledge of sugarcraft I knocked these up quickly using an old white coffee filter paper!
Today I have made another one using 80 gsm white copy paper.
This is what I started with - just what I had to hand: scallopped petal punch (EK), scissors, some freebie frosted chalks and some cut and dry foam, and some flowersoft glue. (note I just used what I had to hand, but you if you have a small scalloped circle nestie you could use that)
Punch out five flower shapes and using scissors snip into the edge all the way round - tip, lay all the shapes on top of each other and cut them at same time - saving labour! When you separate them it will also help to separate the fringing!
Once the edges have all been snipped, take the cut and dry foam and the chalk and work into edges - doesn't matter if the "fringing" turns up as you do this, as it helps to separate it. Turn over and chalk the edge on the reverse - this can be done from centre out on this side.
This is what you should end up with.
For the centre you need three "Z" shapes. Attach a drop of glue to the centre of one petal and fold in half.
Next fold into a "Z" shape, by folding right-hand side in toward the centre about 2/3rds of the way across, and add a drop of glue to the bottom half. Turn over and fold the right-hand side in again and add a drop of glue - you should now have a "Z" shape folded fringed triangle.
To assemble the flower, place a drop of glue in the base of the larger cone and insert the smaller cone.
Place another drop of glue in the second cone, and add in the 3 "Z" shaped segments.
and you have a nearly finished flower. You could leave it like this, but I then took a Promarker (you could use a felt pen ) and with the pen at "flat" angle gently brush over the edges in a few places