Sunday, 3 June 2012

Paper Gerbera Tutorial

Hope you are all enjoying the Diamond Jubilee festivities.  I've never been a Royalist but love the community spirit and dedication that they have shown over the years.  I watched the Thames event from start to finish on the TV today and loved it.  Such  a sense of pride - a great day to be British!
Right - enough of the waffle!!!  Some weeks ago I showed the paper gerberas that I am making and I had several comments asking how I made them.  I promised to show you and have finally got around to it!  I hope it has been worth the wait.

Ingredients needed:
Die cutting machine
Sizzix / Stampin' Up  Daisies #2 die
Card stock
Embossing pad
Embossing powder

How to Create the gerberas:
Firstly, you will need to die cut 6 large and 4 small daisies from your chosen coloured card stock
When you cut your large daisy you will need to keep one of the large circles that are die cut from the middle of the daisy.

Next, you will need to shape your daisies.  To do this I just held them in one hand and pulled the petals forward to give them dimension.

The third step is to start layering and gluing them together.  I used Cosmic Shimmer glue because it's tough and easy to use

Once layered you should have two flowers that look like this
Now you just need to glue the small flower onto the large flower

For the flower centre I used the die cut circle that came from the centre of the large daisy and embossed it using a lav coloured embossing powder

(If you didn't want to emboss the centre you could replace this with a brad)

I then glued this onto the flower and this completed the gerbera

Before I use it on my projects I will just 'fluff' the petals up more to give it more dimension.

Hope you like the tutorial.

You can order the daisies die through me by emailing here for details.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Cool technique, I love it x

  2. That is very clever and effective. Well done and thanks for the tutorial.
    Lynn 61
    One I made earlier today

  3. Fabulous... thanks for the tutorial! love it! Hugs May x x x

  4. Hi,
    I wanted to order daysies die but your link does not work. How can I reach you?