2: Tool up!
3: Prepare the paper: let yourself loose on what you want your flowers to look like. You could use patterned, textured or plain old paper or cardstock:
You could stamp:
Or try out any other techniques: paint, glimmer, gloss, flock, distress, acetate...
4: Punch or cut flowers:
With the end of a paintbrush, slowly work on each petal by moving the paintbrush in increasingly larger circles, pressing down quite firmly:
Then turn the flower over and repeat the motion in the centre:
If you like, give the flower extra 'plump' by curling the petals around the paintbrush:
And there you go - no more flatness:
I actually used the grouting lines of my tiled kitchen table for this pink flower to achieve a deeper fold:
6: Store flowers in a really neat box.
And OK, after an afternoon of work, the box is half-filled. Just how many flowers will teenagers want to use, anyhow? Hmmm...don't answer that. I don't want all my work to be in vain!