Monday 1 May 2017

The full tutorial

Hello friends

I do hope your Bank Holiday is going well,
I'm pleasantly surprised by the weather - I have a very happy Bella!
I've been lazy on the cooking front, takeaway last night instead of a roast.
Today I'm full steam ahead making design boards for
Create and on that soon.

Back to today...
I received lots of interest regarding the Zinnia die so I thought
I would post the full tutorial on how to make these gorgeous flowers.
So here goes ...

The dies measure approximately:
Star Floret: ¼” (10 pieces)
Petal 1: ⅜ x ⅞”
Petal 2: ½ x 1”
Petal 3: ⅝ x 1⅛”
Disc Floret: ⅞”
Leaf: ¾ x 1¼”
Stamen: 2½ x ¼”
You can see here I've started to die cut all the elements to create a full Zinnia flower.

Each disk floret has 10 points, you adhere a petal to each point.
Here I've used 9 disc florets to create three of each petal size.

I also added some ink to the central area to add some further depth.

Layer up the petals alternating them slightly.

Having a lot of layers really creates a gorgeous full flower.

To create the stamen, I cut a total of 5 stamens and join them together to create a long length.

I used a quilling tool to start off rolling it and then reverted to my fingers.
As I rolled I began to 'fluff out' the top section.

Until it looks something like this. Glue the end down firmly.

Position and adhere to the middle of your flower.

The finishing touches - leaves and star florets.


Zinnia is available to purchase on the website here - nice price too! :)
Take care friends and have a lovely Monday...hoping you're not working though!



  1. Lovely tutorial. Enjoy your day xx hazel

  2. Beautiful flower, great tutorial.


  3. Thank you for the Tutorial Christine.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. That's Beautiful Christine, I have the Sunflower and it is equally lovely. I haven't made one for a while, thanks for the reminder.
    Chris xx

  5. Hello Christine
    It rained here for quite a while yesterday and I had to put the heating on again !
    Love the tutorial that flower is beautiful!
    Love Marg

  6. Morning Christine,
    Gorgeous flower.