Welcome to Sunflowers and Dragonflies Tutorial Tuesday. While researching for tutorial ideas, I came upon the Dahlia fold (thanks Pat) which is new-to-me. When I was scrapbooking with my Stamp Shack friends, Christine said she just did these at her monthly card party, and Jennifer and Kimmy said they have been wanting to do these. I turned to my trusty Splitcoast Stampers for directions, and I discovered they just did these cards in one of their challenges just three weeks ago. I guess I'm the last one in on this well kept secret.! I hope this tutorial is helpful to those of you in the same boat as me. Enjoy!
Punch eight circles out. If you have double-sided paper, this would be a perfect way to use it. Fold each circle in half in the manner shown in the photo to the left.
Hand drawn lines will serve as a guide for your folds. You do not have to draw lines. My lines are drawn for tutorial purposes. Make your first fold along dash lines.
Here you can see the right side has been folded. You will do the same for the left side.
Your dahlia is well on it's way, and you're almost finished.
Flip your piece over. The lines that you see is where you are next going to fold. Fold right on the line.
When you fold along the line as above, your edge will meet the centre.
Fold your other side over in the same manner. Your petal is now complete. Punch a circle and place your petals in a circular fashion.
Your Dahlia is now finished. Embellishment ideas: Prima flowers, buttons, chipboard.