Tutorial Tuesday: Scallop Edge Flower


Here I am a little late in the day, wondering how I should introduce this fold.  Quite often I’m torn about divulging my weaknesses to my readers.  My sister, Cathie, firmly believes that I should stand tough and keep my hardships to myself.  So far I have listened to her, but this time I am overriding her advice, and I’m going to admit that I had difficulty with this design.  Yes, folks, Beth had a very difficult time trying to follow the video tutorial, and almost scrapped the tutorial.  But, because it was shot before I went to bed last night, I had no time to prepare a new tutorial.  When will I ever learn to shoot earlier the week previous to posting?!  Beth, of Nana’s Memories and More is always quick to whip up her own version of my tutorial.  Beth,  please give me a critique of the tutorial–if you try it that is.  I might have scared you, and all my other readers, away.  If anyone does try this, please get back to me and let me know how you made out.  That said, I am not letting this technique get to me–I will try it until I accomplish the results I want.  I still haven’t decided if I am going to post this in my index of tutorials.  What do you think?

The video I followed can be found at After Midnight Art Ranch.  Good luck!


Supplies:  Scallop Circle Nestability

Cuttlebug machine and folder

Variety of ink


Double-sided paper (mine is Stamp’n up DP)


Cut out four scallop circles.  Emboss.  Two pieces of paper can be laid on top of each other with great results.


Sponge colour onto the embossed side and along the edges.


Here you will see I distressed the edges of the backside of the circle (on the left).  The embossed part of the paper was distressed with ink (on the right).


I used two coordinating colours of ink.  By inking one colour randomly over your image, and inking a second colour randomly once again,  you will end up with lovely results.


Only two colours of ink were used.  The designer paper helps to make it look more interesting.  Sponging overtop of colours resulted in it looking like I used more than two ink pads.


Fold in half.  Be sure to fold in between the scallops.  Edges won’t match exactly, but that is okay.


Fold over the left side of the half circle so that the left edge touches the center of the half circle.  Ensure the bottom edges are lined up.


Take the far edge that you just folded to the center of the half circle and bend it to the left.  You want to make sure the bottom edges are shaped into a sharp point.


Next, turn the paper over so the back is facing up.


The top edge that my newly painted nail is pointing too (Donnie is still out on whether he likes it or not–I think it is his way to say I went overboard and he doesn’t like it–LOL.  It’s kind of how my girlfriends husband reacted to her pink hair die job–right Kim!) is drawn down so the edges meet on the left as seen below.


This is what the backside looks like now.


Open the scallop circle up, and cut down the long centre line.


Fold each petal as you see in this photo.


Attach petals to a circle with glue dots.


Wow.  16 photos, and lots of talking later, you’re now ready to put your flower onto a project or card.

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Posted on : Apr 28 2009
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12 People have left comments on this post

Apr 28, 2009 - 06:04:42
beth said:

Okay GF looks interesting, by the way tell Donnie your nails are to cool.
Don’t think I am going to tackle this tonight but maybe tomorrow I will get a chance to give it a try I have done the Dahlia Fold but this is a little different but I think you could get the same effect with the dahlia fold.

Apr 28, 2009 - 06:04:48
Kim H said:

WOWZERS gf this looks so hhhharrrrdddd, but GORGOEUS!! I have to second the cool nails! LOVE THEM! Yes Joe was not liking my pink highlights! I am getting my hair cut on Friday we will see if he likes it or not! I am doing something new! LOL! I love to change up my hair!

Apr 28, 2009 - 09:04:04
Cheryl M said:

Id does kind of resemble the Dahlia fold and I never could get that one totally right. You did a great job on this one.

Apr 28, 2009 - 10:04:27
Rebekka said:

Yes it does look almost like the Dahlia fold. This is gorgeous none the less 🙂

Apr 29, 2009 - 02:04:49
Jeanette said:

It’s a very pretty flower. Thanks for doing the tutorial which, by the way, I think is just fine. I’d add it to your list.

Ditto above on your nails.


Apr 29, 2009 - 11:04:55
Manna said:

Creative folds indeed! Thanks for the detailed tutorial. Love your nails 🙂

Apr 30, 2009 - 12:04:02
Ila said:

Wonderful tutorial and what a Gorgeous flower!! I would definetly add it to your list.
Thank you so much girlfriend for your kind words on my last post and for entering my blog candy!!…Big Hug!!..Ila

Apr 30, 2009 - 07:04:08
Risa said:

What a great tutorial and awesome flower Beth! Thank you for all of your inspiration!

May 1, 2009 - 11:05:03
barbd said:

Gee Beth you stimulate my creative side. Gardening out cards in .. That was me until 0100 figuring out your flower. Now I just have to put it together on a card..Thanks for your great tutorial.. And I love your nails.

May 1, 2009 - 12:05:12
Seleise said:

super tutorial! I love the idea of sponging two different colors!

May 2, 2009 - 04:05:50
Godelieve said:

Great step by step photos! Takes a lot of time to write a post like this!
Love all the textures on the flowers.

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