Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tutorial Thursday - 3D Lotus with Lotus Die

Hello, Hello!  Irina is here to introduce Summer Hills-Painter of, our Blog Guest today with an AMAZING Tutorial.  You can see Summer's work on her blog, click HERE.

Take it away Summer! :-)

Hello!  Here is a tutorial on using the Lotus Flower Die to make a 3D lotus flower.

To begin you will need to cut three sets of flowers from your cardstock. This will make two complete flowers for you, one large and one small.  You will need two of the largest petal, three of the next size, two of the next, and three of the smallest. You will also cut the center shape 8 times. In this example I used yellow for the center. You will also need to cut the leaf twice using green cardstock.
To make the large flower, use the two largest petals and the three next sized petals. Using a stylus and a foam mat (this one is just a cut up mouse pad), start in the center of the flower and pull outward, cupping the petals.

Repeat this step for all five petals. I gradually get tighter and tighter with my cupping of each layer.

Next repeat the cupping process with four of the flower centers.
Now it is time for assembly! Using the two largest, petals glue together offsetting the petals.

Repeat the same progress for the three middle petals, followed by the flower center

Next glue the center into the middle portion

Then adhere the top portion to the base

Next, the edges were inked using Peeled Paint Distress ink.

And finally the leaf was glued to the flower

I love the look of these flowers!  Here is an altered canvas that I made using these flowers and the Kimono Marci digital image.
I hope you give this technique a try. Here is a video of the process.

Thank you for taking a peek.  

Isn't it AMAZING?!! I told you so!  Thank you SO MUCH Summer for sharing your talent with us! 

To purchase Lotus Die used in this Tutorial please click HERE.



  1. Absolutely AMAZING tutorial Summer!!! They look soooo real!! Thank you for doing such an awesome and easy to follow tutorial! Hugs, Rosie

  2. this looks fabulous, really must get an order in :)
    Kate x

  3. Bellas tus flores, gracias por el tutorial y el lienzo ...un espectáculo¡¡¡