How to Create an Easy Fan Flower for Cards

Posted by Lori Williams
A beautiful fan flower is easy to make and add to your next handmade card with this step by step tutorial.

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I always love to create all types and styles of paper flowers. This is one that is pretty simple but a little work to create as there are many pieces. I love the finished flower though, it just seems to be like a little ray of sunshine.

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  • Knock Outs Punch-Circle, 1.5
  • Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs
  • Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 6" x 6" Paper Pad
  • Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink Edger Pad-Coltsfoot Stemens
  • Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 2oz
  • EK Success Craft Tweezers
  • Art Tartz Cling Rubber Stamps 3.5"X4.5"-Leaf Set #1
  • Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon Stamp Set
  • Bazzill Assorted Paper Pack 12" x 12"

Gather together a 1 1/2" circle punch, plain card stock and yellow ink.

Punch out numerous circles. You'll probably need 15-20 circles. Any left overs you have you can create a bud or another flower.

Ink all the edges of the circle with a color coordinating ink.

Fold in half all the circles with the inked edges on the outside of the fold. You want to be sure that shading shows when we start to build our flower.

Take one of the circle and add a strong glue to the center.

Start layering your petals and fan them as you add them to the base. You want to be sure you give them the curve they will need to go in a circular shape and still try to have them evenly spaced.

As you get several layers going you'll want to start to add a small dot of glue to the top petal and continue to do this as you go around.

Here you can see the flower is almost complete.

When you get to your last petal, tuck it into the fold of the first petal you glued down. This will make the flower flow and not show where you started and where you stopped.

Poke a hole in the center of the flower using a pair of fine pointed tweezers.

Add a decorative brad to the center of the flower.

Now you're ready to attach your flower onto your project. I stamped some leaves on my base card for a more layered effect. I also had some left over circle and made the flower bud.