Here is the Tim Holtz die. I cut a strip of paper about 2" wide and 12" long and ran it through my Big Shot. It cuts and scores the strip I need and scallops one side. If you are making the flower without the die you can cut one side of your strip scallop and than just score your lines in between the scallops.
The next step is to fold your strip accordion style and adhering the two ends together. You want to use a strong, quick drying adhesive. I used Wonder Tape. (Bella wanted to help with this step!)
You then squeeze one side together and push down and out to flatten the circle into the flower shape. Using a strong, quick drying adhesive, glue the circle to the center of the flower. (You want to glue a circle to both sides so that the flower is secure.) Below are the finished products! The one on the left was made without the die.
I hope you have enjoyed the layout and little flower tutorial and have been inspired to go create!
Early, I mentioned big changes in my studio... here is a sneak peak: