How to Make Fringe Flower Greeting Cardscomments (12) June 10th, 2012
I recommend placing the flowers under a stack of heavy books for a few hours at this point to help flatten them out.
Use scissors or a craft punch to cut circles from decorative paper. These will be the centers of your flowers. If you have some decorative edging scissors, you might want to use these, too. Mix and match and stack them up. When you have a configuration you like, glue them together using a glue stick.
Ideally, the finished center should be fairly stiff. If you need to, you can glue a circle of cardstock to the back to add body.
Use a liberal amount of craft glue to adhere the center to the fringe flower.
Make sure that the center is lying flat on top of the flower. Since the surface of the fringe may be uneven, take a moment to adjust the center while the glue is still wet.
Incidentally, I don't recommend placing the cards under books once the flower centers are glued on. Again, since the surface of the fringe is rather uneven, adding weight will only serve to bend and warp the center.
Allow the flower to dry thoroughly before assembling the card.
To assemble the card, use a liberal amount of white craft glue to affix the fringe flower to the cardstock. Let the glue dry thoroughly. I've decorated my card with a background of scrapbook paper here. You can do this, or leave your card blank.
If you mail your fringe flower card, be sure to use a padded mailer to protect the flower. And make lots more flowers to use as scrapbooking embellishments, pins, and hair accessories!