Friday 20 October 2017

How to make a foamiran flower using 14 craft bar stencils

Hi, DT Henriette here today sharing a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to use the 14 craft bar flower/petal stencils. I made this flower using stencil #5.


Using a  pointed tool or a toothpick you trace the shape of the petals on the foamiran.

I traced the 3 larger petals 7 times and the smaller petals 5 times on pale peach foamiran.
The more petals you make the bigger the flower will be.


Cut out all the petals with scissors.


Color all the petals on both sides using soft pastels, inks or chalks and a baby wipe. I like to use chalk.


Hold the petals against a hot iron (medium heat) for a few seconds (watch your fingers!!).


Whilst still warm, roll and squeeze the petal between your fingers.


Unfold the petals carefully.
You'll see that the color has blended beautiful and that the petals look much more natural.


Make a little bud shape from silver foil. I like to glue a wire in the silver foil bud with my hot glue gun to have a better grip when building the flower.


You start with the smallest petals and glue them around the silver foil bud. Adding the petals one by one overlapping the previous petal a bit and so building the flower.

You do this with all the petals, looking for the best position to glue the next petal. I use just a tiny drop of hot glue.

When all the petals are glued down the rose looks like this.

You can also add some green leaves underneath the rose. I've repeated steps 1-7 using olive green foamiran and made some cuts before holding the leaves against the hot iron.

I used my rose on this card.

The 14 craft bar flower stencils are so very useful, you can use them time after time and create numerous flowers in all kinds of colors and shapes without a die or die cut machine.
You can find another tutorial with a different stencil on a blog post from Carole HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs, Henriette

Supply list:

pearl stamens 3 mm

papers Provence


  1. Thank you for this tutorial, beautiful work I'll keep this stencil idea on my next order.