Someone asked me if I can do a tutorial on how I made the tiny paper pinecones that she saw on a card I posted sometime last year HERE. And since it's nearing that time of year, you may want to make some for your own cards.
Materials and tools required:
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Large die set (2nd smallest circle--2 1/8" in diameter)
Stylus and molding mat
Small flower punch
What we're doing is basically creating our own spiral diecuts out of scalloped circles.
Die-cut scalloped circles from kraft cardstock--you need 1 circle for 1 pinecone. Use the 2nd smallest circle in the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large set--it's about 2 1/8" in diameter (or something similar).
Draw on a scalloped circle as per picture below. Cut along the drawn line.
Pinecone Template in PDF (scanned to size)
Use this first one as a template to draw on the other scalloped circles. (You also may want to keep it for future use.)
Using a dark-brown marker, draw a scalloped line below the scalloped edges, off-setting the arches as shown.
Colour in the area below the drawn scalloped line.
On a molding mat, run a stylus (small ball) along the scalloped edges, pressing firmly to give them a bit of a curl.
Cut as shown to create the individual pinecone scales/petals.
Curl/cup each scale with your stylus (medium ball) as shown.
Apply glue along the inner edge as shown.
Placing a Q-tip against the longest scale, wind the rest around the Q-tip. Make sure the scale you're glueing are off-setting the ones above. If it isn't quite off-set, tear it off from the spiral and reposition it.
Cut off at the base of the pinecone.
Punch out a small flower (or something similar) out of kraft cardstock. Cup it with a stylus on your molding mat. Adhere to bottom end of your pinecone.
Voila! There's your pinecone!
and more pinecones...
I've also made this video.
Or you can watch it on bigger screen on YouTube HERE.
That's it. Happy crafting!