Creating Dimensional Paper Flowers With Inkadinkado Stamping Gear And Cling Stamps

September 5, 2013 — 24 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I decided to have a go at making dimensional flowers using the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear from EK Success Brands.

I was pleasantly surprised when I realised just how easy it was so I though that I’d write a little blog post on how I did it in case you would like to give it a go too.

The best dimensional flowers that I have seen generally have two or three layers and separate the petals out over the two layers.

So, keeping that in mind I put the stamping gear square on a small sheet of card (about A6) and stamped out four petals.

Making Dimensional Flowers with Inkadinkado Stamping Gear - (2)

You may have noticed the pencil lines in the image above. These aren’t absolutely necessary however I found that it helped me line up the wheel and also position the stamp so that it would overlap at the centre.

Those of you that have seen me demonstrate this range before will remember that when I need the stamp to be in a particular position I put the stamp where it needs to be on the design and then pick it up with the paddle. This is exactly what I did on this occasion also.

I then repeated this once more and then chopped out the two sets of petals.

Making Dimensional Flowers with Inkadinkado Stamping Gear - (3)

I then gave them a little shape by dragging each petal across a pencil.

Making Dimensional Flowers with Inkadinkado Stamping Gear - (4)

And finally stuck the layers together.

Making Dimensional Flowers with Inkadinkado Stamping Gear - (5)

I then got to wondering if the circular wheel would work well for this technique (just in case anyone else only got the round set).

It does!

Making Dimensional Flowers with Inkadinkado Stamping Gear - (7)

You’ll notice on this image though that using bigger stamps would not have worked if I hade used the horizontal/vertical lines as the petal would have gone off the page. I therefore used the 45 degree angles as I was working on a small piece of card. If I had been working with a larger piece of card, it wouldn’t have mattered.

After cutting out and sticking the two layers, I got this.

Making Dimensional Flowers with Inkadinkado Stamping Gear - Finished Flower - 3

So, that was the basic technique on white cardstock.

Here are a few more tips/thoughts:

  • You can stamp onto any patterned/coloured cardstock for a totally different look.
  • The stamps that you use for the ‘petals’ don’t have to be actual petals.
  • Although I have shown this technique with two layers of four petals these flowers can be done with more than two layers (perhaps three or four) and can be made with three, four, five or more petals on each layer. It will depend on the size of the stamp that is used.

So, keeping these points in mind I had a quick play and came up with a few more styles. Here is a little gallery of those other experiments.

(if you click on one image it will open a scrollable slideshow).

So, that’s the concept, what do you think? Isn’t this Inkadinkado Stamping Gear clever?!

I love this technique and can see me using a it a lot in the future. I haven’t yet got around to making a finished card with it; look out for that in the future.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to use the comments box below.

Thank you for reading this post.

J :)

24 responses to Creating Dimensional Paper Flowers With Inkadinkado Stamping Gear And Cling Stamps


    Hi, are the petal stamps inkadinkadoo ones? Naturally, I have all sorts of others but not petals…! I’m a recent convert to the stamping gear – why did I wait so long???



    Hi John, these flowers look fantastic and the card used will definitely give each set a unique appeal. I have bought the square system but I’m yet to give it ago, you’ve given me the kick I needed, thank you :)



    These flowers are great must try this!



    How inspirational you are John, I have often watched you demonstrate and I think the things you come up with are great, I am seriously thinking about giving it a go.



    John, you have convinced me to get the inkadinkado stamping gear. I have thinking about getting a set then talk myself out of getting it now I seen what can be done with it and the wonderful things you have created with it. Many thanks. Alison



    Fabulous! I haven’t got the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear but will be getting it after seeing what you can do with the dimensional flowers. I am just too jealous of your creations.
    All the best.



    I found the petal stamps John, and they are now on their way to me. Thanks for the ideas.



    They are brilliant John I am certainly going to try them but as my stamping system is at my static caravan and I am at home in Sheffield for a family wedding this weekend I have to be patient and wait until I get back to the caravan on Monday thanks for all your inspiration – Gillian x



    Great flowers John – now to practice my “cutting out” skills!!!!



    They are pretty spectacular, John. It just goes to show what can be done without a die cutter, a good stamping system and a sharp pair of scissors work wonders :)




    These flowers are absolutely gorgeous John – yes, the stamping gear is a clever idea, but some of the stuff you have produced with the gear is simply stunning ….. the tools do not necessarily guarantee the end result! I already have the round/oval kit, I now just HAVE to get the square and rectangle. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.



    WOW WOW John stunning flowers,did you have to hand cut them after the stamping ???



    Hi John. WOWThese look fantastic. I wouldn’t have thought about making flowers..will have to see what i can make with mine!



    Thanks John … these are great. My round cog and circle have arrived now so I can’t wait to go and play. Thanks again for the inspiration! Gail Rist



    Brilliant! For all the stamps for my cogs I have, I don’t think I have any that are petal-like – I’ll have to go and investigate. Great idea, John.


    Ruthie In Suffolk September 5, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Love these and I find that the cutting out of petals can be therapuetic. Another great idea I will be recreating :-)



    Hey John, these are fantastic, I love all of them but particularly the style and effect on the one pictured in the top right hand corner. I have to admit to being incredibly jealous and cant wait to get going. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.



    How wonderful – will have to try this it looks fab


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