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Apr 09, 2017
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Overlapping Stems
by: PaperCraftCentral Susan

It depends what type of stems you are making. If you are making twisted paper stems, I might make two short lengths of stem so I can place one bit on one side of an existing stem, and another short bit on the other side of an existing stem. You can make one long stem and cut it, then glue it in place where you want it.

With quilling, you can add stems in short lengths there too. Just butt them up against the stems you want to overlap and continue on the other side. Another way is to slit the stems and fit them together.

With wire stems, just twist two pieces of wire together and allow the ends to branch out separately. Wrap ribbon or florist tape around your structure of stems once you have created it.

Punched shapes can overlap quite easily. Just glue them down AFTER you have arranged them, from the bottom layer up, or pop them up with Stampin' Dimensionals to create the effect you want.

HTH!

Susan

Mar 20, 2017
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Stems
by: Anonymous

So how do you over lap stems when the pattern shows them over lapped?

Feb 19, 2014
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wow
by: Anonymous

I have found that you can twist the paper slowly but the paper has to be length ways or.it won't look good

Jul 07, 2013
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You are welcome
by: Susan

Thanks for letting me know this information helped you, Harri. I hope you will come back and show me your flowers when you have made them :)

Susan

Jun 22, 2013
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Poppies
by: Harri

Well I don't know about Billie but you really helped me.. trying to make fake poppies with twisty stalks but didn't know how to go about it with the stalks. Thank you kindly, very helpful.

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