This blog has been a draft waiting around for this last little section...
Here's a new (to me) way to curl your paper flower petals. I learned this from Carolyn who learned it from some people who were selling a product to accomplish this technique. I think I was able to do it my own way. The specially designed system had a nice soft giving surface - we have the Versamat, or, in this case, the spongie-Strofoam-like sheet that comes in every CTMH stamp set, and a fat stylus. My stylus came from one of the big craft stores, with a coupon, a couple of years ago. I can't remember what I bought it for, but it was really useful for this!
As you can hopefully see in the photo below, I depressed each petal in a little circular motion. It made a little dimple and slowly, as I went around the entire flower, it began to curl and become more 3 dimensional.
If you do this with larger flowers the effect is much more dramatic.
I have no idea why it took me so long to finish this, but now that it's done - another box to check off!!