STEP 1: Soak the chipboard flower layers with water for about a minute. Allow water to saturate the chipboard.
STEP 2: Carefully peel the layers of the chipboard apart. You can use a craft knife to help you. The chippie should split into 3 layers. Be careful not to tear the layers.
STEP 3: You should be able to split 3 flower layers into 9 layers. Dry each layer using a heat tool.
STEP 4: Place all of the flower layers into an embossing folder and run it through your embossing machine.
STEP 5: Ink each layer using glimmer mist.
Tip: To darken the raised impressions... turn the flower layer over after misting it and gently rub it in the puddle of mist. Dry layers with a heat tool.
STEP 6: Gently pat embossing ink onto a layer. You do not have to cover the entire layer. Just randomly blot the ink.
STEP 7: While the embossing ink is still damp, pour Distress embossing powder onto the flower layer. Repeat Steps 6-7 for each layer.
STEP 8: Shake off the excess embossing powder and heat each layer with a heat tool (again) to melt the embossing powder. The reason I chose to dry each layer between steps is to avoid tearing the layers.
STEP 9: Ink the edges of each layer to add a little depth.
STEP 10: (You can choose which layers you would like to use and how to assemble them to create your flower.) For one flower I used two of the large layers, one medium layer and one small layer. Using a wooden skewer, curl the petals of the two large layers inward.
STEP 11: Curl back the petals of the medium layer as shown.
STEP 12: For the small layer, push up all of the petals.
STEP 13: Using a craft pick or needle, poke a hole through the center of each flower layer.
STEP 14: Assemble your flower and place a brad through the holes. And you're done!
To see the layout where I used this technique, click on the link below.