Re Inking tutorial: Old and New Ink Pads.
Don't make the mistake of mounting your wood mount stamp sets without making sure you have a wood block big enough for each rubber stamp... lay the stamps onto the wooden blocks to make sure they all fit, BEFORE you remove any of the sticky backing, then stick them all down at the end :)
Here is a flower I made today, using the Stampin Up Blossom punch. Punch 5 flower shapes. The first one the navy blue with tiny butterflies, just curl the petals back over a pencil and then using the large (ball) tipped embossing tool, create a little dish in the bottom. Cut a half or full petal out of each of the other flowers as shown, half out of one, then a full petal, then one and a half petals, and then two (you can play with this) curl all of the petals back over a pencil and bring the flower round to join back together, they tend to end up a little cone shaped, so i cut the points off to various degrees so that the flowers will all sit inside each other. Then with lots of strong glue, sit them all inside each other. I finished it off by using a boarder punch on a 6" strip of paper and curling this into a roll to sit in the centre of the flower.
The next flower is made from the Stampin Up Bigz die Fun Flower, you could also use the Tim Holtz tattered florals for this. I used 2 of each small, medium and large flowers. Inked the edges and sprayed them until very wet so the ink ran and made a dip die'd effect. Scrunch them up and leave them to dry except for one of the small flowers. Allow this to dry over the end of a pencil, drape it over and squeeze the petals around the pencil being careful not to tear them. This makes a very nice centre. When they are all dry, pile them together scrunch a little more as necessary and spritz if required. :)