To make this flower I used a scalloped punch 1.75 inches in diameter. My punch is a Stampin Up punch which I just love because it's so versatile.
Next take a spray bottle, fill it with clear water and lightly spray the punched shapes. Since cardstock is rather heavy paper the light misting of water makes the paper easier to manipulate, however, don't overdue this step or your flowers will tear. Once all the petals are damp pick each one up and crumple it into a small ball.
Now carefully unfold each petal and lay them flat. Your petals can still be damp.
Now stack all 8 shapes on top of one another and cut or pierce the center.
Now all you have to do is carefully pull away from the center the layers until you have a flower that is full with lots of wavy edges. Leave your flower center crunched up some so that the brad in the center doesn't show. I made two flowers using this method for a layout. Here are my finished flowers.
And here is the layout titled "Best Friend" that I placed them on.
The fun part about this flower is that you can create one of these without even using a paper punch. I drew 8 circles on white coffee filters, then cut out my circles using a decorative scissor with a interesting edge. Then I followed the steps here and got a beautiful flower, so don't pass this one up if you don't happen to own a scalloped punch. Here is my coffee filter flower, this one looks more like a carnation because my decorative scissor had more of a spiked edge. It also has a different look to the petals because coffee filters are not smooth like cardstock. Go easy on the misting with coffee filters because they absorb water very easy.
Think outside of the box with this technique. By cutting your flower petals out of paper with scissors you also have control over the flower size, so go smaller or bigger to get a variety of blooms.