After the edges are manicured the way you like, spread out the layers, gently pulling them apart. Shape the flower to the desired fullness. Now, you get the idea of how great your creation is going to be!
Once the flower is shaped, it can then be attached to a stem with the type of tape that you have chosen. I have seen stems made of wooden dowels, but I improvised by using stems from silk flowers. I had used the silk flower part for another project and saved the stems for just such a future project. Another idea I had was to use vintage looking Washi tape. I think plain masking tape would have had a nice touch, as well. However, the Washi tape I found matched the vintage feel of the Old Pattern Tissue Flower. Yes!!!! As you see in the bottom photo, hold the zip tie to the side of the stem. Whatever tape you decide to use, secure and cover the zip tie with it. Work the tape down the stem by wrapping it in a spiral, until it covers the entire stem.