Friday, April 30, 2010

Flowers!!!

Happy Friday!!  I'm so happy the weekend is finally here.  So I'm all about flowers these days.  I've seen so many people make their own flowers I figured I should try it out.  Let me know what you think.  Personally I think they came out pretty good for a 1st timer.  Inspired by Tim Holtz...He uses a Sizzix die cut flower.  I use my Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge.  There's a really cute flower on there.  To color them I used "fake" glimmer mist.  I'll do another post one of these days on how to make "fake" glimmer mist.  Enjoy.   

1st photo - displays the flowers after I cut them with the Cricut.
2nd photo - cut one petal off and two petals of the other. Take one corner of the cut flowers and glue it to the other side.  forgot to photograph this step but basically it forms a bud.  You'll see what i mean in the next couple of pics.
3rd & 4th photo - take a pencil or back of a paint brush and roll the petals back.  This is where you finally see them looking like roses.   so cute!!
5th & 6th photo -  cut the back tip slightly(not pictured) to be able to glue and stack each layer.  
7th photo - use the petals that you cut off to fill in the center of the flowers.  Feel free to use a brad or button in the center.  
8th photo - my finished product along with two others that I made.