Flower cut from Mother's Bouquet Cricut Cartridge, inked and dimensionalized.
Close up of flowers. Cut at different sizes, inked and then layered.
Here is my Double Page Layout of the photos from before. For this tutorial, you can use any flower cut from patterned paper. In this case, I used the Mother's Bouquet that is a seasonal cartridge from Cricut, using my Gypsy to get as many cut from one 6" by 12" paper, and my Expression. Saves a ton of cutting and time.
Tutorial: The large flower consists of 2 cuts each of these sizes: 2.5", 1 1/2", and 3 cut at 1", totaling 7 flowers in all. Inked the back and edges because I was using one sided paper. If you are using double sided, only ink the edges. Also try to use paper that is not too thin, but not too thick. This paper seemed to be perfect for the technique so I just inked the reverse side because of it showing the white side.
Next, using an embossing tool or the round end of a pen, and a mouse pad for it's softness, press into the center of each flower and rub in a circular motion. This immediately "warps" the paper into a scooped out shape. Next, fold each petal in half, and so dimensionalizing them separately. After completing this for all flower pieces, layer them as you desire, overlapping and folding the 3 smallest in the center. To do this, fold two halves of two flowers back to back or 1/2 of each glued together, in other words. Smooch them, then layer into the center of the flower. Use even smaller cut flowers together to layer onto bling, as in my layout. I painted chipboard letters and frame with its center, and the metal word, "memories" with Making Memories, blue raspberry paint to add dimension. Added more bling and more smaller 1" flowers. I hope you enjoyed this, as much as I have.
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