Wednesday, April 6, 2011

3D Flowers made from Mother's Bouquet Cricut Cartridge

Double page layout made from Daisy D's patterned paper.
Flower cut from Mother's Bouquet Cricut Cartridge, inked and dimensionalized.
Close up of flowers. Cut at different sizes, inked and then layered.
Other side of layout.

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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  1. Very pretty flower and layout. I love the colors!

    I'm a new follower. Found you through Passionately Artistic's linky party.

  2. Cat again. I signed in with the wrong account on the previous comment.

    I'm going to follow you with my blog account. Sorry for the mix up!

  3. Wow love your blog!!!! Your layout is beautiful!!! I came from the linky party and I will now follow you

  4. Hi Beverly, I love the flowers that you have made. I enjoyed the Little Havana trip and the Orlando info. I have now become a follower. Please hop on over and visit my blog.

    thank you!

  5. Hello very cute layout I'm a new follower from the love link up party. Just stopping in to say hello you have a lovely blog Thank for dropping by my blog!

  6. Hi,New follower her from the love link up party. Very nice layout. Love the details.

  7. Hi Beverly!
    Dropping by via Linking up Party! Your blog is lovely and your LO are GORGEOUS! I am a follower. I hope you stop by and visit me soon!

  8. Such wonderful details! Just dropping in from the Getting Cricky hop.

  9. Hi, I'm just popping in to meet you. I'm a new follower and I'm here on the Love Link Up Party from K Andrews.Have a great day. Hope to see you over at mine!
    Hugs from Gold Coast, Australia
    Trish Munro

  10. Absolutely gorgeous layout! I'm a new follower…stopping by from K Andrews love link up party! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by mine and follow as well :)

  11. Hi there! I am a new follower of your blog through the Love Link Up Party. Gonna go "lurk" now. Please stop by my blog and become a follower:

    Deanne :)

  12. Welcome all newcomers!! Glad to have you!