Monday, 24 June 2013

Multi-layered flower

I was perusing the internet looking for something different to make in the line of flowers( you all know they are my passion) and I came across a little gem on Marie Paper Flower Tutorial . I fell in love with this flower, but was not all that keen on cutting the paper by hand, so I turned to the Art Philosophy cart from CTMH to find a substitute I could cut with my cricut. I cut out the snowflake that is one of the basic shapes ( on shift lock) from the AP cart. I cut 2 at 4", 1 at 3.5", and 1 at 3". The instructions called for eight petals, but with cutting the largest size twice, and off setting them, it did the trick.












Next I cut a rose shape,from the  Artiste cart,(also from CTMH) at 4.5".  It is your f  key, on Accent 1 .
I rolled my rose up with my quilling tool,glued it to the center base and set it aside. Next, I began  by shaping each snowflake. Using tweezers, I made  a  gentle fold slightly upward at the base of each arm of the snowflake, then at the rounded edge of each arm of the snowflake, made a gently fold toward the center. This will make the pointed edge form a little v pocket.  The next illustration  is of half the petal complete, to show where the folds are placed and what the snowflake should look like when folded and twisted.
 I followed Marie's Video to twist each tip of the snowflake,and assemble my flower.My flower was used as a topper on a gift box for a friend. Hope you enjoy trying this  great project !!
I love doing black and white projects. Technically not colors but one of my favorite combos to use. I have entered this in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week. !!

14 comments:

  1. That flower is stunning, absolutely gorgeous! Black and white can be such a classic color combination. Beautiful project!

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  2. What a fantastic idea to make that snowflake flower stand out! I love it! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

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  3. Beautiful, do you mind if I scrap lift it?

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  5. Please do Maria, is that not why we share??? I did follow someone else instructions , I just changed it up because I am basically too lazy to do all that cutting. Why not make it easy on ourselves if we have the tools to do so !!!Glad you like it, and have fun !!

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  6. An amazing flower, creates a beautifully elegant card. Thanks for joining us at H2H.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment !

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  7. So, so pretty! Thanks for sharing how you made your flower. Must give it a try sometime. And thanks for joining in the H2H challenge.

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  8. thank you Carol, I look forward to joing some more H2H challenges !!

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  9. OMGOODNESS!!!! I absolutely LOVE this flower and besides the flower making me MORE THAN happy, I LOVE black & white and this almost looks like Cocoa which I LOVE equally as much! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

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  10. How did I miss this the first time around?? Congrats on your top ten win! I'm so glad you won because I would have missed this otherwise. Absolutely stunning!!

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    1. Becca, I have been so busy, I did not look at the blog this week............if You had not commented, I would not have known.....Thank you so much!!!!

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