Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Happy anniversary" white card / Pagoda flower tutorial

OK everyone you must check-out
The Shabby Tea Room
I love the atmosphere there
sooo much inspiration.

Here's a card I made from this weeks Photo inspired challenge:

And while we’re on the subject of awesome stimulation,
Fantabulous Cricut is full of that daily dose of cricut inspiration.
They’re a new blog site that is defiantly a must see for anyone with a Cricut.
They have tips, tutorials, and of cause a weekly challenge.

This week’s challenge is
Word: Happy
Shape: Flower

The flower on my card is made from the Pagoda cartridge.
Thought about using my Prima flowers but then saw the Fantabulous Cricut challenge and said: “Why not make my own paper flower?”
So I did and I love the way it turned out.
Put together a little tutorial below. Enjoy :)

Using the “Pagoda” cartridge:
Shift Lock on
Flower 8
Cut 2 times at 2”
Cut 2 times at 1½”

Choose the front of your flower. It doesn’t matter which just, choose the side you like best :)
Ink all sides of the petals on the front.
Then ink the whole back of the petals.
When you’re inking it also helps to shape the flower.
Below I showed the front (on the left) & the back (right).

Next shape the flowers a little more with the ends of the petals pointed downwards, and the inside of petals shaped up.

Last thing is to glue the petals together.
Just add a small amount of glue around the circle in the middle.
Then position the flowers overlapping each other.
Add a center (I used a button) and that’s it.
A great paper flower you made yourself.


Mad Crafter said...

I really love this flower! It is so cool:) Thanks for sharing. Your card is really beautiful.


Debbie said...

Absolutely {love} it ... great job with the handmade Cricut flower!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room again this week and for such nice remarks about our site! I hope you can come back again on Monday to give the next challenge a try too :)

Elizabeth said...

How pretty! Thanks for taking the time to show us how to make the flower - yours really turned out beautifully!

RiNNE said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial! I also liked that button you used!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is so elegant and pretty! Love the embossing, and your flower is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Beautiful and elegant. Love the pearls. Thanks for playing with us at Fantabulous Cricut.

Candace Pelfrey said...

I love this!!! So elegant! I need to use my cuttlebug more. :) Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Anabelle said...

Beautiful embossing! I just love your flower, too!

Val said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut:)

PenLight said...

Wow, this is an elegant card. I love the embossing and the mono chromatic theme. The instructions on your flower are perfect and very helpful! Thanks for joining up for the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. :) Well Done!

Julie said...

Such a beautiful card x

Ladybug Designs said...

That is such an elegant card. I just love it. The flowers are amazing, they really it to life.
~Sharon FCCB

Dakota Bear said...

Very pretty and elegant!

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!! and I love that tutorial! thanks for sharing and playing along with FCCB

Lori (THCEO) said...

This card is GORGEOUS! I love the neutral color scheme...and the flower is great. Love making custom paper flowers!!! :) Thanks for joining us at FCCB!