Saturday, February 4, 2012

Enchanted Love Blooms Tutorial

Hello! I've been on a roll lately making flowers, so I have another flower tutorial for you. I scrapped this photo of me and my hubby from our last wedding anniversary. I really wanted to incorporate the colors and gems for our 10 year anniversary. The colors were silver and blue, and since the gems were diamonds and sapphires, I choose to use a sapphire blue to accent these beautiful Bo Bunny papers from their Enchanted collection. All of the blue you see except for the bling and sparkly paper behind the photo is paint. I started by painting around the edges of the whole page, and used the same technique to paint my flowers.

Here's some close-ups of the flowers.

To make these you'll need some black and white cardstock, black ink, silver embossing powder, paint, a script stamp, a flourish or swirl stamp, and the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge for your Cricut.For the purposes of this tutorial I'll be showing you how to make the largest black and silver flower. To make the white ones, you'll follow the same steps, but just omit the embossing and use black ink. So they're actually easier. I cut out 2 flowers #25 at 4" and 4 flowers #14 at 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", and 1 1/2" out of black cardstock.

Take the largest 2 flowers and stamp and emboss with silver, using any kind of flourish or swirl stamp. I used Basic Grey's Flourish Edges on mine.

Then do the same with the smaller flowers using a script stamp. If you don't have one, just use the same flourish or swirl stamps. 

Then paint around all the edges of your flower using a contrasting color of paint.

Take the larger flowers and curl the petals up, giving a slight pinch at the ends. 

Curl up all your petals on the smaller flowers too. 

Now just glue all your layers together starting from largest to smallest. I added a rhinestone in the center. I love how elegant these flowers look! Thanks for stopping by!