Thursday, March 15, 2012

Serenity Blooms Tutorial

  I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this new Serenity line from Bo Bunny! I knew they'd be perfect for these photos! It's been over two months since I've done a 2 pager, and it felt good to do one again. I started by cutting the lantern pp on the ends, and cut 1/2" strips in some places which I rolled and glued.I hand cut the red scallop paper and stamped the circle design along each scallop. I also stamped the flower centers and 3 of the lanterns. I used my twisted stitch to make the circle around the photo of me and my honey.
Here's a look at the journaling.
This is one of the lanterns that I stamped and cut out.

Here's a look at one of the flowers I'll be showing you how to make.
I made these in small, medium, and large. I'll be demonstrating  how to make the large red flower, but I'll give you the sizes for all of them.

Paper, Cricut (Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge), BoBunny Serenity Stamps, black ink, and black puffy paint.

First cut flower #7 using the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge in whatever pp you're using. For the large flower cut one at 2 1/2" and one at 1 1/2". For the medium one I cut 2" and 1 1/4", and for the small flower I cut 1 1/2" and 1".
Then I used black distress ink on all the edges.
Now to curl your flowers. I dipped my bigger flower into water and used the end of a paintbrush to curl the petals down. For the smaller flower, curl your petals towards the center, and dry with a heat gun. 

The Serenity stamps have two small flowers which I used for my centers. The larger one I used for the large and medium flowers, and the smaller one I used on all the small flowers. Using the same paper you're making your flowers from, stamp the larger flower using black ink, and cut it out leaving a little of the paper around the edges.

 Without using water, I curled up the edges of the center.

Now just layer and glue all your flowers together starting with the largest on the bottom.
To finish it off I added a drop of black puffy paint in the middle.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful flowers Andrea!!!!

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