Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reflections Christmas Flower Tutorial ~ Fotobella DT

   As soon as I came across these old photos of me and my Mom, I knew they'd be perfect to showcase the beautiful Christmas Reflections Collection by Echo Park. I did use one piece of paper (the background with the candy cane border) from the Tis the Season Collection, as it was perfect to mask my doily stencil on.

I was inspired by this Basic Grey sketch used for the Happy Holidays Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

I made 2 large tags, and 2 small ones, which are part of the title, for the January Four Categories Challenge, for category 1, to use at least one tag, with the twist of hidden journaling.

When you lift the Bells Bingo card, which is machine stitched on top,  it reveals my journaling.

I'm also entering this in Rochelle Spear's Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I went diagonal with mists, mini alphas, and flowers, which I made myself.

Here's what you'll need to make the big flower.
1.Cricut (Serenade cartridge)
2.White Cardstock
3.Distress Inks (Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn)
5.Glimmer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds)

1.Take your white cardstock and cut out 6 flowers using the Serenade Cartridge (flower #5) for the Cricut. 2 @ 1", 1 @ 1 1/4", 1 @ 1 1/2", 1 @ 1 3/4", and 1 @2".

2.Using a blending tool apply the red and green Distress Ink onto your flowers. One one of the smallest ones I inked both sides.

3.Then one at a time dip them into water, loosely scrunching them, and shaping your petals. The one that you inked on both sides is the center bud. After they dry they'll be a lot lighter, so if you want you can go over them again with some more ink, which I did on the big flower. The smallest one just has one application of inks, and gives an even more faded and vintage look.

4.Glue all of your layers together starting with the largest flower on the bottom, and spray with Glimmer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds), which ages it and gives it some sparkle at the same time.

Try it with different colored inks to custom make this flower for any project.
Thanks for your visit!


  1. Drea, you are a great scrapbooker. Love your inspiring pages!

  2. Drea, I love your scrapbook layouts they are brilliant.