Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Welcome to another card creating tuesday with My Cricut Craft room. Today it is all about carnations. So below is a picture of my project then I will tell you how I did it!

The cartridges I used on this project were Walk in my Garden and Paper Lace 2. The watering can was cut at 3 inches and I did use the layering feature on it. The cut is from Walk in my Garden and it is on page 104 in your booklet. The stems were cut at 3 inches so that I could insert them into the watering can. I cut them at the standard cut then again using the shadow feature. You will find them on page 103 in your booklet. I am sorry to say that I did not write down which cartridge the butterfly was from but any butterfly cut would work. I used Graffix clear craft plastic and you will have to use the multi cut feature set on 3 times. Now for the carnations. I used Paper lace 2 and the cut is on page 31 of your booklet. If you don't have that cartridge you can use any scalloped circle cut. I cut the scallops at 2 inches and each flower took 9 layers. After you do your cuts you will need to poke a hole in the center of each of them for your brad. Spray each layer with water to make them pliable and carefully place each layer onto your brad. Then gather each layer upward carefully and gather them up over your brad allow them to sit for about an hour to get that crinkled look. Then you carefully using the tool of your choice separate and pull down the layers until you get the look you want. Then allow to dry. The paper will get really stiff when dry. I used colored paper on 2 of the carnations and white paper for the purple one and sprayed it with Maya mist. I sprayed it after I had it shaped the way I wanted. Be sure to check out all of the great projects from my very talented design team sisters!! Here is the link to take you back :)
http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ Also for great buys on fabulous products including the ribbon and perfect pearls that I used on this project check out Erica's Store

Have a great craft filled week and Thank-you for stopping in :) I  love to hear your thoughts on my projects so please leave a comment!!


  1. Oh my Shelley, this is beautiful! TFS
    Miranda :)

  2. Wow! Love it, Shelley.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  3. Wow super cool flowers thanks for sharing.


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