Hey everyone! Roree here, and I have a Tuesday tutorial for you.
If you know me or my work, you know that I LOVE to make flowers. All kinds, really. Kim, the owner of October Afternoon, told me that she got some comments at CHA about the flowers I made on this layout, featuring Cakewalk...
Happy Days by Roree Rumph (using October Afternoon's Cakewalk collection)
so I thought I would share with you how I made them.
To make one complete flower, I cut out four individual flowers (cut at 0.25" increments, for example one each at 1.5", 1.75", 2", and 2.25" ) with my Cricut Expression 2 and Sweet Treats cartridge. (Any kind of die-cut machine or punch will do, as long as you can cut the same flower in multiple sizes.)
I then sanded the edges of my flowers (totally optional), and curled the ends of each petal.
I added foam adhesive to the center of each flower except the top one. I then layered and adhered the flowers together from smallest to largest.
I pierced holes at the center of the flower, using the button that I wanted for the center as a guide.
I hand stitched the button onto the flower, and I finished by fluffing the petals back up. And voila! My finished flower! Pretty easy, right?!
I made a couple more, along with some mini ones, cut out a few leaves, and created this card full of flowers.
My Forever Friend by Roree Rumph (using October Afternoon's Farmhouse, Sidewalks, Campfire collections)
I added cross stitches to the center of the mini flowers instead of trying to find a bunch of tiny buttons.
If you love flowers, texture, and dimension on your projects, you might need to give this a try. ;)
I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. If you get a chance to make some flowers of your own, make sure to share them with us in the OA Flickr Gallery. We would love to see your creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!