I love making paper flowers using our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. There are quite a few three-dimensional flower images included along with all of the other amazing layered images. Each week, I will be posting a simple tutorial of how to use those flower images to create the flowers show on the cartridge, PLUS how to make other flowers using the images included on the Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. This week, I am going to show you how to use the Dandelion image to create a Blooming Chrysanthemum for your fall projects. As always, I have listed the supplies used on this project at the bottom of this post.
- In Cricut® Design Space, insert the Dandelion #MFAD571 image into your canvas.
- You are not going to need all of those pieces, so you can DELETE the ones shown by highlighting the image in the Layers Panel and choosing Delete.
- Change the color of the remaining flower images to the same color so that they all cut from one mat. You can do this by choosing the color by clicking the Ink Blot to open the Layers Attributes panel or by going to Color Sync and dragging them all to the same color.
- For the center of the flower, I used the center circle from the Daisy #MFADCF2 and sized it proportionate to the center of the smallest flower.
- The leaves were taken from the Rose #MFAD8CB image, sized proportionate to the largest flower, and duplicated. This is what my canvas looked like before cutting my images.
- Once you have cut out the images, you can begin using your quilling tool to curl the petals. Since Close to My Heart is two sided cardstock, I chose to alternate the lighter and darker sides of my flowers when curling.
- Once each of the flowers are curled, layer the flowers from large to small inside of each other and adhere together.
- Adhere the circle into the center of the flower, then use the Gold Shimmer Brush to add a glitter effect inside the flower.
- Create a crease in the center of each leaf by folding it in half, then attach to the back of the flower using a 3D Foam Dot.
This can be created with any shade from our beautiful cardstock color palette and set next to a completed Chrysanthemum for a full bouquet. You could enhance the flower by adding ink to the petals, a gem in the center, or by sanding the leaves. Your imagination is your only limit. I can’t wait to see what you create using this Blooming Chrysanthemum.
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