Hi again this is Terri from http://www.scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/. I know, I know Valentines is already over but I made this a couple of days ago for Valentines and it was just too fun not to share with you.
I used Arts philosophy cartridges and cut out different colors of flowers. I wanted purple, pink and dark purple. I cut the flowers at 2.5", on Font Heart 3 Shift function.
Depending on how full you want it to look and/or what the starting size is of your base you will need about 150-200 flowers. This specific project took 190.
I started with a Styrofoam core - in the shape of a heart. I painted it a soft pink so that way in case any areas were not filled in 100% it wasn't white.
I then added the flowers. I added about 10 of the light purple, then did the same of the pink, dark and light again. Then I would add to the other side that way the "lines" were kept pretty straight. I used Scotch Quick dry adhesive to add the flowers. I worked allot in sections on this. I will admit this is a simple project but takes a few hours to make.
So since I like to share my tricks here are a few.
I have learned a few tricks for rolling the flowers - so here goes maybe this will help you a little. Tip #1 - Use a quilling tool to get them started
#2 - After you have rolled about 2 turns put a small dot of glue on the flower - I use Scotch Quick dry glue - then continue rolling the rest. This will keep the "bud" portion of the flower and not unroll allot.
#4 - DO NOT try to glue your flowers to the base until the GLUE HAS DRIED completely - especially if using a thin weight paper.
#5 When putting them on the base/wreath form - get them as close as you can together (makes it look full).
I used for the paper a simple paper pack from Michael's - it was just simple pinks, and purples. All of these papers were in the pack. The paper is 8 1/2 x11 and you can get 12 flowers off the one piece of paper.
While I loved the look of it with just the flowers I wanted to go a step further. I wanted a little "banner" so I used My Creative Time's heart die and cut them out in the bright pink - then I cut out 3/4" letters w/ shadow from Kate's ABC to form the word LOVE.
I then over lapped the hearts to each other and the bee a little - and just glued to the roses.
A little stickles to give the bee a cute little shimmer/glitter.
Here is the back - I only did 4 rows because I want this to lay flat against the door. I may/may not add ribbon - it will depend on what door I hang it on since it's not water proof I don't think I'll put on the front door.
Hope you enjoy and
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designer : Terri Szymanski
Cricut Machine: Cricut Expression
Cricut Images: Arts Philosophy <FONT> Shift Heart 3, Create a Critter 2 Bee cut at 2", Kates ABC 3/4" letters.
Other Supplies Used: My Creative Time for me heart die, Stickles, Recollection paper pack, heart Styrofoam piece