Before I pick up my baby girl from pre-school I will post a card that I finished last week. I don't know if you're tired of these flower cards but I fell in love with making 3D flowers. I got this idea from
So I can't take credit for the idea or how the flower is assembled- the only thing is that instead of the punches she is using I used my cricut and and Gypsy to make my pedals and stamens.
I shaped the petals and stamens with the McGill styluses she uses in the video- much better then using the end-caps of my pens or markers.
I did come up with an idea for Lily buds because I've gotten lilies and I've sent lilies for a cousin and all of the lilies weren't blossomed. To make the buds I cut two green pieces of paper sort of in an elongated oval shapes and shaped each one individually. Then paste them together on one edge only and shape it in a cup again in case it flatten out a little. After that I used some pearlescents paint (orange) since buds usually show the color of the lily. I also used pearlescent orange paint to paint only the centers of each peatal before I added the little specks with my marker (let it dry of course so I made lots of petals to use another time) This doesn't have to be pearlescent paint but that's the only type of paint I had a the time... but it did turn out okay it gave it a light and pretty shimmer.
Please excuse my dingy lighting it was night time and my lamp is not that bright for picture taking.
Most of the time I add water to my card stock when I shape the petals or leaves to make flowers but normally I make them much smaller so this time the first Lily I made looks a bit wrinkled and the second one I didn't use water at all and it has the smoother look. I guess it just depends on the size of the flower.
Hope you liked them. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a fun, crafty and blessed day!