Friday, February 10, 2012

Round Birthday Card with CTMH Stella plus tip for rolled Roses

With our Art Philosophy cartridge I'm finally starting to get into making round cards because its SOOO much easier to make big circles and other shapes.  Here is another card with our beautiful new Stella pack, sigh... I adore this romantic bohemian paper!


Here's a trick I just figured out for making your 3-D flowers smoosh and loosen up with a natural look:
1. Roll your flower, glue it down (I use a fast drying glue by Aileens for these) and let the glue set up. It doesn't have to be 100% dry but it needs to be holding the shape.
2. Spritz with a light mist of water (I use an empty stamp cleaning spray bottle) and use an acrylic block to smoosh your flower down a bit.
3. Let dry (about 5 minutes) and adhere to your project.

It makes the petals spread out a bit without tearing and flattens the whole flower for a more natural look. I love how it curls the very edges of the petals too!

If you'd like to make this project, get these supplies:
Paper:  Stella
Ink:  Cocoa

2 comments:

Deb Fortin said...

Paige you are a life saver (at the very least a flower saver. ) I have been trying to copy the flowers I've seen everywhere on CTMH blogs and all I end up with is torn petals and nasty looking flowers. I couldn't figure out how they do it without massacring the paper petals . You rock.
Deb

Paige Dolecki said...

Deb -

I'm so glad my tip helped you! This is the fastest way I've found for making them look right.

Paige

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