I've been overlooking things.........

If you've been following my blog then you know how much I love SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot).  One of the reasons I use it so often is because I love the 3-dimensional look I can get with the paper piecing. But after a fantastic sale of Cricut cartridges for just $9.99, I couldn't pass a sale like that up.  It made me take a second look at the Cricut cartridges I had. And instantly I started seeing all kinds of possibilities.

I made the fuschia for this card using the Accent Essentials cartridge.

I have always had a love of fuschia. My first full-time job was at a B&B in California while I was in college. It had fuschia hanging from all the balconies and it was just so beautiful.

Okay, so how did I make the flowers? The patterns from Accent Essentials I used are listed as

* Accnt6S/Blackout @ 1" in green
* Accnt31S @ 2" in purple
* Accnt33S @ 3" in red
* Accnt35S @ 3" in red

The next step is to ink the edges. You'll then want to cut out the center of the scallop shape and the sun-looking shape.

Now you'll want to roll the "sun" and the scallop.  It's easiest to do using tweezers.

Glue the end of the "sun" piece. Then you will glue this into the middle of the curled scallop piece.

Curl the leaves of the flower back with a bone folder.

Glue the inside piece to the center of the flower. Turn the flower over, and glue the green piece to the back.

And there you have it. A beautiful fuschia! Fuschia plants have very thin stems, which is why they hang down the way they do.

I hope you have as much fun with this as I did.  I'd love to see what you come up with so leave me a comment with a link to your work!

And lastly, it's not too late to join me for February's Crafters 10! WOTG. For details, just click on the Crafters 10! link on the top of this page.

Hope you have a great weekend and happy crafting!!


Ann said...

WOW! What gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Closet Stamper said...

This is great! Thanks for the tutorial - now I need to get my cricut out. These flower are awesome!

Trisha Morton said...

OMG!! I never thought of looking beyond the box. Thanks so much for sharing! I am totally lifting and following your blog now!

Tina P. said...

WOW ! I must ry it! Great flower tutorial!
German greetings Tina P.

Denise said...

Awesome job!! TFS!

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