This week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is: Christmas in July! We were asked to make a Christmas-themed project. I decided to make a poinsettia "plant". :)
I started from scratch on this one...so I decided to make up a little photo tutorial, in case anyone is interested!!! Here we go:
Step 1: Cut flowers from Accent Essentials. Each flower is made up of three die-cuts, cut at 2 1/2", 3 1/4" and 3 1/2" ("Accent33" on shift mode). Punch a very small hole in the center of each of the larger cuts.
Step 2: Score petals and fold. Using a bone folder or other scoring tool, make creases along each petal. Gently fold up along the score lines.
Step 3: Ink as desired. I like lots of inking so I used a dark red to ink the red flowers, and a combination of medium and dark red on the pink flowers.
Step 4: Attach flower centers. I used Glossy Accents, and adhered yellow and red seed beads in clusters in the center of each of the smallest flowers.
Step 5: Attach pipe cleaners. I cut each pipe cleaner into thirds. I stuck one end through the small hole in the flower, bent over the top and attached it to the flower with a glue dot.
Step 6: Layer remaining two flowers on top of large based flower with glue dots. Bend up petals as you go for added dimension.
Step 7: Attach leaves. Cut "Accent26" at 4". Cut it in half to form two sets of leaves. Using a glue dot, attach one of the cut ends to the other cut end:
Step8: Thread pipe cleaner through leaves, bend leaves as desired and wrap pipe cleaner with floral tape.