Saturday, April 14, 2012

My little bit of Spring

I love yellow tulips and wanted to make some to brighten up my computer area, so that I can enjoy them year round if I want. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge and cut the oval 3 at 3 inches. Double up two ovals on top of each other and then cut a zigzag pattern across the middle of the stacked ovals, thereby cutting them in half. Now you have 4 flower top pieces. Double up the matching pieces, you will use 2 top pieces for each tulip. I dry embossed the top pieces using a cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture.Take a long meat skewer (got mine at $tree) and wrapped floral tape down it to cover.Tied a pink gingham bow to each wrapped skewer. Free hand cut out some long pointed leaves, once I had a good design, I just traced it onto cardstock for the rest of the flowers. I scored down the center of the leaves and folded on score line to give dimension. Glued the leaf ends to the skewer with liquid glass by wrapping the bottom of the leaf around the skewer and clamped with clothes pins until dry (doesn't take long). Then I added the tulip by sandwiching the skewer between two tulip tops securing with liquid glass. Clamped the tulip base to skewer with clothes pin until dry as well.
The base is an open tray made from a piece of 12x8 inch cardstock. Score 2 inches from all 4 edges and fold on score lines. I mitered the corners bringing the fold to the inside and glued securely with liquid glass and clamped with clothes pins to dry. Then I cut a 1 inch by 6 x 4 piece of Styrofoam of the inside of the tray to stick the tulips into. Cover Styrofoam with Easter grass and my planter box of tulips is done to make me smile.

1 comment:

Cricut Couple said...

Totally Brilliant Design! Wow! This is SO COOL! The design with the tulips is just brilliant!!! I love playing with the cartridge cuts and turning them into other things. Just Wonderful!!!