While we were at CHA early this week, we stopped by the Cosmo Cricket booth and got to do a fabulous make-n-take where we made a flower like this:Natasja Verbeek, who is on the Cosmo Cricket design team, taught the make in take. She has a great video up here on how to make these flowers.
Here's a look at the steps I took to put my flower together.
1. Cut 4 medium sized photos (around 3 inches across) and 1 small flower (around 1 inch across.) They do not need to be perfect.
2. Fold the flowers in half and put a mini staple as close to the fold as possible.Fold the small flower in half and then in half again. Place a staple in the center of the folded flower.3. Crinkle all of the flowers to give them a messy feel.
4. Ink the edges.
5. Layer all of the flowers pieces on top of each other. Use glue dots to attach the layers.
6. Freehand cut 2 leaves and attach to the back of the flower with glue dots.
7. Fold each petal tip down and push a little toward the center of the flower. This will give great dimension to the flower.8. Use the flower on a project.
Today I wrapped a mini loaf of banana bread that I just made in plastic wrap and then wrapped 2 strips of patterned paper around the bread. I topped the bread with the flower and a tag.These flowers will make such a great touch on many projects. Can't wait to make another one.
All of the paper I used in this project are from the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl line. They will all be in the upcoming Scrapbook Circle February kit.