Peas in a pod

Here is my second project as your guest DT member this kit. I wanted to make a LO representing all my children as little ones and compare how they all looked and this kit was perfect with its mix of yellow, green , orange and reds. Perfect for both boy or girl LO's.

No real step by step instructions this week as i have done a bit here and there all week and often didnt have a camera with me. All the flowers are handmade from PP with some quick instructions below.

Instructions for cabbage roses
3 x large flowers
1 x smaller flower

I actually made my flowers this time by drawing around 2 different sized Prima paper flowers but any flower punch or die with separated petals will do.

You will need

• Patterned Paper
• Black stazon ink pad
• Hot glue gun
• Heat gun
• Two sized round ended pens or paint brushes.
• Rock candy or rock candy stickles
• Water mister


Start by cutting your flowers out of PP and ink all the edges with a waterproof ink.

Use a mini mister to dampen the PP. Take a pen that has a wide rounded end or paintbrush (Claudine’s paintbrushes are great for this). Using a old mouse pad or foam square, gently press the pen/ brush into the middle of the larger flowers. Carefully mould and cup the CS around the pen/ brush.

Repeat with a smaller pen/ brush on the smaller flowers. Dry with a heat gun to ensure they are fully dry for the next stage.

Once all the flowers are dry, carefully open fully the small flower and slightly open two of the large flowers and fully open the last large flower. Glue them into each other starting with the fully opened one at the bottom and the slightly opened ones next. Remember to off set the petals for a more natural look.

Use some knotted embroidery thread to make the flower centre, gluing into place with the glue gun. You can jazz them up with some glimmer mists or rock candy/ stickles.

And i hand cut my title. I used a silhouette download but my cutting machine is playing up at the moment so i printed in reverse on the back of my PP and cut out.



1 comment:

  1. I love the flowers you've made! Thanks for sharing your how-to! :)