February 9, 2010

Triangles, Stipes, Polka Dots And Fan Flowers

Don't you get a little tired of circles, and stripes, and hearts? I do. Thats why I thought I'd try triangles! What a refreshing change. My papers are from SEI and seem to cry out for something different.
I used 2 12x12" papers and only have enough to garnish a card! So I have 2 4x5" squares reserved to make a card with!
First I made my cricut cuts, and then made 3 strips for making the fan flowers. I cut them too large and had to cut them down. To keep manageable don't go larger than 1 1/4" wide on a 12" strip as it will not make a complete circle.
Then I used my Creative Memories circle punch the small for the top and large circle for the bottom. Notice how I centered the print so it would look nice as the center of the flower.
I then hand folded the strips. Later Jen shared that using a score pal would be more effective and easier on the hands... boy was she right.! My stips were too wide so I did trim until when opened it would form a circle.
I used medium glue dots as shown to hold it together. The first flower I used glue and it just wasn't as effective as the glue dots were (unless you use the clear zip dry and hold). I placed glue on the circle and placed an object on the top to hold in place. The next one I used about 6 or 7 medium glue dots and it was more effective and there was no dry time.
I used plenty of glue dots for the top of the flower also and held both tightly in place until I felt it would hold securely. It worked great.
I then applied stickles on the edge of the flower and let it dry.
I place all the items on the page, using dimensionals on the small triangle and placed stickles on the edge and on the heading. I did cut out the heading twice and staggered, and glued together before placing on the page.
The turquoise rhinestones looked great in the center of the flower. I also place one on each corner of the photo. I hope you enjoyed this page as much as I enjoyed creating it. Here is the Sassy-NaNaBooBoo Gypsy file.
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Brenda said...

OMGOSH SHelia!!!! This layout is soooo amzing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE what you have done!! Thanks for the tips on the fan flowers I have been wanting to make some of those....the papers are PERFECT for this layout!Beautiful job!!!

Bobbi said...

This so cute. Love the color combo you used. The flowers turned out very nice. TFS

Snowmanlover said...

Very darling!!! Love the flowers and the photo. Thanks for taking the time to make the tutorial!!! Hugs, barb

Anonymous said...

Love it! The colors are great & the triangles are very unique. I love the flowers you made.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh how beautiful is this.. and your directions are so good that I might even be able to make one of the flowers.. I just love the whole layout. Great job.

Nanne said...

Oh I adore those fan flowers.. Fantastic idea.. Great colors and prints as well.. fantastic layout

Audrey Frelx said...

That is such a beautiful layout!

I'll be seeing you!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful layout, lovely colors and patterns!

Debbie said...

Super cute layout! Love the fan flowers!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great project Sheila. Love your fan flowers! You're alwasy thinking up something new! Or giving it your own little twist!

papillon digital design said...

A very beautiful layout. I like the color and the way the flower has turned out. The line/triangle shape behind the flower is so adorable. I have lots to learn from you in Layouts. Thanks for sharing. Eagerly following and cataloging in my brain all your layouts.

Barb Craft said...

Sheila - this is sooooo totally adorable!! Lovin' those flowers big time!! I love how unique they are and how great they look on your page! thanks for taking the time to show us how to make them!! I'm sure you will see a few of these on others LOs in the near future!!!

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Carol said...

WOW ... Sheila, I am totally loving these little pinwheel, or acordian, flowers! Gorgeous and what a wonderful accent they are to your pages too. Thanx for sharing the "how to" on making them. I will definitely be trying a few of these myself! =)