Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Citrus Stack Card Flower Tutorial By Melin

Hello crafty friends,
It’s another terrific Tuesday and that means its my turn to share for my Scrapyland DT. Today I created a colorful and fun card using the DCWV Citrus Stack Paper Collection and the Wildflower Digital Design Portfolio for the Cameo Silhouette.

Here’s what I came up with.
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Here is my finished card. I used the wonderful Die Cuts With A View DCWV Citrus Stack. All of the patterned papers as well as the sentiment came from that stack. I used some Bazzill pink cardstock for the roses. I used the Wildflower Digital Design Portfolio to create the flowers.

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Here is the side view of the flowers.

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I started by laying out the flower onto my virtual mat in my Cameo Studio software. I made them in graduated sizes for the layers.

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After cutting all the flowers, I inked them with some pink pigment ink. I did ink both sides of the die cuts.

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Next I spritzed some water on my craft mat

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I then laid my flower die cut on the water on both sides. This is just to get the die cut moist and not too wet. The whole purpose is to be able to bend the petals without them getting hard creases in them.

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I folded each petal up and also pinched them.

I did this for each petal.


Once I folded each petal, I folded them up and together. I closed them up tightly and let them dry.


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Once the layers were dried I simply glued each layer and then staggered them as I layered them.

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Here is one last look at the flowers. I finished off the cards by adding some leaves and a cute little bow.

Products Used to create this card
silhouette cameo logo-195
Silhouette Cameo
wildflower design portfolio cd140
Wildflower Design Portfolio
dcwv citrus stack
DCWV Citrus Stack Paper Pad
ac circle foam tabs
Foam Dots
ac glue dot runner
Adhesive Runner
glue dots craft dots
Glue Dots
Pink Pigment
Additional Supplies
Pink, White, Kraft, Green Bazzill Cardstock
Water Mister
Misc. Pink Ribbon and Button

Be sure to stop by Scrapyland.com where you can pick up all of these supplies. As always, thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me.
Until the next time,


Anonymous said...

I love you new site I just feel uneasy regarding I don't own a silhouette cameo and now I want one I have the cricut all three but I need to know if cameo is better and why.

My Paper Crafting said...

Hi Isabel, this is Melin. I just saw your comment. The Cameo is a wonderful machine. I can't say that one is better than the other because they are different. The biggest difference is that with the cameo you can cut svg files. There are tons of free files around the net and you don't have to buy cartridges. Plus when you do purchase files, then you only purchase what you want and aren't forced to buy a whole cartridge. You can also cut all your own fonts. Of course, I still have my cricut and love to use it and I just don't think I will ever part with my cricut and cartridges, so it boils down to personal preference. I hope this helps :-)