A Moment in Time by Sue Smyth

Today I am sharing the first layout for Couture Creations Design Team.
One of the things I love to do most is make my own flowers from cardstock. You always get the right size and colour you are after if you make your own. The photo of my daughter when she was younger was the perfect start to a girly but fun layout. 

To make the flowers you need
Cardstock Aged Wine or similar colour
white glitter
Spray adhesive
mini mister 
heat gun
Burgundy Ink or colour to compliment cardstock
Cut 3 shapes from cardstock using the 3 smallest sizes of  Nested Die
 ( not the really small centre die) 
Sand the edges 

Ink the edges and  create a hole in the centre with a hole punch of all shapes.

Cut slits into each layer, don't fuss too much on how many, if you do lots the flower will be fluffy, if you do less it looks more like a rose.

Gather a bunch of stamens together and glue the ends,
 insert into the middle of the flowers starting with the smallest and working up to the largest.

Glue the stamens onto the back of the flower with hot glue.

Spray with water generously, and scrunch up each layer at a time.
 Be careful not to damage the cardstock as it becomes quite fragile.

Unfurl the layers, I use a bamboo skewer to help, and dry off with heat gun.
Use the skewer to manipulate the petals to give a natural look
Finally spray with a little squirt of adhesive and sprinkle white glitter over the centres.;

You will end up with wonderful flowers like these.

Couture Creations Products Used
Other Products Used
Chipboard Cherish and A moment in time
Green leaves
Lace and trinkets

For those of you in Australia looking for stockists of materials go to  http://www.printblocks.com.au/

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