Monday, February 25, 2013

3-D Flowers

Morning! Hope ya'll had a great weekend. I had a super busy one. I worked both days.
I hope ya'll are ready for a new challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. Our hostess for this challenge is our wonderful Susan. She has challenged us to use the 3-D rose on the Art Philosophy cartridge. And if you don't have that one you can use any other 3-D flower cut. Just make sure it is a Cricut cut.
Since I don't have the Art Philosophy cartridge, I went with the Flower Shoppe one. I cut the flower on page 16. I bought this cart thinking that I was gonna make all of these wonderful flowers and use them on everything. Well, I haven't done any of that!! I think this is the second time I've used it. So I was so happy to see this challenge so I could would use this cartridge. I used a soft pink for the bottom on the flower. The next layer up is the petals. You have to cut 6 of these. They are red. The next one is maroon and then the center is yellow. That is the part I had the most trouble with. It didn't want to twirl how I wanted it to!! But I finally got it. I used a faux half white pearl in the center. I then drizzled thin lines of glue around and sprinkled Sugar Coating-Lily White Glitter on it. I finished off by spritzing Sparkle Shimmer Spritz by Tsukineko on it to give it a little shimmery shine. I don't think you can tell it in the picture though. My flower was cut at 2.50 inches.
Now I had to decide what to use my flower on. It's to big to put on a card and mail out. It would so get crushed!! So I thought a box would be perfect. I dug out my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. I went with the box on page 59. I cut it at 9 inches out of Cosmo Cricket cardstock. It turned out a little smaller than I thought it would but I really like it. It will be perfect to put something small in and give as a gift. I added some Prima-Say it in Crystals for the sides. There you have it! My 3-D flower on a gift box.
Head over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the flowers my DT Sisters have used on their creations. Awesomeness for sure!!!!
I sure hope ya'll decide to join us for this challenge. If you do, please make sure you use a Cricut cut of a 3-D flower, make a new project (not back links please) and please link directly to your project. Can't wait to see what you make.
Hope ya'll like my 3-D flower and gift box!!!! :)
I'm sorry you can't see the side of the box very well. I took picture after picture but none of them would come out. This is the best I could get.


Stephanie said...

Beautiful flower, Sharon. Love the box, too.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous flower and box Sharon.
Jayne x

Brenda said...

Your 3D flower looks amazing Sharon! I love that you put it on a box, what a perfect gift box to give a little something something in! Lucky will be the person who gets this beautiful box, it's like getting two gifts in one! Hugs!!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

Susan said...

Wow, Sharon, great idea to mount your flower on a box - what a perfect gift box!! Cutting all of those petals sound tedious - but the end result is wonderful!!! :)

Caroline said...

Your flower is so pretty! I love the colors. I think you did such a wonderful job on it. What a great idea to put it on a gift box.

Scrapping Girl said...

What a gorgeous gift box-I would be thrilled to get anything with such gorgeous packaging!!!! You flower is lovely! Looking forward to joining in on the fun at the BBTB2!

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute gift box and such a fabulous flower!
Sherrie K

Pam said...

Lovely little flower on a lovely little box!

L.B. said...

super pretty. Love the triple colors.

Carole Beath said...

Sharon, this is such a cute little gift box... I love the flower sitting atop. Love it.

Suzanne said...

So cute and certainly shows that great things come in small packages or are on small packages. Love the yellow and pearl center.

sandee said...

Hi Sharon, that's an adorable box you created,loving the flower on top! Joined your blog and looking forward to getting to know you better,(new DT member for Paper Playtime ), waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Nana said...

Beautiful flower MeeMee. I just became a member of the DT over at Paper Playtime. Look forward to getting to you know better. Already a follower of your blog.

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
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~JulieH~ said...

What a gorgeous way to top off a box Sharon! Beautiful! I did laugh at your comment about usingg this cart I bought it when it was first released as I 'had to have it' and this is the first time I've usd it!

shelly said...

sharon what a sweet box :) such a pretty flower :)