Kiki Halbert Designs

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Hybrid Inspirations for your Super Saturday Stretch

Welcome back to Super Saturday Stretch!

Last week I was showing you how gorgeous these papers print out onto plain old cardstock. This week we are finishing up the layout using the paper set Juicy.

First I printed out 8X11 sheets of the papers I wanted to use. Then using my handy dandy Cricut (great birthday present--thanks hubby!) and my Walk in My Garden cartridge I cut daisy-3 in multiple sizes for each sheet I was using for the flower. For example on the pink paper with the green vines I did a 4 inch flower and a 3 inch flower. On the pink and white paper I did 3.5 and 2.5.

Once I had what I needed to make a layered flower I took all the pieces, turned them upside down and using my mini mister from Tim Holtz I sprayed them with water. It is just water.

Then crumple the flowers up. Be careful not to rip them. I let them sit crumpled up for about 5 minutes which gives them time to dry a little bit, but not all the way.

When they are just damp it is time to uncrumple them, don't flatten them all the way you want some texture.

Once the flowers are completely dry you can add stickles (a Ranger product) glitter to the edges of the flowers. I decided to do this to the leaves as well, although I didn't crumple the leaves. I let the glitter dry overnight just to be sure.

Next layer your flower the way you want it to be and using an awl or needle (you could use a punch too if you wanted) place a small hole in the center for the brad. If you wanted more bling you could use a large rhinestone instead, skipping the hole punching step. You will also want to tack each layer of flower together if you don't use a brad. Once the brad is placed you can use pop dots in between the layers if you want a more 3D look.

Next I attached the flower to the layout and added the leaves under the flower. There you have a gorgeous flower using Juicy papers adding just the right finishing touch to my layout.

See you next week for more inspiration!