Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flower with Swirl Center - surprise!


Sometimes you just have to look at things in a different way.  This card features the flower I showed you a few days ago.  The flower does not exist on any cartridge as you see it here.  It is made from four capital "C" letters from the Stork's Delivery cartridge.  This letter is from the the "girly" font on the cartridge which is lovely.


Here is a screen shot of the flower preview.  When the "C"s are turned at 90 degree angles and aligned with the dot at the top overlapping and welded a swirl pattern is produced.


You can click on this image to get a closer look.  It just takes a little care to make the spacing even for a nice effect.


 In order to make a two tone flower, I added a backer made from four circles welded together. 


I made it slightly smaller than the top layer of the flower to be sure that it would not show at the edges.


This flower is rather stylized and reminds me of art nouveau or arts and crafts style flowers (similar to some flowers in designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh).  This sort of flower is also similar to those drawn by Mary Engelbreit in many of her illustrations.


I cut both the flower and the backer from some pearlized textured cardstock from American Crafts.  A pink gem brad from Creative Charms was a perfect fit for the center.


I used a sharp piercing tool to start the hole in the center for the brad.


I added foam squares to the back to raise the flower from the card surface.


I put together a quick card with a stamp from Hero Arts (stamped twice in green and then brown for a shadow effect).  The green cross hatch design paper is from the DCWV Nana's Nursery baby girl mat stack.  I added some more gems - I am not sure if I like the look of the pearl paper and gems for this design and I will probably try another card with totally different papers.

I wonder if anyone guessed how I designed the flower...I didn't see a correct reply posted in the comments...

It's still raining cats and dogs here - we might get sun on Sunday or Monday but its not a sure thing.  I keep telling myself it is good for the garden!

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21 comments:

  1. Should have known that it was your own creation. What a creative mind you have; seeing flowers from c's !!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You are so crafy and creative, thanks for sharing with us on a daily basis. DawnRI

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  3. You are sooooo SNEAKY!!! I'm one of those people who looks at blog posts specifically to see if I can tell what cricut cart was used and what paper. This one had me stumped and now I can see why!

    I love it though. It makes a perfect flower! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Can u explain how you make it with one continual cut? I am new to the Cricut. I would only know how to do several c's and layer them. Same for the circles. So pretty!!! Thx.

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  5. You are so amazingly creative! I never would have guessed it was made using the letter C. Great job!

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  6. You are so dang creative!!!! and, yes, this rain is good for the garden - but, it's also good for the mildew AND the weeds!! LOL!

    Have a great weekend,
    Jackie

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  7. You are SO OOOOOO amazing! how clever you were to see that in your mind's eye!! I knew there was a GOOD reason i follow your blog!!! and i wasnt wrong about it!!!

    thanks so much for your inspiration

    yes i did try to find the image, but i didnt come close LOL

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  8. I love how you are able to create designs from random elements. How clever to put those "C's" together and make a lovely flower

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  9. Diane, as always I'm just amazed at the wonderful things you come up. I have learned so much from you. Thank you. I have an award on my blog for you and I would love it for you to accept it.

    http://lenascreations.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love that shape and would never have thought of it or known how to accomplish it. I however, think it would make a great pinwheel.

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  11. You are so creative! I never would have thought the flower was made of C's ... so Clever !

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  12. Okay, I NEVER would have guessed that!

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  13. I wouldn't have guessed you used Cs! Great job thinking outside the box! You are an inspiration to all of us! TFS! I'm going to have to try this now! :)

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  14. Wow, Diane! That is amazing! You can design anything. I'm always amazed at how you can think out-of-the-box. Crafting is so much fun! TFS.
    Kathryn

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  15. Ingenious!! I thought it looked somewhat like an old-fashioned peppermint.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Melinda

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  16. Wow Diane,

    You are so very creative to make that flower out of the letter "C"! Good eye!

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  17. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! you oucht to be kidding me!! You are back teaching us, and with a "C" no less..>WOW!!!

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  18. Diane,

    This is brilliant! I love the way you see new things from the common and ordinary! I mean that as a compliment! Great job!

    Cindy Hoffmann Smith

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  19. Ahhh, very clever! Your pearlized cardstock is very pretty....tfs!

    ~Sharon C.

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  20. You amaze me how you even think to use such shapes let alone what you could possibly make with them.
    Kim xXx

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