Today I’d like to share my paper flower bouquet with you made via the Silhouette. Now that I have a tool to help cut out the shape of the flowers this is one of the first projects I couldn’t wait to complete. I wanted to make these for Gwen’s birthday back in June but this was the one thing on the list that didn’t get completed. Since I have the Silhouette I am glad I waited because I like how these turned out much better than when I cut my own flower shapes. (it’s possible to do it but much harder)
I’ve said this before…but I really LOVE this collection of paper (Sketchbook by Amy Tangerine) because of the bright cheerful colors but it also has a great mix of not just shapes but also the geometric patterns. I am so happy with how these flowers turned out. You see the hearts and flowers on one side then geometric partners on the back sides. This collection is also great because of the black and white patterns mixed with the bright colors and the black pencil sketchs too.
I used two different shapes from the Silhouette store for the flowers. The 3d paper rose (Alaa’K) & the 3d rolled spiral flower (Lori Whitlock). I enlarged each flower so that it was as large as it could be for a 12×12 sheet. This produced nice sized flowers for a medium sized vase to be a table centerpiece.
I glued them together and then used floral wire as the stems. I tried scrunching up the paper, like last time, but didn’t like how it turned out so I stuck with keeping them nice & crisp. I had to make a small tighter spiral for the inside because the flowers were so open. I used scraps from the big flowers, twisted them up and glued to the middle of the large open flowers.
My favorite three flowers are seen below: the inside with the rainbow of hearts, the bright yellow inside with the big flowers on the outside and Gwyneth’s graph outside with the black and white floral on the inside.
The two flower shapes used here are similar but Lori’s rolled spiral flower has more of a scalloped edge so these shapes work well together to give a slight variety to the overall shape/size of the flowers.
I’ve tied some Sketchbook ribbons to the top of the vase to enhance the colors in the bouquet. We’ve now got the bouquet sitting in the center of our dinging table. The real roses my husband got me for our anniversary last week are just about done but we’ll have this lovely bouquet to enjoy for a long time!
There are many, many more flower shapes I want to use on future projects with smaller sized flowers in a big grouping. I can’t wait to try some new things! Here’s a link to my other projects with the Sketchbook collection. I’ve almost used up the paper pack, just enough left for one more layout & 2 cards.
Supplies: pattern paper & ribbons-Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Collection (American Crafts), die cut flower templates-Silhouette store (3d paper rose – by Alaa’K & the 3d rolled spiral flower – by Lori Whitlock)