Sunday, July 24, 2011
Topiary using the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
I had the honor of teaching a 3-D class on the new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge at the Close to my Heart Convention last week! This is one of the projects I made for the class. I used one of the incredible 3-D flower images on the cartridge to make this topiary. I cut a bunch of flowers out at 3-1/2" and some at 4-1/2". Some of them were cut from Honey cardstock and some were cut from White Daisy cardstock. I inked the White Daisy flowers with Honey ink on the edges with a sponge dauber before I rolled them. Then I rolled each one starting from the outside going in and held them together them with some Aleen's Tacky Glue. Each flower was attached to a styrofoam ball with a pearl tipped pin.
I wrapped a wooden dowel with some floral tape and added it to the bottom of the ball. I put some more styrofoam in the bottom of the metal white container and stuck the wrapped dowel inside. A little Colonial White and Honey ribbon was added to the base of the ball to dress it up a bit.
The new CTMH Idea Book has lots of fun new Mini-Medley Assortment packs. I used the metal plate in the Honey Mini-Medley Collection on the container. It was soft enough to bend so that it would fit nicely around the curve of the container. I stamped a sentiment from the November Stamp of the Month and attached it behind the metal plate. Then I attached the plate with some Velcro so that the sentiment could be changed for different occasions.
Stay tuned for more sneak peek projects using new CTMH products!