Monday, December 12, 2016

Flower Market 3D Poinsettia Wreath

Flower Market Cricut Collection (Z3285) also has the 3D poinsettia.  The 2D wreath I made was similar to the Artiste wreath from 2015.  Now it was time to go for gold with the 3D poinsettia.

Again on Design Space, I pulled in the poinsettia.  When it comes in, each layer is separate but GROUPed.  I, again, tried making this the same size as the 2D wreath and thought a total width of 5.41" would be the correct size for the bottom leafed layer (I would be mistaken.  This turned out much bigger - the circle it's mounted on is 5" -  than the other one - no worries though!).

The other "improvement" I wanted to make was to have a saying going across the opening of the wreath.  That eventually led me to make a ring without a backing.  It took 9 flowers to complete this wreath.

Because I put a bow on top of the wreath, I didn't want to add a loop like I did with the previous wreaths.  You might be wondering how I will hang this up without a loop.  To achieve it, I cut a piece of extra thick twine and adhered it to the back of the ring with Liquid Glass (Z679) (I love that stuff!).

Because I turned the leaves downwards, I mounted each flower with 3D foam (Z1151).

Colors I used were New England Ivy (1282) for the leaves, Ruby (X5927) for the back layer, two layers of Cranberry (1272), Poppy (X5779) for just behind the yellow centers, Lemon (X5785) for the larger yellow center, and Canary (X5772) for the smallest center.  The Canary helped "calm" down the Lemon.  Once I glued the flowers together, I took my Quilling Tool (Z1795) and turned the ends of each petal up (as I mentioned earlier, the leaves I turned down).

"Noel" is cut from our White Glitter Paper (Z3237) using the Flower Market cartridge.   I adhered "Noel" with Liquid Glass.   Finally, the bow is cut from Pomegranate cardstock (X5780), again from the Flower Market cartridge.  The edges of the bow were sponged with Pomegranate ink ((Z2854), glued together, and then got a coating of Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293).  Once that dried, the bowed was adhered to the wreath with, none other, Liquid Glass!

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