This is my entry for the Cricut Circle challenge this week to do something with a flower. I love making these flowers and they are much cheaper than buying Prima flowers. I cut scalloped circles from Mother's Day Bouquet cart at 2 inches, 1 1/2 inches and 1 inch. The next step is the most important. YOU HAVE TO WET THEM!!!!!! I used to try to skip this step and they just come out so much better if you wet the paper. So once I cut a bunch of scalloped circles out lay them all out I spray them with a mister. When they are good and wet I wad them up into little balls. I let them dry for a few minutes and then carefully open and spread out not flattening them completely. Let dry a little longer but not completely. I like to work with them when they are still pliable. Next I stack 5 to 8 high. Punch hole with crop a dile and add brad to center. I then pull each layer up towards the brad being careful not to tear. then I pull them down forming the flower. After they are formed the way I want, I let them dry and then add Tim Holtz ink, Stickles and/or spray with Glimmer Mist depending on the look I want.
The paper for the card was a double sided piece and the flowers were actually made from the same piece. I have 3 other flowers from this one piece of 12 x 12 paper. For this card I added ribbon and used a MS punch on the edges. I also added a birthday stamp.