Friday, April 17, 2015

Butterfly Kisses

It is time for a new 3D Challenge over at CardzTV  T-his weeks challenge is to create a 3D project using flowers.  I had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too.  Here is my project.

I found these daisies in the Silhouette store.  They were designed with just two cuts, the flower and the center.  They way they were intended to be put together was to put a straw through the holes.  However wouldn't you know it, my straws were just a tiny bit two small. SO I had to improvise.

I cut one end of the straw down both sides about 1/2" and spread the straw apart and pushed down on the ends so they were flat.  I used some glossy accents to attach my straw to the yellow center with the hole in it.  Now I had to figure out how to cover the holes.  The yellow centers were cut at 1 3/4".  So I used a 1 1/2" scalloped punch to punch a scallop out of this bright pink color. Then I used a 1 1/4" circle punch to punch another yellow circle. Finally I stamped this second yellow circle with a Peachy Keen stamp face. I used the 1" size stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Using my white gel pen I added some freckles to the pink cheeks.  The pink cheeks were add with a rose colored Prima Watercolor pencil and blended with a Dove blending pen.

Next I cut out this cut butterfly from the Create a Critter cartridge.  I used my Explore and Design Space to  flatten the butterfly so I could do a print and cut on it.  I cut the butterfly out at 2".  I added some Raspberry Stickles to the dark pink areas on the butterfly's wings and some Lime green stickles on the very end of his antenna's.  Once the stickles was dry I glued the butterfly to a straw. 

I found this little biodegradable pot at my craft store and thought it would be perfect for this project.. I added some floral oasis inside the pot to hold my flowers. I bent each straw slightly so that you could see the flowers cute faces.  I added some leftover green Easter grass to cover the oasis.  Next I put my butterfly in the center of the pot.  For my sentiment I used some white and pink butterfly Washi Tape and some Staz-on black ink I stamped my sentiment unto the Washi tape and the carefully wrapped it around a straw.  I cut the end of the tape to make it look like a flag.  My sentiment is from the Think Spring CardzTv Stamp Set.

Now it is your turn. Show us what you can do with a 3D Challenge using flowers.  And don't forget to hop over to Mary's Stamp blog and get your stamps ordered..  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my project. I love hearing from you.  Don't forget to visit the other Design Teams blogs to see what they made for the challenge.


  1. Very cute project. Perfect for mother's day table center piece.

  2. Oh my gosh, how adorable is this!!!!!!!! I love it! It just brings a huge smile to my face! It would be so perfect for any thing! The paper choice is so springy and bright and cheery and those faces are just perfect! Your attention to detail is fantastic! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing,

  3. Your project is very cute, Deanna. I love how you added the peachy keen faces to the centers of the flowers. You did great with the improvising, too.

  4. Oh my goodness Deanna! These are the happiest flowers I've ever seen!!! Love those Peachy faces on them. :)

  5. So Cute Deanna! Love the flowers, butterfly and the flag!

  6. Super cute project! Beautiful colors! :)

  7. Absolutely adorable flower arrangement, Deanna! Love those cute little faces and the butterfly. Perfect.