Monday, August 8, 2011

CTMH Art Philosophy Flower tutorial day 1

Hello, friends!


This week I am doing CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY tutorials. Don't worry if you don't have this cartridge yet or do not plan on getting it. Things I will be showing you this week can be implemented using other cartridges. However, if what I show you this week pushes you over the edge, by all means order this FABULOUS cartridge! No judgment here *wink*

Now just in case, you missed the Hello Thursday release and you do not know what Art Philosophy is let me explain. It is a NEW cartridge that will be sold exclusively by Close To My Heart. This cartridge includes bags, 3D flowers, borders, cards, fancy shapes, and a beautiful font. To purchase this MUST HAVE cartridge click here ==> My Close To My Heart Website

Now to the tutorial. Today I am showing you how to make the beautiful 3D flowers. It is very simple once you know how and you will have no problems whipping up bunches of these beauties once you look through this tutorial.

Supplies: You need the ART PHILOSOPHY cartridge.

Hot Glue Gun: I use one that I bought from M's. It is a Martha Stewart and has settings for low and high temp. You will use the low temp when making flowers.

Tweezers: This is almost as important as the glue! They are invaluable when making these flowers. Mine are of coarse from Close To My Heart. I like that these are long. It is great when getting into tight places.

Now lets make some flowers! Here are all six of the different types of flowers that are included on this cartridge. I cut them all  out at 3 1/2"

I chose the flower on the top left in this photo for this demo. All the flowers are made this exact way, so once you learn the basics you can make all 6 flowers! Tomorrow's tutorial will be using the other 5. I will show you 5 different things to do to the flowers to enhance them.

The next step is to roll the spiral up to give it form. I like to do this around a marker. Start using the very end.



After it has been wrapped completely slip it off of the marker barrel and grab your tweezers. Grab the center part of the flower with your tweezers and start twirling. This tightens up your flower, so you can make it as tight or as loose as you like.

Now it is time to put a small dollop of glue using your hot glue gun on the big round bit that your flower rests on. Be careful because the glue is very hot!


You are left with this little flower.  It is pretty and you can left it just as it is or you can tweak it just a little. 


I like to gently bend back the petals. This opens the flower up and give it just a little more life.

After you have folded back all of the petals you can you are left with this. Again it is pretty, but it is missing something. Lets add some leaves! I like to add leaves because it adds a little more color and it can hide some imperfections.


I cut the leaves at 1 1/2". Again, these are ok how they are, but with just one little things turn from good to great!

Using my tweezers I scored the leaves down the center and folded them inward. This gives them a more realistic look.

Now you can just glue them to the back side of the flower. VOILA!
Super simple, right! You can add these flowers to frames, cards, scrapbook pages, wreaths, and bags. I am so into making these flowers at the moment that I want to stick them onto everything!

Here is a video of other flowers you can make using this new cartridge!



Well, be sure to check back in with me tomorrow because I will have my PART 2 FLOWER TUTORIAL.

Have a MAGICAL Monday!

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67 comments:

Crhiga said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the Art Philosophy cart. The cuts look awesome!!!

Carol

Joan Smith said...

Great tutorial...the flower is beautiful and I agree the cuts look awesome.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

those flowers ar so pretty thanks for sharing how to make them!!
Kristan

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I just got the flower shoppe cartridge and I think this decoded these flowers for me as well..

Carol said...

thank you for the tutorial. I needed to see one made to really comprehend.

Erin said...

I never would have figured this out on my own. Thanks so much for the great and simple tutorial!

SallyP said...

Great looking flower and thanks so much for the tutuorial!

Jenn said...

You are awesome! Thanks for this tutorial; I'm looking forward to the rest. My cartridge is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow and I'm so excited! :)

CSeeger said...

Thanks for another great tutorial, what a great cartridge and beautiful flower selection.

TanyaT said...

Awesome tutorial...I really want this cartridge. Do you
think this price will still be available next month...I have to save for it... Thanks for the inspiration (love your blog)!

Maryellen said...

Thanks Melanie for the tutorial!

Luv 2 Create said...

Love all the flower combos this cart has to offer. Great tutorial. I have been practicing with flower shoppe cart and am ready to try these. Great tutorial. Looking forward to more this week.
Marcie

dm.brinker said...

I love your flowers. Thanks for telling us easy it is to make. I will have to check this cartridge out.

Geri said...

Thank you Melanie, I don't have the CTMH Art Philossophy cart, but I do have the Flower Shoppe, and was a bit fustrated, cause I couldn't get them right. Now I see how easy you make it look. Thanks again....can't wait for the next tutorial. :) Happy Flower making.....

Crafting Katie said...

GORGEOUS, Melanie! I just might need to make some flowers today!

Kristen Ann said...

Very simple process for beautiful results! Can't wait for tomorrow's tutorial. Thanks :o)

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Love the dimension on the end result.

Lorraine said...

wow these are beautiful thanks for sharing with us xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You make it look so easy. I seem to be all thumbs when it comes to small delicate things.

MeGlo said...

THANKS for all the tips! Spent the weekend w/floral shoppe. My 13 year old daughter & her friend are addicted too! They made flower pencils. The flowers came off, knew I should have take out my hot glue gun....

Doris P. said...

ugh!! i want these cartridges!! love them! the flowers are beautiful. tfs detailed instructions!!
parkernana5@cox.net

Carolee said...

Great tutorial. These flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks

scrapdiva said...

Thank you for the tutorial, beautiful flower

snappy scrappy said...

Great tutorial...I can't wait to get this cart!! Lee-Ann :)

ScrappyChick said...

ok...quit making me want this cartridge. My husband won't allow any more purchases...lol. Do you have CTMH have a payment plan...small enough payments and my husband might not even notice...lol.

Marissa said...

Very pretty flowers!

Loster said...

These flowers are the first thing that attracted me to this cartridge. Thank you for providing instructions, and for sharing your ideas!

PinkDaisy/CricutLover75 said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Love these flowers! And love your manicure! ;)

Nanci said...

Thanks for sharing. That is completely different than I thought they were made.

Carol said...

Awesome - thank you so much for the tutorial and the video!

Danka Doo said...

Thanks for a great tutorial...so nice that you can ink/chalk the edges BEFORE you roll it up...so much easier....

AShu93 said...

Great tutorial Melanie! I didn't know for sure how to make the rolled flowers & you gave some good hints. I also appreciate the pic tutorial because I don't have time to watch all the long videos everyone makes.

MizMaryAnn said...

I just love these flowers. They are so easy yet the finished product looks so hard. Thank you so much for tutorial #1. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week.

Corrie M. said...

Thanks for the lesson, I'm really looking forward to this week's tutorials!

Nana Donna said...

Thanks so much this is great. I have to tell you something funny. I have Flower Shoppe which is the same principal for making flowers, well I have been winding them up backwards LOL from the center out! Can't wait to get in my room and try it the right way

Hope said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I cannot wait for the others. That is so sweet of you to do this!

Ann said...

Loved the tutorial. Also the step by step for the flowers which should work with the Flower Shoppe flowers as well. I just got it and cut some out but have not arranged them as yet. TFS.
Mstgane
Ann

Char J said...

well that was easy to follow and appears rather to do--we'll see when i try it on my own. tx for sharing--looking forward to part 2.

Tere said...

Thanks for the tutorial.I appreciate it.

Nanette said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Is the current price of $99 for this set of cartridge and stamps etc. the price it will always be or is this a promotional price?

Glori said...

Thank you do much for the tutorial!!! The cuts and flowers look amazing and super fun!!!

chilindra at att dot net

Betsy said...

I am SOOOOOOO excited to get this cartridge! It's scheduled to arrive on Wednesday ~ Yippeeeee! Thanks for the flower tutorial - keep 'em coming!

Conniecrafter said...

I love flowers and this is very pretty, thanks!

Got2BCrafting said...

Thank you, thank you for this great tutorial! I am so looking forward to seeing all you have in store for us this week. :)
Lori

JANLYNN said...

Now these tutorials are right dfown this Master Gardener's alley. Thanks for shareing. Beautiful flower.

Kris Dietz said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I really want this cart! TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

LISA said...

Looks like an awesome cart!! Thanks for the tute!

jamme said...

Thanks for the tips. Sounds like it would be fun to create such a beautiful flower.

Rose said...

VOILA(is right)!!!Thanks for the Tutorial...You are right "SUPER SIMPLE" WOW!!!............Can"t wait until tomorrow for part 2 flower tutorial!!!!

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Angie P. said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! This cart. makes beautiful flowers!
Thanks Melanie!

Sandy said...

Your extra touches make them ART! Lovely!

Linda said...

Loved todays tutorial. Oh how I need to save my money. Want this cart.
thank you
Linda in Stanwood

jacgonz said...

love love the flowers! I do NEED that cartridge! Great layout.

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

oooh now I NEED this cart. Time to save up my moola!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

The flower came out so pretty! TFS the tutorial :-)

-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

Peggie said...

Very nice tutorial. Would love to win the cartridge.Peggie
barker944 at msndotcom

Janette S. said...

Thanks for the great tutorial, you are so clear in how to do the adorable flowers!

Janette S.

Karen said...

Great tutorial. Love the flower cuts with the coordinating stamp, which I already have...tee hee. Now just to get the cartridge!

momma mo said...

oooh, you got my creative juices flowing! Great ideas!

Jekisca said...

Love them all!! You make great tutorials and are so creative! Thanks for sharing your creative genius!

Susan said...

You make everything look so easy ~ we need to give it a try!
susanJ in Atlanta

Jill said...

Awesome tutorial! I JUST bought a Cricut Expression after I attended my first all day crop. THen I just had to have the Art Philosphy cartridge! My husband hunts and fishes, so my purchases are nothing compared to what he spends (thank God)! I've always loved card making, but put it on the back burner - I'm happy to say I'm a full-fledged crafter again!

Dawn, RI said...

thanks for sharing the flower tutorial, and for a chance to win a great prize.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Celeste said...

Such a super easy way to create a detailed flower!
I don't think I would have thought to use the hot glue, but it really keeps it all together!

Thank you!

JANLYNN said...

This master gardener loves these flowers.

Loster said...

I've been playing with the flowers on this cartridge, but mine were coming out too tight because I was using a quilling tool. Thanks for the idea - and the demo on the layered flower. I find your videos very easy to watch, and I learn sooo much!

Barb D. said...

The Art Philosophy cart has been a workhorse for me, but had never tried the flowers. Can't wait to get at it. Thanks for the great tutorial. Looking forward to tomorrow.

 
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