My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Friday, September 2, 2011

"Sophie" Flower Bowl

This small bowl was created using the Cricut Cartridge "Sophie" and the Gypsy.

Supplies and equipment needed:

Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge "Sophie"
Cricut Cartridge "Create a Critter"
Gypsy Handheld Design Studio
Cricut Expression (E2) Personal Die Cutter
1 (12x12) white cardstock
Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Clear VersaMark Watermark Ink
Embossing Heat Gun
1 8x10 sheet Shrinky Dink Brilliant White plastic
red, green, brown Bic Markers
4 (12 inch X 1 inch) strips paper

Use 4 of the "Flower" designs from "Sophie".  Manipulate the images so that they overlap in the middle of the screen mat.  Turn on the "weld" feature and connect all the images in the center.
Load 12x12 mat with white cardstock in the cutter.  Cut the image and remove from mat.
Cover the backside of the cardstock with one layer of clear UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel).
Add any crease marks at this time to the image.  After applying mulitple layers of UTEE, it will  be difficult to create a crease.  I put crease marks at the base of each flower where it connected to the center.

Add one more layer to the backside of the cardstock.  Turn the image over and coat the front of the cardstock with 2 layers of UTEE.  You may add as many layers as you wish.  The purpose of the layers is to add stability and thickness to the paper.
Fold the image into a bowl shape.  At this point, I wove ribbon through the center of the flowers and pull the image together to form the bowl shape.
For decoration, I created Paper Rosettes with the strips of paper.  Then cut apples from the "Create a Critter" cartridge using Shrinky Dink plastic and Bic Markers.  Here is a link if you would like to know how to create rosettes...


JaniceA said...

That came out wonderful! What are you going to put in it!

RockinRenee said...

What a "cheery" project! TFS

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a great project... thanks for the tutorial.

Nadia said...

I just want you all to perfect the process of CCR and then teach a seminar at a Circle meetup so I can learn-- I am just too darn impatient!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all of your kind comments. They really mean a lot to me, Carolyn!

Hrvatica said...

I love this bowl - so delicate looking!

cdm317 said...

Wow! Just beautiful!

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Scrapper69 said...

WOW! This looks FABULOUS! I LOVE how this turned out! I should get more creative and try this! :o)