Hi everyone! I apologize for the delay in the continuation of this card, I had several things come up that I had to take care of and by the end of the day I was too tired to add to this tutorial.
I also updated the first post, you will need to cut 24 to 25 petals not 12. I also updated the information to reflect that all edges, on all pieces have been inked using Creamy Brown and added ribbon, pin, and brown CS information.
Let’s pick up where we left off. This picture shows one row of leaves with the stems cut off to form the petals and one row of leaves with the stems still on. Take a close look at the petals; the top of the petals are turned slightly to the right and on the bottom row the top of the leaves are turned slightly to the left. This is important as you start to layer the petals that some go to the left and some go to the right.
The petals are colored using the MCPT technique, there are two groups of leaves #1 group and #2 group, and using the colors of Prisma Pencils indicated in post 1 of 3. I followed the basic yellow in the center, darker color to the left of the petal and lighter color to the right.
I also used some perfect medium on several of the petals.
Tip: You could take 12 of the petals and use as the base, then take 6 and dry emboss them and 4 heat embossed and 2 using perfect medium. This would give you a different look entirely.
Here is what the Jeweled Gold heat Embossed petals look like. There are actually 4 petals that I did this way. I colored them along with the other petals and then heat embossed over the petal. This adds depth and color variations to the petals.
Using a smooth pencil (the Prisma Color Pencils work well), roll the ends of the petals to make a curve. Some petals will need a little roll and others will need a deeper roll. I initially rolled them all the same and then as I started assemblying them rolled the petals more as I needed them.
Start layering the petals from the front wrapping the curved ends into the inside of the front of the card. I used repositional glue until I got the first three or four started. As I like how they looked I went back and attached them with permanent glue. Don’t be surprised if you get something the way you like it and then need to add a petal to the layer beneath. Just keep arranging and layering until you go completely around the oval cut out.
Once they were all attached I cut an oval 3.09″W x 3.693″ H, heat embossed in with Marcasite and then glued it to the back of the front of the card to cover the petals and create the center of the Sunflower.
With the center in place I took the 3-D Scribble Paint and started filling the outer part of the center of the Sunflower with dots.
Tip: Start with the dark color first and then work your way up to the lighter color. It takes less of the lighter colors to make an impact so don’t over saturate the light colors.
I added the mustard mat (5″x5″) to cover up the center on the inside of the card. If I had planned a little better I could have probably eliminated a layer by incorporating the center with the mat, but at this point it was too late.
I’m going to stop here and we’ll finish up the tutorial with what I did to the inside of the card. Thanks for looking and don’t forget you can click on the pictures to get a closer look. Thanks for stopping by and be sure and leave me a comment, I enjoy hearing from you.