I have a quick project for you this week for the Helmar 'Cards, Layout and Tags' week, using the Helmar Colour Challenge theme, for this month! For all the details of this months challenge, they can be found 'HERE'. Projects can be uploaded to the Helmar Live Flickr Page, for a chance to win some fabulous Helmar products!
Creating pleated flowers is very simple and is made even easier with the use of Helmar Adhesives.
Firstly, for the pleated rosettes you need to cut your cardstock 5 1/2" X 3/4", and have 4 of this size to complete 2 larger flowers. Score the length of the long side of your cardstock every 1/4", and fold concertina style (like a fan). *See above and below photograph.
Once you have pleated your cardstock and it resembles the top photograph (on the left), adhere both pieces of cardstock together using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive - so your pleated cardstock now resembles the right hand side of the above photograph. You only need a small amount of the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive - it works a treat and dries in no time.
Next, die cut a 1" circle, and apply a good dollop of 450 Quick Dry to one side and lay flat on your work area. Working quickly, fold your concertina flower up using fingers to hold in place, and adhere to the area of glue on your punched circle. Hold firmly in your fingers and push into place. I used pegs to hold, while I went onto create the next flower.
Turn over your flower and apply a light application of Premium Craft Glue to base of Sparklet, and adhere to top of flower to cover centre. Allow to dry fully, before running a small beading of Gemstone Glue around perimeter of Sparklet. Affix small pearl beads with tweezers into the Gemstone Glue. Once the Gemstone Glue has dried fully, you will see no evidence of adhesive, this is a fantastic product and one I have come to 'love' immensely.
I created an Easel card, decorating in using layers which were completed by using Liquid Scrap Dots. The die-cuts were also lifted by using Scrap Dots, to give dimension.
Pearls were added as fillers using Gemstone Glue. Little dollops of Gemstone Glue placed randomly over the card base and top, and 3 small pearls pushed into the adhesive. *See above and below photographs.
Have a Great Week...