Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pleated Flowers are a Dream with Helmar!

Hi Everyone,
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.

Lots of dimension in this card, simply created, and was sooooooo very easy using Helmar Adhesives!
Have a Great Week...
Helmar: Premium Craft Glue, Liquid Scrap Dots, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Gemstone Glue,
Kaisercraft: 'Clear Sparklets'
Sentiment:  Hero Arts 'Good Friends' Stamp
AC Cardstock
Martha Stewart Punch
Spellbinders: 'Foliage'


Anonymous said...

Wow this card is absolutely gorgeous!

Astrid Maclean said...

Love what you have done with these rosettes Sandie!

Hope your move is going well!

zitruseis said...

WOW.....Very, very beautiful!

Adriana B said...

Wonderful card sandie, love the touches of pearls :)

Lean said...

Wonderful card stunning flowers.
And i wish you a great time in your new home .

Eila Sandberg said...

Beautiful card Sandie, the accordion blooms are really so pretty. Love the pearls too! xox

Carole said...

Your work is always beautiful Sandie. I love the colors in this card, awesome work my friend. Carole

HarmonySweetpea said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the detail! BTW, there is an award for you to pick up over at my blog :)

Teresa said...

You are so clever Sandie this is beautiful. xx