Flower Week – The Morning Glory

The Morning Glory is one of my favorite flowers.  It is usually on a vine and is truly a 3D flower.    You can also see how to do rolled flowers too.

These flowers have only 3 parts in the download file.  It is one of the more difficult flowers to get just right, but when you do, Wow!  The leaves arenot in this file or the vine but you can add them if you like..

What you will need:
          • cardstock scraps
          • liquid glue or glue glue
          • Download
Cutting the Flower

The flowers can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock. the center must be yellow but the rest can be any color or pattern.   Your imagination is your only limit.

The parts of the flower can be cut on one mat.

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Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat

I did not try this flower in felt or material but I think it would work.If you want to cut the flower out of felt or fabric and you have a maker use the rotary wheel. 

If you don’t have a maker, it is a little harder.  In previous flowers I tried using fusible material and haven’t made it work yet but I’m still trying. What I did do to get the felt cut was first use the deep cut blade and then attach the felt to contact paper. I used Duck Brand contact paper.  Place the felt on your mat with the contact paper down and cut on the felt fused setting.  Tape the whole piece down to the mat with painters tape.  The cricut cuts the design twice.  It cuts it well if it isn’t to intricate of a cut.

Assembly

The little half circles on the flowers are the glue points.  Glue them to the back of the rest of the flower making the flower curve inward. The two smaller pieces form a cone then the yellow piece is put inside the other cone I tried several types of glue.  Liquid glue works fine but you have to hold the flower together until the glue dries enough to hold.  Tape runner glue failed miserably.  Glue gun works on the paper too, but of course, you generate “strings” 

Next, bend the points of the cones outward in a flair.  Then the third piece is glue so that the flower curves inward and the points in the center need to be bent down and the cone skipped inside of it. This took a lot of patience and a glue gun to hold the flower together.  The flower keeps wanting to pop open.  Keep trying it will go.  I made about a half dozen of these before I got the hang of it (which is why I didn’t do one in felt.)

The wreath I made from the flowers in flower week looks like this.

Flower wreath made from all the flowers made this week.

I have made a page with all the links to the paper flower tutorials.  The tutorials for the other paper and felt flowers can be found here.

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