Friday, June 22, 2018

Americana Bouquet

I love anything Americana.

Today I am sharing this Uncle Sam Bouquet using  the Uncle Sam Hat Box and the Gerbera Daisy from Daisy Flowers-4 Set by My Scrap Chick.

                                           Uncle Sam Hat Box: click to enlarge                                                              Daisy Flowers - 4 Set: click to enlarge                

I made the outer portion of the Uncle Sam Hat Box to use as a vase for my bouquet. I enlarged the hat so it stands 5 3/4 inches tall.  I made the box from tagboard for stability, and made the rest of the hat using Glitter cardstock by Colorbok.  I added a 4th of July spray and four 11 inch flags to the Uncle Sam Hat Box, then added the flower stem in around them.

 I made the flowers from Americana prints from Vintage Nation Stack by the Paper Studio, Americana from Colorbok and Starry Day from Over the Moon Press. I used a shaping tool to add shape and dimension to the flowers and leaves. I glued the flowers to a multi pronged silk flower stem with the flowers and leaves removed.

I curled the ends of the petals between my thumb and first finger.

I assembled the flowers alternating the alignment of the layers and shaping the middle of the flowers.  I added a gem to the center of each flower.

I shaped the leaves in a similar fashion.

The flowers, leaves and stems were attached to the flower stem with hot glue.

I love how this Bouquet turned out! This daisy file is so versatile I can see myself using it over and over.

Thanks for stopping by!