Monday, November 4, 2013
Today I wanted to display the Bougainvillea on this cute 3-D Rounded Birdhouse by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. The Bougainvillea were created with the dies in the Susan's Garden "Bougainvillea" die set. You could create this very thin leaf flowers with either card stock, vellum, or tissue. When I assembled the birdhouse I held the seams together with Washi Tape. It doesn't matter what the design is, because it will be inside the birdhouse. This tape is very flexible and holds well on the seams.
The petals on the Bougainvillea are very thin, so I decided to see if tissue paper would work. I liked the outcome. To shape this thin paper, I used the smallest loop tool from the Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit. Gently press down around the edges of each petal to make it curl up. You can view Susan Tierney-Cockburns instructions here for creating her Bougainvillea.
Here are the pieces I have prepared to assemble six Bougainvillea. Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Glue was used to glue the pieces together.
Here is a closeup of one bougainvillea flower.
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