Sunday, April 3, 2011

Die Cut Doily Flower


This card was an experiment.  I wanted to see if I could make a flower out of one of the new doily dies from Joan's Gardens and this is my creation.  I die cut three of the Cheery Lynn  "Italian Flourish" doilies and cut between each one of the scallops with scissors to help it shape up like a flower.  I used white card stock and decided to dilute some reinker and spray it on the doilies to tint them pink.  Using the tools from the Flower Tool Kit, I shaped the doilies so they would curl up like a flower.  A black stamen was created with the large "Sparkle" punch.  For leaves I used the Nestabilities Leaf Border.  The green tag and two green corners were die cut using the new Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" die.  Using the same die, I cut out the long border  and placed it in between the embossing on the top of the card and the portion I did not emboss - it is very hard to even see that border now. 

The sentiment is from the JustRite stamp set "You're so Sweet".  It was cut out with a circle Nestability and placed on top of the green Spellbinder tag.  A pink bow was added to complete the card.

This flower is pretty large but it does lay down flat and you can shape it back up.  I think it would be beautiful on a gift package such as a box or a decorated sack. 

20 comments:

Patty said...

It turned out beautiful! Love this lacy doily.

CraftinGranny said...

Great inspiration Selma! Love the flower and the card! They are beautiful! "Hugs" Carol

The Other Patti Sue said...

So pretty and so creative!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Awesome I love experiments, especially when they turn out so beautiful Great job and thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

So beautiful!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

So enjoy checking and seeing all the lovely flowers you make....what a great idea and how beautiful this turned out.

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redwasher1 said...

Another beautiful card!! I have been looking at those doilies.

Dianna said...

Selma,

You never cease to amaze me. Your experiment is beautiful, and once again you have outdone yourself. Gorgeous card.

Dianna

April said...

So beautiful! I love how you made the flower with the die.

Nana Donna said...

Just beautiful, what a great "experiment" TFS

Trish and Treasure said...

This flower looks fantastic!

Olga said...

Man that does make one gorgeous flower!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Very creative! I love that you just jump in with both feet! This is very pretty!

Cindy said...

Selma, You amaze and inspire me! Love this!

Cindy
http://paperoasis.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous flower that doily makes. Just beautiful!
Jackie

Marg said...

Wow! what a wonderful card. Your experiment turned out very well.

Bev J. said...

Now that is a very creative flower, pretty too.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You always come up with such creative ideas. The flower is beautiful....the whole card is lovely!

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma--this is beautiful as always!! Pink is my favorite color so I think the flower is fabulous! TFS

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