Today I have a combination of products from Joan's Gardens that I am using. I have had several people ask me to do a tutorial on how to create a flower with the Spellbinders Nestabilities "Blossom Four" dies. The process to create this flower is very similar to the post I did a few days ago on the Peony Tutorial. I have photos below to show which dies I used and the process of shaping them. The amount of each size flower will depend on how many layers you want need to create the look you want to achieve. I always prepare a lot of layers then stack them up without adding glue to decide the exact look I want. You can always save the extra pieces to create more flowers later.
For this card I used a piece of design paper from a new paper pack Joan now has in stock called "KaiserCraft "Chapter One". This pad is 6 1/2" square and has gorgeous pages - some which are flocked. I know you will love it. For the background for the flower, I used the Cheery Lynn Designs "English Tea Party" doily. Joan's Gardens has a large variety of these beautiful doilies for you to choose from. My card is 6" square so in order to have room for everything I wanted to add, I cut off a small portion of the doily and lined it up with the left side of the design paper. I had to use my favorite flourish, which is from the new Heartfelt Creations "Bella Rose" collection. I used the die to cut out the flourish using white card stock. I then stamped the "Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set" with dark green ink The colored leaves were cut out and used over the white leaves on the flourish. Two rose buds from the Heartfelt Creations "Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set" were stamped and cut out with matching dies then added around the large flower.
I have used the mini butterflies from Cheery Lynn Designs before but Joan's Gardens also carries the small and large butterflies. This is one of the small butterflies from "Exotic Butterfly Small" package. There are three beautiful butterflies in this package. Can you see the glitter on the butterfly? I die cut the butterfly using black card stock. It is so delicate and lacy. I wanted to add glitter to the openings, so I used a piece of two sided tape and cut around the outside of the butterfly. Fine purple glitter was spread over the butterfly and the glitter stuck to the sticky tape that covered each of the openings in the butterfly. This is a much easier way to add glitter than trying to add glue to each of the openings and then adding glitter. A few purple rhinestones were added to complete the card.
Here are pictures of the dies and mini tutorial on how the flower was created:
Please refer to the Peony Tutorial for complete instructions.
All products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.