Monday, July 25, 2011
This is the card I made for you today. Can you believe it is made with the same flower die as the card below? The card with the blue flower was posted July 19.
Sweet William card posted here
Both these flowers were made with this Cheery Lynn "Sweet William" die. There are so many different flowers you can create with a single flower die or punch.
Now I will tell you about all the elements on this card and explain how I created the pink flower. There is a lot of layering on this card using many of different dies, all available from Joan's Gardens. I started out by embossing a background using the Marianne Design DS0907 embossing folder. A piece of pink card stock was glued behind the openings in this piece. This is a 5.5" square card. A slightly smaller piece of white card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder which is attached to the top of the card for a background. I chose this embossing folder to continue the small dots in the Marianne embossed folder. The Marianne folder was placed on the left side of the card. The Cheery Lynn "Border Carnivale" (DL129) was placed along the right side. A Cheery Lynn "Tropical Flourish" (B127) was placed on the right side. Down in the right lower corner the two small hearts, which fit inside each other, from the Cheery Lynn "Heartland America Large" die (DL110) was attached. This die is a large heart doily with a lot of smaller pieces in it that you can use separately --isn't that great! The leaves are from the Cheery Lynn "Tropical Leaves" (B119) set and the pretty flourish below the flower is from the Marianne (LR-156) die. I am sure you recognize the ferns - they are from the Martha Stewart "branch" punch.
Now I will tell you how I created the flower. There are two sizes of dies in the Cheery Lynn "Sweet William" (Dl37) package. I die cut 8 sets of these dies (you can die cut both sizes at the same time if you want). Pale pink ink was sponged on the tips of all the flowers. Using scissors, slits were cut from the ends down to the center of each petal. I think you can see that in the pictures. Each flower was "conditioned" with the large white tool in the Flower Tool kit and pressed down in the black mat to "cup" them. I used two of the larger flowers on the bottom and all eight of the small flowers for the center. Each layer was glued together in the center to form the"mum" -- do you think it looks like a mum? All die cut pieces were layered as shown on the card. Here is a side view and hopefully you can see all the slits in the petals to create this type of flower.
I hope you like my new flower made with this Sweet William die. As you know, you can purchase all products I use from Joan's Gardens.