Sunday, February 19, 2012
I just realized I am using yellow a lot lately. Wonder if I'm just anxious to see the sun. We had snow again last night so it is very cloudy. Today I used the Cherry Lynn "Cuties 4" (B156) flowers to create my card. They are so easy to use, to create flowers, because you roll them to create the flower.
In this picture you can see how I created this flower. I cut the long strip in half -- one piece will have one less petal which is what you need because you are going to stack the two pieces alternating the petals. Above I have die cut three strips of the Cuties 4 and cut them all in half. I used 1/8" ScorTape along the bottom edge of the two pieces. This tape will hold securely while rolling. Before attaching the two strips together, I used the self-closing tweezers from the Flower Tool Kit to shape each petal. It make a big difference in the final appearance of the flower when you shape the petals. Place the ScorTape on both strips you are going to attach. Pull the cover off ScorTape of the longer strip, and place the smaller strip on top, alternating the petals. Next I pulled the strip off the top and used a "Quilling Tool" to roll it tightly. The Quilling Tool pulls out easily even though you have used ScorTape.
The background was created with the Cheery Lynn "French Lattice Small Frame" (FRM132) over a piece of striped designed paper. On the left side I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Over this embossed piece I added the Memory Box "Fauntleroy Crest" (98222) die cut for additional texture. Under the flowers I added two Marianne Design "Garden Branches" (LR0151) and the three leaves from the Cheery Lynn "Stacker Flower #1" (SF1). The pretty butterfly was created by die cutting the Memory Box "Butterfly" (98261) and Butterfly" (98260).