Thursday, May 17, 2012

Build A Flower Blog Hop, A Fabulous Prize, Plus Tutorial


Today Joan's Gardens is hosting a blog hop to introduce to you to a  new series of  dies from Cheery Lynn. Joan and I have been working with a lot of different punches to create realistic flowers, and today we are excited to show you the first in a series of new dies from Cheery Lynn called "Build A Flower".   The first set is called "Build A Flower #1" (B181) 

 This is a picture of the three different dies you receive in the Build A Flower #1 set.  One plate has 8 flower petals that can be die cut all at once and are textured and  have a small hole in one end if you like to create your flowers by using a brad.  The second plate has a flower leaf plus two different size "bases" which can be used to build your flower.  The third is a set of 8 "stamens".   I am so excited to be able to die cut so many flower pieces at one time to create a flower.  Below I have a tutorial to show you how to create a clematis using these dies.

Now about our Blog Hop.  We have six very talented ladies who are participating in our blog hop; they have all created beautiful cards using the "Build A Flower #1" dies.    There are eight blogs including Joan's and my blog.   Joan and I are very excited to have Cheery Lynn Designs as our sponsor for this blog hop; they have donated a fantastic prize package with a value of $100.   They also donated a set of the "Build A Flower #1" dies to each of our guest designers  Thank you Cheery Lynn.

Would you like to win that $100 gift package donated by Cheery Lynn?   All you have to do is visit each blog, including Joan's and my blogs, and leave a comment on each one.  The winner will be selected from comments left on one of the blogs - it will be a random selection. The winner of the prize package will be announced next Thursday, May 24.


Designers in this Blog Hop:

Selma (you are here)
Nancy Hill
Joan Morrison

Your next stop from here is to Nancy Hill's Blog.

Here is the information about my card today.  This  card is 5.5" x 6".  I used a piece of very light blue design paper for the background.  The pretty oval was diecut using the Cheery Lynn "Manon's Wedding Garland" (DL218).  The corners are from the "Lace Corner Deco 1" (B174) die set.  The flowers were created with the "Build A Flower #1" (B181) set.  The petals were die cut using blue vellum.  The stamens were die cut using the second and third largest stamens with the straight "legs".  I used three of each one.  The pretty flourish is the new "Mini Fanciful Flourish" (B177S).  The beautiful sentiment is from the new Heartfelt Creations "Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set" (HCPC3474).  White Opal Liquid Pearls were placed around the edge of the "Wedding Garland".

TUTORIAL ON HOW TO CREATE A CLEMATIS USING "BUILD A FLOWER #1" DIES.  This is the flower used on my blog post yesterday.




I am very excited about the die cut stamens in this series.  When I have been working with punches to create stamens, I always cut down the center of each point with scissors to create a thinner "leg" so the stamen would have a more realistic "frilly" look.  These new dies have very narrow "legs" so cutting is not necessary to achieve that look.  In the picture above you can see the difference between the die cut stamens on the top row and the punched stamens on the bottom row.  You no longer have to individually punch the pieces you need for the petals or stamens.  Leave all the stamens attached on this die so you don't lose the tiny pieces.  If you don't need to use all of them on your flowers, just save them for future use OR you can place a small piece of card stock over just the stamens you want to use.

In this picture I have placed down three different colors of card stock and placed the dies on top and will be able to die cut purple petals, light yellow stamens, green leaves and bases all at one time.  You may need to place shims on top of each die.

This picture shows the dies ready to go through the VegaBond machine; a whole flower die cut at once and ready to assemble!  All machines are different and you may not be able to include all three dies on the cutting plate at one time.

The flower I am creating today is the Clematis; the same techniques work for any style of flower you wish to create.  With this set of Cheery Lynn dies, there are 8 petals on the plate and two different sizes of bases.  There are two types of clematis - an eight petal and a six petal flower.  I will be using all eight petals on this die, and the larger base for my flower today.  Many times a clematis has a dark strip down the center of each petal.  I used a watercolor pencil to lightly add a darker purple to my petals then used a water brush to spread out the color.  You could use chalks, reinkers or even markers if you like.

Next, I use the large white tool from the Flower Tool Kit to soften and shape the petals. I use the techniques learned in Susan Tierney-Cockburn's book "Paper Bouquet". 

To give the petal some dimension, I used the self-closing tweezers from the Flower Tool Kit to pinch the end of the petal for more dimension.  You just pinch in the sides, up next to the tweezers, and the top kind of bends backwards and gives it more dimension.

To assemble the flower, I first use the large white flower tool to "cup" the base.  I am using the larger base from the die cut set because it has 8 points which will hold my 8 petals.  Add glue to every other point and attach four of the petals. Press the end down with a stylus to help it adhere well.

Next add glue to the other four points of the base and attach the remaining four petals.

When you add four petals on every other point of the base, then add the second four, it will look very layered.  This picture really shows how well the center of the petal shapes when using the tweezers.   This will be your finished flower, on the base, for the clematis.  If you want to make additional layers for a fuller type flower, I suggest that you add petals to another base and then glue the two together.  I think it helps separate the layers and gives more fullness.
 I told you that the plate with the leaf also has two different size pieces you could use for the base to build your flower.  These pieces can also be used as a base for your stamen.  Since my flower is purple, I die cut a puple small "base" to be used under my stamen.  You could also use the larger base if you want a darker color coming up from under the stamen.  There is no right or wrong when creating your flowers.  You will have so much fun playing with different pieces to create your own flowers.

When I looked at a picture of a clematis, the stamen had many rows of frilly "legs" that had a dark tip.   I die cut a lot of the stamen pieces and used Distress Ink to color the tips.  Just add a small drop of ink to the Teflon Craft mat to do this.  I love that you can die cut so many stamens with just one run through the die cutting machine, and if you want a lot of them, or more than one color, you can run it through once again for a great variety.  I always die cut all the stamens on the die, even if I just need one or two more, and save the ones I don't use in a box so I can use them on another project later.

I held the stamen with tweezers and dipped each point into the ink.  You could also color the tips with a marker, but be sure and turn them over and do both sides.  When you use the drop of ink, it colors both sides at once.

After you have all your stamens ready, press down in the center with a stylus to cup them then start stacking and be sure to alternate the points.  You can add as many layers as you want, depending on the fullness you are trying to create.  You can use all one size or use layers of different sizes like I did.  There is even a very tiny stamen you can add in the very center.

I used a variety and number of stamens, using each type on the die.  Once they were all glued together, I pressed them down on the black shaping mat to cup them even more.

Here is my completed flower.  With this Build A Flower Collection you have everything you need to complete a variety of flowers.  You can be creative and combine some of these flower pieces with other dies or even your PunchBunch punches.

Don't forget to visit all eight blogs on our blog hop to get a lot of inspiration, and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win the $100 Prize Package. If you have not signed up as a "Subscriber/Follower" on my blog, you can go to my sidebar to sign up to receive all future posts.


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192 comments:

Goody said...

Hi, Selma !
I love your creations and wish to thank you for the flower tutorial and the chance to win the Cheery Lynn's dies ! I love them, they are so detailed and elegant, and would be soo perfect on my cards !!! :)
Cristiana

Sheila - Ginger said...

Stunnng as always Selma, beautiful dies too. I always know which blog to call on when I need inspiration. What a fabulous prize too...well done for having an input into the design too. Many thanks for the great tutorial.

Love Sheila xx

Teresa said...

WOW Selma. Watching your process was so inspiring. I never thought about adding ink. Slap my head. So glad I stopped over. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon said...

I love all of your work and would so love to win the great package from Cheery Lynn. Thanks for the chance.

Memaw said...

Selma,

What a beautiful card - So many wonderful dies coming from Cheery Lynn -it makes crafting a dream, just like your cards and and awesome tutorials you add for us.

Teresa said...

Love your card. Your flowers are always so real. These new dies will make things so much easier when making flowers. Can't wait to get mine!!

Marthamh2 said...

Another beautiful card. Thanks so much for all of your inspiration and tutorials.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh you made it look so easy and Doable for even me!! I Love the look of these new dies!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

How awesome to have been part of the developmental process for these dies! Your flowers always look so real, I do like that you can get the whole thing cut in one swipe! Thanks for the time you give us in your tutorials....always know where to come for gorgeous flowers (-;

Theresa said...

Selma, what a great tutorial...I must get this flower set. It's great that you were part in designing the set. Thanks for a chance to win this great prize. Your card is a masterpiece as always.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Selma, Love your card. This die set is awesome!

Olga said...

I know you make the prettiest flowers in the world, these look so real!

Memaw said...

WOW - Cheery Lynn is really helping us to show awesome creativity. What a wonderful job you have done.
Judy

Memaw said...

WOW - Cheery Lynn is really helping us to show awesome creativity. What a wonderful job you have done.
Judy

Linda R. said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your explanation is so clear. Thanks for helping to design such a great set. And as they say, "the proof is in the pudding".....your card is just beautiful. Love the colors you chose.

Josie said...

The tutorial is terrific and your card, as always, is simply breathtaking. Thanks for the chance to win some fab prizes too!

Carol P said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Awesome, awesome! Cheery Lyn will bankrupt me with their great dies and your use of them on your beautiful cards!

Lynn said...

Thank you - your detailed tutorial would allow me to create the flowers..if I had the dies...which I don't...YET! lol!

lyndee said...

Can't go wrong with flowers and Cheery Lynn! Loved your tutorial...the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win some of CL's fabulous dies.

Darla said...

Selma, your flowers are always so gorgeous! Thank you for the excellent tutorial and the fun hop!

marsha said...

Selma, you never cease to amaze me! I love the new dies and the "build a flower" designs are breathtaking. Thanks for being such an inspiration!
Hugs,
Marsha

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of your blog and I am hoping each day that the blog hop shows new flowers being made.

Marda

Donna said...

Selma, what a wonderful die, congrats on your part as well, you are just such a creative and inspirational person, so love visiting your blog, todays card is stunning and so soft and pretty all at once!! Love it.
Thanks much and for all you do for us!!

Big hugs
Donna

Vail said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and the tutorial is great. Love the Cheery Lynn dies.

Anonymous said...

They are so delicate and just look so intricate and beautiful the dies and flowers.
Love those Cheery Lynn Dies! New favorite:)
Lynda

Diane said...

Beautiful Selma...stunning color...love the tutorial you have given, it gave me great information as well....love these dies, you did wonderful in the help of designing them, and can't wait for more...thank you for the very nice comment on my blog, too!!

Nikki Smith said...

You give the best tutorials. It is a great help for those of us who are less creative. I love all your flower cards.

Kate Stockman said...

Your flower looks so real!! What a great tutorial. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Sheila B said...

Selma, you do such beautiful work!
Thanks for sharing! Love your flower cards the best.

Sheila B

Cindy Lou said...

Fantastic flower dies! Congrats in helping to design, they are the quintessential perfection of paper clematis. Your card is beautiful as always ;) Awesome prize, I totally LOVE CherryLynn dies, can never have enough of them!

April said...

So beautiful! I love the dies. Thanks so much for the flower tutorial.

Janet said...

Selma, I just want to say that I look forward everday to see what card you have made. They are all so beautiful. I love the prize package. I will keep my fingers crossed. I have a few of Cherry Lynn's dies and I love them all.

DJ Rants said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your flower tutorials, and this may be my favorite yet!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful and stunning card. Your cards are always so elegant and so inspiring. Thanks for the tutorial you always make it look so easy. If I were to get that die without the tut I could never have produced such a beautiful flower. TFS
Kathy

Michelle Bowley said...

oh my goodness! You are so very, very talented!! I'm glad I came across your blog..and am now following you.
Thank you for the chance to win that fabulous prize package.
hugs,
Michelle

Primitive Seasons said...

Hi Selma: Your card is lovely as usual and your instructions and pictures on using the dies are a wonderful help. These dies look fantastic. So much you can do with them!

Mary

Lynn Noe said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for sharing your detailed tutorial on making those flowers which are just so beautiful! Thank you also for the opportunity to win the Cheery Lynn prize package.

Glenda said...

Another stunning creation! I love what you did with this...the flower looks like you could pick it!

Joan Morrison said...

You out done yourself again I love
the card I loved working with the die thank's for picking me to show case

lisa808 said...

Absolutely stunning!

Candy said...

Beautiful card and very informative tutorial! I am now a subscriber!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Selma and Joan! No wonder these are such great flower dies! A set I want for sure! Selma you are the best salesperson around. So much creativity in one soul.

Jackie M.
Salem, OR

kathi17 said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. Those new dies are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Selma,

Love checking your blog often to see
new cards and ideas!

Janean

Carla S. said...

Oh my word, Selma! Your card is beyond stunning! The flowers look so real! Gorgeous, gorgeous design!

Mary said...

Thank you Selma for you sharing your creativity with all of us. Your cards are marvelous!!

Carole Miller said...

Love, love, LOVE your cards. Thank you for the tutorial on how you made and colored your flower. Thank you

Carole Miller

Sherry said...

I love your cards, and I love the fact that you can cut all 8 petals out at one time! that would be such an awesome prize to win!!!

Caroline D. said...

Wow Selma! Congrats your flower dies made by Cheery Lynn!! They are gorgeous and look so easy to use... love that there are 8 petals on one die!! Way better than cutting single petals over and over. Your card is outstanding too and thank you for the tutorial! Ive been an email subscriber to yours and Joan's for quite a while now. :o) thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize pack!

Yvonne said...

Love all your creations and the colors you use are amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Selma, this card is just beautiful! That soft color you used for the flowers is just perfect and really stands out against all the white space! GORGEOUS!
LOVE the idea of being able to run this die through and have all the pieces at one time. YOU are a true inspiration and your tutorials are AMAZING and EASY to follow!
Guess now I need to go place my order! LOL! Have a fabulous day/weekend!

Emily said...

Stunning work!The dies look easier than doing the petals one at a time.Thank-you for chance to win such nice dies!

Emily said...
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kaejaesmom said...

Wow!! What a beautiful card! So detailed and elegant! Great instructions too!! These dies are just wonderful!

Patty Sue 2 said...

Oh, these flowers as so beautiful and I really appreciate the step by step instructions. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rita said...

The card and tutorial are wonderful. thank you Selma. It would be great to win the package and start creating with the Cheery Lynn dies. thanks
Rita

Pattie J. said...

what an unusual flower this die set makes. They are beautiful. thank you so much for the tutorial, this visual learner appreciates that very much. gorgeous card Selma.....hugs and smiles

Kathy B said...

I so enjoy looking at your blog each day. The flowers you make are just beautiful and you are so generous in sharing how you make them. Thanks a bunch!

Antonella said...

WOW! I love your flowers and the tutorial is great! I am in awe of the Cheery Lynn giveaway..
Hugs, antonella :-)

Dorothy S said...

I am already a subscriber - your cards are always great, and thanks for directions.

Pssequimages said...

Selma, thank you so much for the WONDERFUL tutorials that bring these gorgeous flowers you've shared to perfection!

Dottie T in FL said...

This is a great card and TERRIFIC tutorial! Your creations are always beautiful! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Patti J said...

Selma, you always amaze me with your creativity! These flowers are so elegant! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

Nancy said...

Selma thank you for the detailed tutorial that is terrific! Your flowers and cards are just gorgeous. Thank you for a chance to win the Cheery Lynn prize package.

Nancy said...
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Mary said...

Just love all your cards and tutorials...they always give me great ideas. Thanks for a chance to win....

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such stunning flowers and awesome tutorial
Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Georgei said...

like all ways your cards are so very beautiful
i like how you show how to make
some of these flowers
Would like to win the very nice candy
so I can make some of these stunng cards thank for giveing a chance to win

Donna said...

Your flowers look so delicate, just like they do on my back deck. Gorgeous card, Selma. Love lal the inspiration!

Jeannie said...

You are awesome! Your cards are so beautiful and I enjoy every one of them. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Marina said...

Selma, I always love your cards, and here is another beautiful creation! And you tutorials are ever so helpful! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Selma, I can hardly wait to get your newsletter with one of your beautiful news cards in it, and I love the tutorials, that I read over and over. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, Joan

Brenda said...

Selma, you always make the most beautiful cards and today was no exception. Your card is so pretty! I have been a subscriber for a long time and look forward everyday to your email. I love your tutorials - they are so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing so much with your subscribers.
Brenda

Lori said...

Amazing cards, love Cheery Lynn Dies!

Anonymous said...

Selma: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your cards. I always look forward to your e-mail. AND, thank you so much for all your wonderful tutorials. I have learned so much from you. You are an inspiration.

Margie F.

Ani said...

Gorgeous card!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Love the elegance of your artwork! You did an amazing job designing these flowers esp. adding the texture of stamens!

mary said...

All of your cards are so amazing!
I certainly would be difficult to have to pick "one", they are all so
wonderful..I would love to receive
this prize...thanks as always for sharing.

Ab Fab Designs said...

Wow Selma your cards are always so beautiful ,and Cheery Lynn are wonderful Dies ,Many thanks for the great tutorial
hugs Martine xx

Claudia V said...

Amazing card!!! and, I love the tutorial. Thank You!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma
Thank you for sharing your great ideas and for your tutorial. I would love a chance to win these die cuts.
Thanks again
Donna B
Canada

Candy Meyers said...

As always, your card are so elegant. I just love them. And your tutorial is great. Easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Candy Meyers

Preacher'sWife said...

I have became a follower and I'm loving what I'm seeing. What a beautiful creation you've made!

Judy M. said...

I have became a follower and I'm loving what I'm seeing. Beautiful creations!

Sharon said...

I love visting your blog and seeing the new floweres you have mad. YOur card is beautiful.

sdenimandlace1@aol.com

Andrene said...

Your card and flower are gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. Gotta go shop for the dies now!!

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Absolutely love the way you did the stamens and the difference they make to the flowers. So so pretty! Thanks for the fun and inspiring blog hop. Patti

Fernanda said...

Your creation is breath taking! You brought the flower to life, The card has so much texture to it with all those dies you used- Love, love, love it!

kat. said...

Wow! Wonderful tutorial. Really want to make some flowers now.
Love your card - those flowers look positively feathery; so delicate.
Thanks to you & Joan so very much for designing these dies!

Anonymous said...

The Build A Flower looks like so much fun and to win some Cheery Lynn dies is fantastic.

Nan G said...

Oh my! This blue makes for such a delicate flower!

Anonymous said...

Selma, your cards are so beautiful. Your cards are a gift in itself, and they are beautiful keepsakes. WOW! I never seen such beautiful art work for cards. I'm so inspired by your beautiful cards, that I'm on my way to building my die collection. Especially the New Cherry Lynn Design a Flower Die.
Thank you Selma, for inspiring me.
Carmen

Vickie Y said...

Wow! Your cards are always gorgeous and full of inspiration; thank you for the tutorial! Love the Build A Flower die!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very beautiful flowers! i love the outcome adding ink on the tips.
Thanks for sharing the steps to make them.

~luanne

sandyh said...

i love your tutorials and this is no exception! clematis is my favorite and these are beautiful! the blue vellum flowers are so delicate looking!
sandyh

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Selma!!! The addition of color to the center of the petals really makes them look more real and makes them pop! Your designs are all amazing and I love all the detail work you do!!!

Leanne ... said...

Wow Selma. This card rocks. I really love those blue flowers you made. The whole card is beautiful! Also, thanks for your great tutorial on your flowers.
Blessings...Leanne

Lynne said...

Beautiful. Thanks for a very informative tutorial. This is a wonderful new set of flower dies that offers so many different ways to use them. Appreciate the opportunity to win such a fab prize.

Nancy Hill said...

I love the way that you created your flower. Will have to try that way. Loved you blog on how you did it.

Nancy Hill said...

I love the way that you created your flower. Will have to try that way. Loved you blog on how you did it.

Linda said...

This is absolutely stunning!!! Thanks so much for all of your inspiration and tutorials. Please keep them coming.

Mary Jane said...

I love this CL die!!! Having everything you need in one die is just awesome!! your card is beautiful! and thanks for your great tutorial!!

Neesey said...

Thank you for a chance to win this great prize. I get your posts everyday after 9pm. I look forward to it. I learn so much from your tutorials. Thank you for your dedication.

Anonymous said...

I have only just discovered your site and feel like the proverbial kid in the candy shop!!! What spectacular and inspiring works of art you create! I am amazed and challenged - you have been added to my favorites page. :-)

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous! Love the blue and white combo!
I'm already a follower here and on Joan's blog too... you always have such lovely creations!
DeniseB

Nancy said...

What a great set! Congratulations on your part in making this Cheery Lynn build a flower set come to life! Thank you for the tutorial too. Your blue and white card is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I am speechless (almost) when it comes to your flowers. They are just so beautifully done and look so real. Thank you for all the very detailed directions that you always supply. Love your Blog. Thanks for the tour...

nancy handley said...

WOW another amazing creation! I visit your blog several times a day for inspiration and just because looking at your work makes me feel good! Love your work and thanks for sharing!
And thanks for the opportunity to win!

Vonnie said...

I just found out about Cheery Lyn two weeks ago. I love these dies. They are remarkably easy to use.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!
Thank You for the great tutorial. It was so very helpful as I'm just now starting to learn to make my own flowers.
ColleenB.
Texas

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'm so glad I didn't buy the punches since dies store so much smaller! I'm looking forward to one that make roses and peonies so be sure to Show us right away when they are available!

Stamper Gail said...

Beautiful as always. Great tutorial also.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and the cards you create....always very CLASSY and constructed to perfection.

Jan D.
Jacksonville, FL

Lisa Lynne said...

Wow! Your tutorial is excellent - great details. And your creation is just lovely.
I haven't used Cheery Lynn dies much - I'm going to have to try these out. Your work is beautiful.

peggy said...

love it .I read and look at everything you do .perfect

Anonymous said...

love all you do
peggy.dannel@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful dies and I love the ease of using them. Thank you for the chance to win them. Linda

Anonymous said...

The flower is amazing, it looks so real! Thanks for the tutorial, it makes me want to start shopping now!

Kim Cash

Linda said...

I have been practicing making punched flowers that look realistic but they are so time comsuming. These by Cherry Lynn look fantastic & beautiful. You are the queen at making flowers. They are just beautiful. Thank you for all your tutorials & thank you cherry lynn for a GREAT give away.

Anonymous said...

Dear Selma,
Thank you for the insparation you inspire me to new highs. We here in Cape Town do not stock the all the lovely dies you guys have but still you do inspire me with the little we,ve got to create nice cardsm again thank you - love Pat

Alicia NDC said...

Wow! I am so impressed with these die-cut sets! How great to get ALL the parts to make flowers in one set - its the best idea! Thanks for your card designs to inspire!

marilync said...

Oh I love your work. I have followed for awhile now and enjoyed seeing your creations. Always so delicate

Sharman said...

Selma, as you know by now I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything that you do. I really love the idea that you worked with Mike to create these Dies. I know they all are going to be extra special. I love this card. It is so delicate and beautiful. I would love to be able to just meet you and have you teach me in person how you do some of these things but this tutorial is perfect. Thank you for the complete details on it. I need someone to walk me through step by step as I have never done anything like this before and would love be start somewhere. (Winning the GC would be nice..lol) Anyhow thank you for all you share. I look forward to it everyday....

Connie Haecker said...

Looks like a fabulous set of dies! Love the black tips on the stamens.

Shari Z said...

I am looking forward to trying these when I can get them! They look great.

creativearts said...

Selma, your tutorial is out of this world! It is so nice to see so many different flowers made with one die! I can't wait to receive the die and it was shipped yesterday! Thanks for a chance to win such nice goodies!

Char said...

Hi Selma,
I have been following you for quite a while and you never cease to amaze me with what you create and bring a smile to my face. They are always so beautiful!
Love the new Build a Flower dies, they would be awesome to add flowers to cards! Thanks for all of your hard work and your tutorials, they really help, although mine never turn out as AWESOME as yours do :-)

Jan Walker said...

Thanks for sharing your process with us! The flowers are just stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma.
I love the way you did your card with the ribbon, it is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Donna B
Canada

Lynn said...

thanks for sharing your tutorial on how to make your flowers - you make such amazing flowers. TFS

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Selma your flowers are ALWAYS just so beautiful. This card is just so pretty with the color you used on the white.

Judi said...

Selma, you're talent always amazes me. This Clematis is wonderful. Looks just like the ones in my garden and your tutorial is very useful, as always.

Pam P said...

Beautiful card, I have followed your blog for some time now and can't wait to see what you will share with us. Your tutorial is so helpful, thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us.

Sheri said...

Going to give it a try. Ordered the die. This flower you did is absolutely gorgeous.

Fran Ferguson said...

I love all your cards..have ordered many of the dies and use them all the time..your blog has given me so many great ideas..thanks for what you do

Sandra said...

Wow! Stunning card, love all of the details!

Joanne G said...

I so love all your creations! it is like opening a gift with every new one you send along to me! This one is such a beautiful addition to your collection! I also love that you teach me how to make them (or at least give it my best shot)
Thank You!

Dorabel Mercado said...

Selma: Never seen such lovely cards, your unique and gifted from God. May Him bless you always

Dorabel Mercado said...

Selma never seen such lovely cards,i just stay still seeing them and feeling peace. Your a gifted women, may the Lord bless you always. Thank you so much

Dorabel Mercado said...

Selma never seen such lovely cards,i just stay still seeing them and feeling peace. Your a gifted women, may the Lord bless you always. Thank you so much

Dorabel Mercado said...

Selma never seen such lovely cards,i just stay still seeing them and feeling peace. Your a gifted women, may the Lord bless you always. Thank you so much

Dorabel Mercado said...

Selma: Never seen such lovely cards; i just stay still seeing them and receving peace. Your a gifted women. May the lord bless you.

Dorabel Mercado said...

Selma: Never seen such lovely cards, I just stay still seeing them and recive peace. Yuor a gifted women.May the Lord bless yuo. Thank you

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Lovely cards! THanks for the chance to win!

Genny said...

Love your cards! I have been a follower for a while and enjoy your talent and creativity. Particulary love the flower cards. Thanks for a chance to win!

Tracie said...

Beautiful Flowers. What a wonderful prize to give away.

Debbie said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Love the flowers!

Judi said...

Selma, I can't believe how much work you put into your blog today. The tutorial is fantastic and makes the set of dies most desirable. Job well done. Also, the card is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

These new dies open so many doors for me. I love to create new flowers...and now my options are always open. Thank you very much for being so creative and make a die that can be used for many flowers instead of just one.
The cards you createt are surely breath taking.
Tanya

Bobbi Miller said...

Selma...what can I say? Always beautiful and this one is no different. Love how you always inspire us with your creations! TFS !

Frann said...

Another beautiful card and another great tutorial. It looks like the new dies will make flower making easier, faster, and better than punching! Can't wait to try them!

Regina said...

Selma I love this card. I follow your blog just to get my daily smell of the flowers reminds me of some kind of really beautiful garden.

Doris said...

Can't believe how realistic these blossoms look!

Sarah Stainback said...

I am a regular follower, and love all your flower
creations.

phyllis e said...

This is the most beautiful & stunning card I have seen in FOREVER! Thanks for the tutorial, I love the idea of adding ink! (why didn't I think of that?) You are a true inspiration~ THANKS FOR SHARING!

Sadielaine said...

Your work is always so beautiful!! Great tutorial and congratulations on being a designer on these fantastic dies with Cheery Lyn.

Becky said...

wow, this card is stunning. Wonderful tutorial on the flowers.

Gladys R. said...

Beautiful card. Flowers are so
lovely. Thanks for the tutorial.
Perfect name for these dies since
I can see so many possibilities
using them with other dies. Looking
forwards to seeing what Cheery Lynn
has in store for the next release.

E. Marie said...

Your card so beautiful and the flowers are amazing. Your tutorials are so easy to follow and I love them. Thank you.

Eilis said...

Hi I thought I had already left a comment but cannot see it. So here I am again. I love your site & beautiful cards, thanks. Liz

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, I have been following your creations for months now and I am amazed each day with the new flowers and cards you have made. (and i have purchased several dies just because i loved how you used them) I love the Clematis card you have created here. Monica

LINDA W. said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and your tutorial
Linda

LINDA W. said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and your tutorial
Linda

scrappinpeg said...

Love love your cards. Thanks so much for a wonderful tutorial too. AWESOME!

Veronica Till said...

I so enjoy your blog Selma. Your tutorials are inspiring. I would love to win the Cherry Lynn prize. It would be awesome!

Rita said...

Hi ,
I really love your creations and now I know where to look for some faboulous inspirations using my dies .your tutorials are great too especially the vellum flowers which I love too use alot on my cards . thank you and well done ,truly inspiring.
love Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Selma
I'm a big fan of your work. Many of the cards I make are inspired by your beautiful floral diecuts.
Lynne G

my craft cupboard said...

Hi Selma,
Stunning as always, you give us ladies lots of inspiration.
Just need the hours in the day now
sharon

Ina said...

Thank you so much Selma for sharing your talents with us. I look forward to my daily emails to see what you have created. You always give so much detail on howand what products you use on your cards and is so appreciated. Just love your blog.

Lisa Shepard said...

beautiful card and great prize!!!

Lisa Shepard said...

beautiful card and great prize!!!

Becky said...

WOW Selma....love, love, love these flowers! Your tutorials are so easy to follow...thank you a million times for them!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful work! Awesome die set! Thank you for the detailed tutorial and for a chance to win!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful work! Awesome die set! Thank you for the detailed tutorial and for a chance to win!

Patrice H said...

This is one stunning card and a great tutorial. I love Cheery Lynn products . I am new to your site and am very happy to see such creativity and versatility of these Dies.

pam said...

hi selam, stunning card.. I so love your work. you are such an inspiration. cheery lynn one of my favorite dies, great tutorial. pam

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Another fantastic tutorial, Selma! Cheery Lynn dies, are such fantastic dies, and I appreciate the chance to win some.

Anna Seniw said...

You always have such fabulous samples!!! And today's tutorial is great......so simple to follow. Thank you. And thank you for giving us a chance to win some great dies!!!

D'sCreations said...

Love your beautiful card with the blue flowers AND learned so much from your tutorial on using the new 'build a flower' dies. Thank you!!
Diane

Anonymous said...

Selma, All of your cards are just fantastic. Would love to win the set from Cherry Lynn. I have a bunch of the dies but have not seen this one until now. Thank you for the change to win. Bonnie Klocke

Pattie J. said...

I really love the flowers on these cards, makes them look so real. Appreciate the tutorial for making them,You inspire me all the time. thanks for sharing and the lovey tutorial....hugs

Gretchen Wilson said...

Well Congratulations, your becoming quite a celebrity. Designing your own dies. You are very artist and this isn't a surprise to me. The Clematis is beautiful and I can't wait to get this die in my hands. Love your work and can't wait to see you at CHA.

Bonnie Pruett said...

Beautiful card!! I love that you not only show us the card but give us the instructions how to make. Thank You

Kim C. said...

Your flower is lovely. This certainly will be one of my favorites. Love the window die also. YOur cards are always beautiful and certainly inspire me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Roopa said...

Your flower is beautiful .thankyou for the lovely tutorial.u cards ver elegant and source of inspiration to me

KarenH said...

Would love the opportunity to win this package. Thank you.
KarenH

Joann said...

Beautiful job as always. Thank you for showing everyone step-by-step instructions.

Joann

Cheryl W said...

Fantastic tutorial. Incredible card! Love these dies.

Leslie said...

Really nice tutorial. Thanks I love your work

Cyndee Scholet said...

Love the pop of the blue flowers on the WOW card. The flowers look so delicate. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made them.

Eloisa (Heloise) said...

Hola Selma, hace algun tiempo que te sigo y debo decirte que tus tutoriales de flores son geniales y me sirven de inspiración para hacer mis flores y plantas en miniatura.
Muchas gracias.
Un saludo.

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, for some time that I follow and I must say that your tutorials of flowers are great and I serve as inspiration to make my flowers and plants in miniature.
Thanks a lot.
A greeting.

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