Saturday, June 16, 2012


Today I was putting away some of the dies I have been using this week and noticed the Memory Box "Tilth Floral" die and thought I could make a pretty flower using the "discards" from it.  I always like to show you additional things you can do with your dies so they get a lot of use.  

This is the Memory Box "Tilth Floral" die, the die cut from it, and on the far right is one of the pieces from the diecut.  Doesn't that look like a daisy petal!  I sponged some of the ends of these pieces with Distress Ink "Squeezed Lemonade" then lightly sponged on a little "Dried Marigold" Distress Ink for shading.  I then used the largest flower base from the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #1" to glue on the petals.  I cut off 3 of the points because I only wanted a "half" flower.  The petals were glued to the other 5 points then 4 more petals were glued on in between the first layer.  To create the center of the flowe,r I used the smallest die from the Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Ovals Sm" dies.  It was cut in half using a pair of "Deckle" edge scissors.  I didn't want that bottom edge perfectly straight so that is why I used these scissors.

This is a 5.5" x 6" card.  I used the Penny Black "Blush" (daisy) stamp for the stem and leaves.  Two shades of green Distress Markers were used to color right on the rubber then it was lightly misted with water before stamping on the card stock.  I didn't want just a plain background so I embossed this piece with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.  I placed it in the folder so that the dots would emboss the full length (which would be sideways on this card), then placed the folder back on the unembossed area and ran it through the machine again.  This way I had complete coverage.  

To ground the flower, I used three layers of the MFT "Fresh Cut Grass" border, alternating the blades of grass.  The little butterfly was die cut using the new Heartfelt Creations "Butterfly" die.  It was sponged prior to taking it out of the die. In the center of the butterfly, I used one of the Memory Box Butterfly "bodies"; the bottom portion of that body was cut off so the size fit my small butterfly.   The "Dragonfly" was die cut using the Memory Box "Willow Dragonfly".  The pretty corners are the Cherry Lynn "Corner".  I think this is such a pretty corner.  To finish the card, I added some diamond "Stickles" to the butterfly, dragonfly, and the flower.  Antique Photo Stickles was added to the center of the flower.

I know many of you have purchased the Memory Box "Tilth Floral" die.  I hope this gives you an additional idea for using it.  If you haven't purchased this die yet and would like to add it to your collection, you can purchase it from Joans Gardens.

Today I received another box of "goodies" from Joan and one of the new items are the Marianne Design "houses".  Joan has these posted on her blog so you can go over and see them now.  I am very excited to start work on designing a card with one of these houses for my next post.  They look like so much fun to work with.   

Memory Box "Tilth Floral" die (98320)
Penny Black "Blush" (daisy) stamp (2666K)
MFT "Fresh Cut Grass"
Cheery Lynn "Corner" (B 166)
Heartfelt Creations Spellbinders "Garden Romance" butterfly (HCD723)
Memory Box "Willow Dragonfly" (98319)
Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Ovals Sm"
Distress Inks 
Distress Markers
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Stickles "Diamond" and "Antique Photo"
Memory Box "Kaleidosope Butterfly" for body of butterfly)



Sheila - Ginger said...

That's so clever Selma and such a pretty flower. Well done and this is yet another reason why I love to visit your blog...the different ways you find to use a die!

Love Sheila xx

The Other Patti Sue said...

Beautiful! Great way to use up the left~overs!

Payne Holler Cards said...

great tip! love the flower you created with it!

Anonymous said...

such lovely creations ,they are wonderful, just wish I could afford all those dies :)they are beautiful and you really are a wonderful designer .

Anonymous said...

Loved the idea of using odd pieces. Your cards are super. Thanks for sharing.


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