Monday, September 10, 2012
I have had questions about the smallest petals on the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 die set; some of you didn't know what type of flower you can create with them. You can create a lot of different small flowers with them including small roses with these petals. On this card I have used the small petals for the little roses that are on the bottom border. I will explain below how I created them.
The design paper is from the Echo park Paper Co called "Dots & Stripes". I love to use that pretty window die from Heartfelt Creations; it is the HCD 710 die. Across the bottom of it is one of the Spellbinders "Ribbon Banners" with a sentiment from the JustRite stamp set "Faith".
The pretty border along the bottom of the card is the DieNamics "Dizzy Border". This is such a delicate looking border that you can string ribbon through; I just added a pearl to the center of three of the centers and added flowers to the other two. This border is 6" long, but you could easily cut it down. The corners are one of the Cheery Lynn "Lace Corners" set.
All three of the flowers were built using the new Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 dies. You can build the small roses just like you do the larger ones by using the small 5-point base. I tried something new today. I used the pointed end of the white tool from the Flower Tool kit to shape the flowers. After conditioning them, I added a thin layer of the Ultimate glue to the inside of each petal and wrapped them around the end of the white tool. It was easy to just keep adding petals until I got the size I wanted. If you use just a thin layer of glue on the petals, it makes it easy to wrap them around the tool and the glue will actually dry fairly quickly. I held each petal, firmly around the tool, for about a minute until it stuck together then added the next petal. Pull the flower off the tool as soon as the flower will keep it shape; it will slide off with a push of your fingernail. Use scissor to cut off the bottom part of the flower so it will have a flat bottom and sit nicely on your card. The petals were die cut using white card stock and were sponged with Memento "Lilac Posies" ink. I created the baby's breath with the Build A Flower #2 Embellishments dies.
Heartfelt Creations window die (HCD 710)
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 Embellishments
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner (B174)
Spellbinders "Ribbon Banners" (set of 4)
JustRite "Faith" stamp set (CL-02130)
DieNamics Dizzy Border
Flower Tool Kit