Sunday, February 10, 2013
I love daisies- don't you. I want to show you a different way of using them. There are three different sizes of daisies on this strip. I used the largest flowers for this card. Rather than using them just as die cut, I decided to create a "lazy" daisy. Before I do the tutorial, I will tell you about the other parts of the card.
The background design paper is from the Kaiser Craft "Lullaby Collection" paper pad. This is a 5.5" x 6" card. The frame I used is the Cheery Lynn "Lattice #2" Frame Die. In the center of this frame I added the Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle die cut with blue card stock. The beautiful corners are the new Joy! Crafts (0135) corners. I love how well they coordinate with the Lattice frame. The flowers were attached the center of the Spellbinders Circle with dimensional glue dots placed right under the yellow part of the flower. The stems and leaves were then added under the flowers. The butterfly is the new Memory Box "Pippi" and Isabella" butterfly. I love this smaller size butterfly. A small gingham bow and Kaiser Craft Pearls were added to complete the card.
I wanted to tell you if you run the Pippi Butterfly through your machine with the embossing pad, it really gives it a pretty rounded edge. As you know I use the eBosser machine. The embossing pad for this machine is much thinner than the pads for other machines. I really didn't think it would do a very good job because of how thin it is. I was really surprised that you get a much deeper embossing with the eBosser. I wish you could see the beautiful detail on those corners. If you have the eBosser, be sure to run your items through with the embossing pad for really beautiful details. You just need to take out the "E" shim, which is the thinnest shim, when using the embossing pad.
This is how I created the "lazy" daisy. The daisy die cut has 7 petals. I used the largest stylus from the Flower Tool Kit to shape each petal. Four of the petals were shaped to bend down and three were shaped to bend up. I folded the daisy in "half" with the four petals folded over three petals. All the petals are now bent under. A dab of glue was put right in the center of the folded flower and held for a second or two so it stays closed.
To make the center more realistic, I added glue to the yellow portion and dipped it in "Lemon Yellow" Flower Soft. In this picture you can see the difference the Flower Soft made. The flower on the right does not have Flower Soft added to it yet. If you want a brown center you could use "Toffee" Flower Soft or even "Black". These daisies would be very pretty die cut in yellow or pink then add a dark center.
For the stems and leaves, I used the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower Embellishments #2 dies. The stems have thorns, to go with the roses, but I just sniped them off, then added the leaves.
I hope this tutorial gives you additional ideas for using the fun "Daisy Strip" dies.
Cheery Lynn "Daisy Strip" B259
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #2 Embellishments"
Cheery Lynn "Lattice #2" Frame (FRM115)
Joy! Crafts "Corners" (0135)
Memory Box "Pippi Butterfly" (98508)
Memory Box "Isabella Butterfly" (98507)
Spellbinders "Picot Edge Circles"
Spellbinders "Classic Ovals Scalloped"
Kaiser Craft "Lullaby Collection" paper pad
Kaiser Craft "Blue Pearls"
Lemon Yellow Flower Soft
Flower Tool Kit
Black Shaping Mat