Monday, March 9, 2015

Anemone Happy Birthday Card

 Anemone are such pretty little flowers.  I created this 6"x6" card using Susan's Garden - Anemone dies.  For the background frame,  I die cut the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch 7/8-inch grid using purple design paper.  It was framed with the ECD  Fancy Frame Edges.  The frame was die cut using black card stock and backed with purple design paper. The white back piece was embossed with the ECD, Lots of Dots Embossing Folder.  I used the 7/8-inch grid die to die cut a piece of design paper and used four of the squares in the center of the frame. 

I love to try different things with my flower dies.  I found this picture of Anemone flowers on the Internet and wanted to create my flowers similar to them.  I used Susan's instructions for assembling her flower but created different stamens. 


To create the stamens, I used a large flat backed pearl for the center part.  Glue was spread over the pearl and black Flower Soft pressed in to give a "fuzzy" look.  I die cut two purple stamens from the Susan's Garden - Anemone die set for each flower.  Each stamen leg was cut in half to make it thin, then Susan's Black Pollen was glued to the tips of each.  First the "fuzzy" center was glued in the center of the flower and I let it dry so it was secure.  While that was drying, I glued two of Susan's stamens together so there were no large spaces between them.  Glue was added to the inside edge and the bottom edge and attached around the center piece.  I pushed the bottom edge up very close to the center making sure it stayed attached. I used ECD stickers for the sentiment.

Do you like to try different things with your flower dies?

The products I used can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

397 Starform Text Stickers (Happy Birthday)

10 comments:

Anita Kejriwal said...

I love your flowers Selma. They look so real. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy T. Gibson said...

Your entire card is lovely but putting the decorated squares in the middle really is special!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

As always, love your flowers and those colors are just so perfect!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, Your flowers are always so beautiful,and realistic!

Olga said...

your flowers are always so gorgeous!!!!

Martie Rollin said...

Love the flowers, but my eyes are drawn to those interesting leaves. Beautiful shapes really add to this card. Thanks for posting this delightful project.

Kathy said...

Your always make the most beautiful flowers Selma! I love the color you used on them too!
I'm excited to be taking one of Susan's classes this Saturday on my local store :-) Should be fun!

Blessings!

Kathy

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the colours.

Anonymous said...

Selma I am always blown away at your creativity. You always create the most gorgeous, and realistic flowers. This card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your great techniques with us.

Hugs,
Betty

Joset van de Burgt said...

And this is beautiful too!

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