Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blossom Four Tutorial

Today I have a combination of products from Joan's Gardens that I am using.  I have had several people ask me to do a tutorial on how to create a flower with the Spellbinders Nestabilities "Blossom Four" dies.  The process to create this flower is very similar to the post I did a few days ago on the Peony Tutorial.  I have photos below to show which dies I used and the process of shaping them.  The amount of each size flower will depend on how many layers you want need to create the look you want to achieve.  I always prepare a lot of layers then stack them up without adding glue to decide the exact look I want.  You can always save the extra pieces to create more flowers later.

For this card I used a piece of design paper from a  new paper pack Joan now has in stock called "KaiserCraft "Chapter One".  This pad is 6 1/2" square and has gorgeous pages - some which are flocked.  I know you will love it.  For the background for the flower, I used the Cheery Lynn Designs "English Tea Party" doily Joan's Gardens has a large variety of these beautiful doilies for you to choose from.   My card is 6" square so in order to have room for everything I wanted to add, I cut off a small portion of the doily and lined it up with the left side of the design paper.  I had to use my favorite flourish, which is from the new Heartfelt Creations "Bella Rose" collection.  I used the die to cut out the flourish using white card stock.  I then stamped the "Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set"  with dark green ink  The colored leaves were cut out and  used over the white leaves on the flourish. Two rose buds from the Heartfelt Creations "Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set" were stamped and cut out with matching dies then added around the large flower.

I have used the mini butterflies from Cheery Lynn Designs before but Joan's Gardens also carries the small and large butterflies.  This is one of the small butterflies from "Exotic Butterfly Small" package.  There are three beautiful butterflies in this package.  Can you see the glitter on the butterfly?   I die cut the butterfly using black card stock.  It is so delicate and lacy.  I wanted to add glitter to the openings, so I used a piece of two sided tape and cut around the outside of the butterfly.  Fine purple glitter was spread over the butterfly and the glitter stuck to the sticky tape that covered each of the openings in the butterfly.  This is a much easier way to add glitter than trying to add glue to each of the openings and then adding glitter.  A few purple rhinestones were added to complete the card.

Here are pictures of the dies and mini tutorial on how the flower was created:

 Blossom Four Dies used for this flower

 Each flower was cut between petals to help with shaping and edges sponged with a darker purple ink
 Each layer was shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit

 Please refer to the Peony Tutorial for complete instructions.

All products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.


Rita said...

Fabulous card Selma. I don't have those labels ,but they are now on my wish list. Your flowers are stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Barbara Colbert said...

Thanks for the tips here...I will try that!!! I LOVE looking at your creations...always stunning!!! Thanks for the nice comment on my card and tag....I do plan on continuing to stop by Joan's and see what creations you 2 come up with...always learn something new to try!!!

valita said...

Great idea for those spellbinder dies and a beautiful flower :) well done!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and that is one Fantastic flower.
Like the glittered butterfly as well.
Super card all the way around.


I have not purchased the blossoms 4 dies because I just wasn't sure what to do with them. Now I know!!! This flower is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial...this one is going into my pocket for future reference!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Selma, this is gorgeous. Such pretty colors! I ordered and have received the Italian Lace Flourish Doily. A few pieces have been cut out.........I love it!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Great tutorial Selma! TFS! Love the card... so pretty!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What an eyecatching card! Now I have to get that die! Just too beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


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