Monday, September 3, 2012

Autumn Flowers

Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day Weekend.  Today I designed a card using the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 dies.  I thought I would answer some of your questions on my blog, which I will do after telling you about this card.  The background paper is from a scrap I had in a box.  The beautiful doily is the new Marianne Design "Anja's Large Oval".  The sentiment and bird are from JustRite stamp sets; Always & Forever Medallion Labels and Spring Rose Medallions.  The large leaf is Memory Box "Cottage Leaf" and the smaller leaves are the Cheery Lynn "Olive Branches".  The flowers were created with the Build A Flower #2 dies. 

This is a picture of the pieces used for the flowers.  The glue I usually use to put my flowers together with is "Crafter's Pick - The Ultimate!" glue.  I put a dab of it on my Teflon craft sheet and dip the tips of the petals in it to attach to the flower base.  I have been asked if you really need the Flower Tool Kit.  In my opinion I couldn't do without it.  There are three pieces I use every single day; they are the self-closing tweezers, the largest stylus, and the white flower shaping tool.  That white tool is always used because it conditions the paper really easy with the large ball end; I use the pointed tip to press the petals down into the center of the base to help shape it; you can curl the petals with that pointed end; and I shape flowers around the center of this tool  when I want that "crinkled" look for the petals. There are a lot of other pieces I use in this kit, but these are the "MUST" haves. This kit is well worth the money! The other important thing for me is to have a good (black) shaping mat and a Teflon Craft Sheet.  When you use the Teflon Craft Sheet, the glue does not stick and your flower will pull right off.    When you have all the right tools, it really helps you make beautiful flowers.  

The picture above shows all the die cut pieces I used for the flowers on my card.  I used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink on the ends of the petals. The petals I used are the smallest petals in the set - not the ones with the deckled edges.  You can sponge the petals in the die and the lines in the die will show up.   After I put them together, I felt like I needed to add a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the very edge so they matched the brown behind the Marianne Doily; I used a small sponge dauber to do that.  As you can see in the top of the picture, I used the four point base from the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 Embellishments  and created two layers, each with four petals, for the flower.  Three pieces from the stamens in this set were used for each flower.

Well I'm off to go shopping with my daughter and then have lunch.  Have a great day.

Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2
Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 Embellishments
Marianne Design "Anja's Large Oval" (LR0236)
Flower Tool Kit
Black Embossing Mat
Teflon Craft Sheet
JustRite "Always & Forever Medallion Labels" (LR0-03535)
JustRite "Spring Rose Medallions" (CL-03685)



The Other Patti Sue said...

You sure make those dies sing... this is beautiful!

Anneke said...

wow, this card is very elegant and beautiful.
you have also made very pretty flowers and i like the dark shades on them.
have a nice week and greetings from Ann( from a sunny netherlands )

craftieodmae said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous

Glenda said...

Another stunning card and as always I bow to the Queen of flowers! These are wonderful and add just the right touch to your finished card. Love the die you used on this one!

Sheila - Ginger said...

What a beauty Selma! Such wonderful flowers too.

Love Sheila xx

Leanne ... said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card. I do love that background die and your flowers are gorgeous! You rock girl! Keep them coming.


April said...

So very lovely!

Anja said...

Hello Selma

I just looked at your blog ... what a beautiful creations you make! My compliments! And pretty clear explanation upon ... AWESOME!

Warmest greetings from Anja

Anja said...

Hello Selma

I just looked at your blog ... what a beautiful creations you make! My compliments! And pretty clear explanation upon ... AWESOME!

Warmest greetings from Anja

thanida said...

Great site and a great topic as well I really get amazed to read this. 


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