Sunday, September 9, 2012
Cheery Lynn just came out with four beautiful new die cut sentiments and today I want to show you one I haven't used yet. This "With Sympathy" die cut is very delicate. Here is a little hint: when I die cut these delicate sentiments, most of the time they stay in the card stock instead of popping out or staying in the die. When this happens, I place it on the black mat I use to shape flowers and gently push around the sentiment and it will pop up and away from the card stock. I brushed on a thin coat of "Glue N' Seal" to adhere it to the design paper. The design paper is from the Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden 6x6" pad.
The flower was created using the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower #2 dies. The stamens are from the Build A Flower #2 Embellishments set. The flower was created by using yellow vellum for the petals. I sponged the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink. The petals were then spritzed with some water and shaped around the barrel of the white tool from the Flower Tool Kit. Place the petal around the tool and pinch from side to side to create the wrinkles in each petal. When you create your flowers from the Build A Flower #2 set, you can mix the style of petals on that plate as long as you keep them approximately the same size especially when you are giving extra shape to the petals as I did here. It makes it easy to place a piece of card stock/vellum over that section of the die and just die cut all nine petals. I have even used a variety of these petals when creating roses. As you know, every petal in a flower is not identical. I die cut two of the stamens with the little circles on the ends out of yellow card stock; then on each little circle used a marker to add a darker color to help make them stand out.
The flower was placed on the Memory Box "Quinn Flourish". Marianne leaves and greenery were placed under it. The pretty butterfly is from the Penny Black "Social Butterfly" stamp set. This set has four sizes of beautiful butterflies, a dragonfly, a butterfly corner, and a sentiment. It was stamped on white card stock using "Forest Moss" Distress Ink, cut out then sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then attached with dimensional tape.
Memory Box Quinn Flourish (98267)
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Paper Pad
Penny Black "Social Butterfly" stamp stet (30-116)
Marianne Design leaves (LR0227)
Marianne Design leaves (LR0229)
Cheery Lynn "With Sympathy" sentiment (B212)