Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lazy Daisy Tutorial

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.   
 For the center of the daisy, I used the smallest dies in the Spellbinders "Classic Ovals Scalloped" dies.  It was die cut using a light yellow card stock.  I only used one end of this oval.  You can make it as large as you like, trimming the edges to fit in the center of the flower. Attach with a little glue to the center of the folded flower.

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



Rita said...

Absolutely beautiful card Selma. I love those daisies, and the corners are stunning too. Need to save more pennies I think. Hugs Rita xxxx

Mihaela said...

Adorable card, thanks for tutorial!!!
Have a great week!

Leanne ... said...

Your daisies are just adorable along with tutorial and the lovely card.

Janie Printz said...

Selma this card is just gorgeous ..
I LOVE your tutorials using these dies & it makes me want to buy every one of them ... The paper & corners finish it off beautifully.
hugs, Janie

Nancy said...

Selma, what a great tutorial. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely flower.

Glenda said...

This is stunning! Love those flowers and those corners are amazing. The colors remind me of Spring!

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the flowers and all the details!!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Selma and what a cute way to do the daisies. You did a great job on your tutorial too. Pretty colors!!!


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a gorgeous creation, Selma! This has to be one of my very favorites. You tutorial is perfect!

Francie in Montreal said...

You made such a pretty card. By this, I mean outstandingly pretty, one of my favourites. Thx for sharing the tutorial.

Marjorie said...

Absolutely beautiful card.

Now I need your help.... I have the eBosser and love it!!! I do NOT have an 'E' platform. At least it did not come with mine. Would you email me your sandwich? I have Platform D, C, B, A, rubber mat and magnetic shim.

Marjorie from TX

Gretchen Wilson said...

A beautiful card Selma and I love the great tutorial you gave us. It helps a lot. I love daisies and I'll have to get this die from Joan.

Sarah said...

Selma, your card is awesome! I love the colors!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Selma this is beautiful! So delicate & dainty looking ... LOVE those daisies!

Memaw said...

So cute - I love daisy's and this is just so spring like. Great tutorial. Hope you are feeling better.

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Anne-Marie B. said...

Wow Selma, this card is just stunning and the tutorial on the flowers was so clear and helpful. I am definately going to try this now! Do hope you are recovered from your neck injury and feeling well again. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Selma, this has to be the most beautiful card I have seen. I look at all your lovely work and I'm in love with this one. Thank you for sharing your talent. Razzy

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Selma .a lovely daisy.hugs Pat

Anonymous said...

Found your cards...

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

What a great tutorial and fabulous card Selma! I found you by accident while searching on Google. So glad I did. Love your blog and your creativity!

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Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial Selma, I've just had a go at making some daisies using your tips and tricks, Cathy x


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