Sunday, March 3, 2013

Build A Flower #3 Card & Tutorial

This weekend I have been working on creating flowers with the Cheery Lynn (BAF) Build A Flower #3 dies.  This picture shows all the different flowers that I created.   

Here are some of the flowers you can create with petals from this die:  lily, magnolia, rose, pine cones, gardenia, anemone, violet, tulip, camellia, dogwood, zinnia, aster, tulip, marigold, cosmos, and bachelor button.  You probably can think of even more varieties.  You can combine some of these petals with petals from BAF#1 and #2 for even more varieties of flowers. Sometimes just using different stamens from the three different BAF Embellishments will produce different types of flowers. I like to look at different flowers in books or on the Internet to get ideas of which petals and embellishments to use.  I have completed many tutorials on ways to complete a lot of these flowers (look under tutorials in my side bar).  You can also get great instructions by purchasing "The Paper Bouquet Book" by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.  And as I have always stated, I feel it is a must to have the proper tools for shaping/creating flowers; I always use the "Flower Tool Kit, the "black embossing pad".  The glue I use is "Crafter's Pick".

The background design paper is from the Kaiser Craft "The Lake House" paper pad.  The white frame is one of the Spellbinders "Romantic Rectangles". The piece in the center of this frame was stamped with the JustRite "Lattice Background" stamp.   The sentiment from the JustRite "Faith" stamp set was stamped in the center of the Spellbinders Parisian Accents" die cut.  It was sponged with Distress Ink prior to taking it out of the die.  Green Kaiser Craft Pearls were added to complete the card.

This is a close up of the Star Gazer Lily.  I die cut six of the lily petals and colored them with "Gelatos" which are pigment sticks.  This pigment glides on creamy, vibrant color, and blends beautifully with or without water.  I used a marker to add the dots.  Small dots of glue was added near the center of the petals and "Bright Pink" Flower Soft was added.  When you look closely at the petals on the Star Gazer, you can see little "fuzzies" and the Flower Soft worked great for that added detail. I used the BAF #1 embellishments for the stamen.  A marker was used to add a darker color to the tips of each "leg" of this piece.  A small dot of glue was added to both the front and back of the tip then it was dipped in "Ultra Fine Toffee" Flower Soft.  You must use the "ultra fine" Flower soft to get the right texture.  Under the stamen I added the five point base from the BAF #2 Embellishments.  The lily leaves are also in the BAF#2 Embellishment dies. 

I hope this post gives you a lot of ideas for using the Cheery Lynn Build A Flower dies. 

Cheery Lynn BAF  "Build A Flower" #3
Cheery Lynn "Embellishments" #1 and #2
Flower Soft "Bright Pink"
Flower Soft "Ultra Fine Toffee"
JustRite Lattice Background Stamp (CL-03690)
JustRite "Faith" stamp set (CL-02130)
Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" S5-034
Spellbinders "Romantic Rectangles" S5-090
Kaiser Craft "The Lake House" Paper Pad
Flower Tool Kit
Black embossing Pat
Crafter's Pick white glue



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Diana Nguyen said...

Very realistic! Love the addition of flower soft!

Pssequimages said...

Oh so gorgeous Selma

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May said...

Stunning work as always Selma... Beautiful!! Hugs May x x x

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Glenda said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love all the beauties you created. You have a way with those centers and it makes the flowers more true to life! Well done my friend!

Gail said...

Well done! I always love your work and to see pictures of flowers that can be made with the die plate is so helpful. I recently bought BAF 2 & 3 die plates and will begin to use them shortly. Thanks for the book recommendation too. Knowing which tools to use is very valuable. Thanks again for all the knowledge you transfer to other crafers.

Rita said...

What can I say my dear Selma, you really are Queen of the Flowers. They are always so realistic and I have now put this die on my ever growing wish list. Hugs Rita xx

Anonymous said...

So Pretty, t;hey look so real. All your cards are beautiful. Hugs. Char

Lynne said...

Your talent for creating beautiful cards and flowers with these dies is amazing.

Jan Castle said...

GORGEOUS and so real you add a touch of perfume to enhance the experience...LOL!
Thanks for sharing Selma!!!
Paper Hugs,

Francie in Montreal said...

You are so clever! I just love the way you can turn ordinary card stock into beautiful flowers. It's like a miracle. Beautiful!

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