Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I really love playing with the new Sizzix, Susan's Garden Flower dies. Today I tried something different with the Poppy dies. I have some of those crepe paper rolls and decided to see what would happen if I die cut the flower petals with it. I doubled up the streamer 6 times and die cut all three flower petals. That gave me 6 petals, for each size, to work with for this flower. I die cut two of the base pieces (out of regular card stock) and glued all 6 of the largest petals to one base, then 6 of the medium size petals to another base piece. I did shape the petals with the largest stylus in the Flower Tool Kit. You need to use just a small dot of the Crafter's Pick glue on the tip of each petal when gluing, because the crepe paper is very thin. Press each petal down into the base, with a small stylus, as you glue them down. When the layers were dry, I added the 6 smallest petals in the center of the base with the middle size petals so I could have a "frilly" poppy. Glue the two layers together to form your flower.
To create the stamen, I used something I have in my "stash". It is a metal border mold by Lisa Pavelka and I pressed in some No Bake Polymer Clay. The clay I had was yellow and I wanted a pink center for this flower so used the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Shell Pink to apply paint to it. I wanted dark purple lines in this center piece so used a purple marker to draw them in the creases in the molded piece. In the Poppy Die package, there are dies for the stamens, but I needed longer stamen pieces so used the ones in the Cheery Lynn BAF #1 die set because they have very thin and longer "legs" that would fit around the polymer clay piece. I die cut them using a very dark purple card stock. I die cut the leaves from the Poppy Die set and used the tools from the Sizzix Flower Tool Kit to shape them. I wanted to have some "rough" texture on the leaves so I put them in the "Sizzix Snow Flurries #2" embossing folder. You could use any embossing folder you like.
The background on this card was embossed with the Sizzix "Brenda Walton Damask" embossing folder. My card is 5.5" x 6" so I had to run the front piece through on the embossing folder twice to get full coverage. On top of that embossing, I placed the embossed Oval, that was fussy cut, from the Sizzix "Loving Thoughts" embossing folder set. The little butterfly is from the Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterfly" die set. Two pearls were put on the frame using the Viva "Ice White" Pearl Pen.
I hope you will experiment with your flower dies and come up with some new pretty varieties of flowers. It is so much fun.
Well we have a big thunder storm outside so I better get off the computer. Hope you like my new creation.
Sizzix, Susan's Gardens "Poppy" die set (658416)
Sizzix, Brenda Walton Damask embossing folder (658352)
Sizzix, Loving Thoughts" embossing folder set
Sizzix, Snow Flurries #2 embossing folder (658197)
Sizzix Flower Tool Kit 658437
Crafter's Pick white glue
Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterflies" (DL112)
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #1" dies (B181)
Viva Ice White Pearl Pen 101