I love the color of these flowers. They were created with Susan's Garden Anemone dies. This is a 6x6 inch card. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Stickers for the frame and the corners. The sentiment is one of Susan's Sentiment stamps available from ECD. The background was embossed with the ECD Heart Strings Embossing Folder.
This is a picture of Susan's Anemone Die Set used to create these flowers.
I die cut all the pieces, including the leaves, using cream card stock. For the darker color on the edge of the petals I sponged on Fired Brick Distress Ink.
For the light pink color over the top edge of the petals, I sponged on Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
I forgot to take a picture, but I sponged on light green Pan Pastel at the base of each petal. The petal was turned over and shaped on the backside using the small loop tool from Susan's Tool Set.
Once all the petals were shaped, I used the self-closing tweezers, to pinch the base of each petal for additional shaping.
For additional shaping, use the medium ball stylus and push down in the center on the flower molding pad and the flower will "cup", giving it a nice shape.
Now you are ready to create the stamens. I used two die cut stamens for each flower. Each projection was cut in half; this creates a "frilly" stamen. I like using the Elizabeth Craft Designs scissors because they have very fine points and are perfect for cutting detail work. To achieve the color of stamen in the photo, I colored both stamens a very pale green with a marker then used a dark green marker to color the lower half of just one stamen. When you roll the stamen using the self-closing tweezers, start with the stamen with the dark green on the bottom. Glue that stamen closed, then glue the light green stamen around it. You will have a finished stamen that has dark green at the base in the center, and light green on the outside.
Here is a close up of the flowers when completed. Before gluing in the stamen, I put a tiny drop of glue on the tips and dipped the stamen in Yellow Pollen. They were then glued into the center of the flower.