Friday, 10 April 2015

Card Share Day and Crafty Flower TUTORIAL!

Hi all!.....a quick post to let you know that I have created a new paper flower tutorial and I am sharing with you details on two cards that I made using this die set.
Amongst my collection of flower dies I have 6 sets from the Spellbinders Crafty Flower series. These Die D-lites dies have been designed by Scrappy Cat® and are not real authentic flower types as such...but more fantasy flower which makes them great and fun to use because the world is basically your can use the components to construct a flower to your own design - layer up, mix and match petals and centres...what ever....and what's even more useful is that you can also combine these dies with the Spellbinders Create a flower range to really push your creativity.

Scrappy Cat® (Distributed by Darice Inc.) is an internationally recognized company and brand in the paper crafting world, known for it's stylish patterns, co-ordinating products, and innovative stamp designs. They are a licensed designer and brand via Spellbinder Paper Arts, producing a variety of die designs for them in their signature style. It is this style that provides you with dies with versatility....make flowers that are pretty, simple, elaborate, chic...or bold and modern, grungy and shabby...the final flower is up to you.
As part of my Six Inch Square Blog flower tutorials I will be looking at each flower kit and showing how you can create a basic flower using just the dies from each individual set...and then later on I show how I mix them up to create even more designs
This is the first of the flowers tutorials and is from the Crafty Flowers One die set....and full details can be found on my other Blog - The Six Inch Square.

Click on the link to be sent to the tutorial - CRAFTY FLOWER ONE TUTORIAL

 and here are the two cards -
This is the card made for the completed flower from my tutorial....quite a cheerful bright primary coloured card with a clean modern look. The base is basic plain green card stock with a pure white mat onto which the flower has been mounted over a die cut circle border by Memory Box and foliage die by Sue Wilson of Creative Expressions. Plain circles cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities series stamped with a sentiment by Paula Pascual complete the look.

The second card uses the flower die cuts in a slightly different way and with more subtle shabby chic style and colouring. A lovely 6x6inch vintage patterned paper was the inspiration for which I picked out the soft yellows, creams and red to follow through in the embellishments. This paper was slightly distressed with Distress Inks by Tim Holtz and then simply matted on to co-ordinating red and cream card stock. A strip of my favourite music score grosgrain ribbon is set horizontally just below midway and echoes the music score print within the main paper design. The frame for the stamped sentiment (another clear self cling stamp by Paula Pascual) is made up of a black and red card stock cut using Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles from the Nestabilities Decorative Elements series and layered with foam pads to raise up and give dimension.

 The flower (details of which are in the tutorial) is then set onto the card with various plain black cut foliage from Memory Box dies and small gems added for a little bit of sparkle.


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