It's time for another fun challenge at Scrapy Land. Our theme this time is Flower Dies. I really appreciated this boost to get a little stash of flowers crafted up. I went in a rather vintage direction and hope you like it. Let me tell you a little about my flower making process...
I cut oodles of Small Tattered Florals and the next size up in the Tattered Florals (which is one of the smallest on that die) from plain white card. These dies are both by Sizzix. Next I set up an ink range from Mermaid Lagoon to Cracked Pistachio to Evergreen Bough to Frayed Burlap. This is my favorite way to ink up my flowers. I spritz my palette with ample water then dip each flower cutout into the inks randomly, front and back. I love the variation in color this achieves.
Nest I squeeze and twist all the petals together, heat set lightly, then open up my flowers. See all of the varied color.
I gather the colors and sizes that work best together, without gluing so that if I run short I can still change the composition. When I have all of my bundles just so, I glue them together with Eileen's Tacky Glue. For the largest blossoms I used these stamen I picked up at Joann's with a coupon. They are found in the cake decorating isle.
For this card I only used two flowers. I tried to pick the grungier colors.
Three of them ended up on THIS Easter card. These three were more on the vibrant side.
Back to my card. I used the Tim Holtz labels by Sizzix to cut three different patterns from Tim's new paper stash, Memoranda. I used the ATC sized grid paper, which was the perfect size for these label dies and gave me smaller patterns. I inked the edges of each label with DI. I cut a Sizzix doily by TH and inked it up. I added it to break up some of the lines.
I turned this label into a tag. The Paper Dolls found a home and complimented my sentiment perfectly. Don't they look so in love!
I inked and wrinkled up my backing paper and gave a splash of DI, then layered with another wrinkled up kraft sheet. Beacon 3 in 1 glue works best for adhering paper layers like this. And here's a closeup of that wonderful stamp (Cats Life Press). Isn't' it wonderful! Now go on and break out your Scrapy Land dies for a chance to win a $10 GC to the shop. Find much more inspiration from our team of designers on the blog today.