Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flower

One of the new release dies from Cheery Lynn Designs is called Build a Flower 1.  I have used it to make the flowers on my card today.  To begin, I die cut the flower petals as well as a bunch of stamens.

Before assembling my large flower, I wrapped each petal around the end of a small paint brush handle.  From the tip of the petal I rolled under; from the end with the brad hole, I rolled up.  I cut a variety of stamens; I think I used them all except one of the middle size.  I added a bit of ink to the ends of the stamens for some contrast.  Then I stacked them all on a brad being sure to stagger each layer so they did not line up.  I created the smaller flower in the corner from only the stamens as well as the flower base pieces.  I curled the bottom 2 layers down and the rest of the layers up.

As a backdrop for my large flower, I die cut a Spring Flower Burst Doily with coordinating Angel Wing.  I added some Viva Decor Pearl pen accents to tie in the flower stamen color.  I then cut the fabulous new Flourish Leaf Strip; check out the detailing on these leaves, incredible!  The really great thing about this die is you get 5 separate leaf sections.  You can use them alone or build a vine as I did.  I added some Distress ink to the edges of each leaf.  I thought the corner pieces from the Lace Corner Deco B set went quite well with the doily, just the right embellishment.  I added a sentiment panel cut from my Scallop Circle Little Stacker dies.  Finished size is 5 x 7 inches.

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Debbie said...

Very pretty!

ednamburgess said...

Great flowers. Have to try them soon. Like the card too. Edna

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Sandy, I've not got any Cherry Lynn dies yet, but after seeing this I think I will have to invest in some.

Sue x

ajyoyo said...

These flowers are so beautiful!