Tiny Flowers

Tiny Flowers

 

A little late to the blog today, I made my cards last night but I've been pulled out packing your Greetery orders today until the post was collected so am only now just finding time to write this post!

 

I was really attracted to the new "Tangled" dies from Waffle Flower Crafts but not for the reasons you might think.  Whilst the twisted shapes are great, and I have used one, I REALLY wanted to play with those tiny flowers that come with the twisted shapes!   I opted to go for the Tangled Star first and here's what I did with it.

 

For the first card I used it sort of as intended (it is actually designed to be a frame for the puffy star shakers).  I die cut the star from yellow card and placed it over a blue frame die cut from two nesting square dies together to get a thin frame.   I then cut lots of the lovely little flowers (two sizes cut at once) and the double leaf and arranged them on the star to one side in a cluster before adding black enamel drops to the centres.  Simply finished with a Happy Birthday sentiment from Concord and 9ths All The Birthdays Stamp set.

 

For the second card I went tiny flower crazy!   I really thought they would make the most delightful background paper.   To get my pattern regular, I started off with a grid.  I created this by using the Stitched Stripe Card Die from Concord and 9th, running it through the die cut machine once, turning it 90 degrees and running it back through again to get my square of stitched lines (you could use a quilt detail die instead)   Then it was just a case of cutting lots of flowers from two shades of peach, and lots of leaves from green and glueing them all on it place.  I altered the angle of the leaves on each to focus the pattern towards the centre.   For something a little different I used a square base card and turned the square I started with into a diamond before adding my sentiment and added some green stripes behind for a pop of colour.  I used an alphabet die (Connected Die from MFT) to spell out my sentiment in a darker green - keeping it all fresh and spring like.

 

Now I won't like - it did take half an hour of constant die cutting to cut all the flowers - but it was really fun to use them once they were cut, so I will be trying out the other flowers in the other two twisted sets too! 

 

See you Sunday.  

Tara