Thursday, February 2, 2012
Butterfly and Floral Basket
In the current issue of Rubber Stamp Madness in the Product Spotlight section you will see a wonderful article about Cheery Lynn Designs. This basket is in the article and many people have asked what dies I used to create it. I began with the largest of the XL Scalloped Coved Rectangle Nesting dies for the basket shape. I die cut 4 pieces of kraft card stock as well as 2 pieces of chipboard. I embossed the Kraft paper using my Daisy Garden XL embossing plate, then sandwiched the chipboard between the Kraft paper. This makes the basket quite sturdy. To the front panel, I added Polynesian Sails Oval. To create the oval panel in the center of the Polynesian die, I traced the fallout then cut it just a bit larger. I embossed this piece with my Diamonds and Starburst XL embossing plate.
Next came the flowers, these are a mix up of Miniature Rose, Medium Rose, Judy's Blooms and Cherry Blossoms. I added leaves created with Large Dimensional Leaves 2 and Fanciful Flourish. The last addition was the butterfly from the Exotic Butterflies Small #2 set and it's matching Small #2 Angel Wing. Finished size is 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".