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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16 comments:

  1. Really lovely card Sandy, the flowers are gorgeous and the colors go really well together.

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  2. A pretty card and great example of the Build a Flower.

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  3. Great flowers and like the way you told how to do them. Like the card too. Edna

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  4. Wow, what a lovely card, Sandy! These great new dies are totally "must-haves"!!! Love the look of every single element on your card! Thank you for inspiration!

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  5. A very pretty card Sandy....thanks for the instructions!
    Jan

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  6. Sandy this is so pretty and creative!!

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  7. What a pretty card! Great tutorial on how to build the flowers. Very simple and easy to follow directions! Your flowers are beautiful! Love that leaf vine. Boy, whoever designed that die gets a high five. LOL!

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  8. Wonderful tutorial!! beautiful card and flowers!!!

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  9. I love these build a flowers, such a great way to make various designs.
    Thanks for sharing

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  10. very beautiful card...I just love the colors!

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  11. Love your beautiful card! So many fun new die designs that I have on my wish list! Love the flowers and the new flourish leaf strip!!! And the new doily is gorgeous too!

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  12. Oh Sandy, I love this! the Spring Flower Burst Doily looks awesome with your flower! I need to get the Flourish Leaf strip too!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  13. This is deffo on my wish list. Love the card. xxxx

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  14. Sandy this is awesome! :)

    Love the beautiful vine flourishes and gorgeous flowers! :) Wonderful colour combo!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  15. Wow Sandy, thanks for the tutorial!
    Great card and beautiful flowers and foliages!
    Love, Kianel.

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  16. Sandy this is such a beautiful card. Your papers are so luxurious! As always, your flowers and color combinations are wonderful!

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