Hello! Don't you just love the Winter Release dies at Cheery Lynn Designs?! I think the new Orchid is so beautiful! I created a simpler card because I really wanted the flower to stand out on it’s own.
I want to share with you how I assemble my Orchid. Remember, you can enlarge any photo just by clicking on it!
On the left I have arranged the dies in which I assemble them, on the right you see the my die cut petals in accordance with the dies. I’ve numbered the petals to make it a bit easier to follow along.
Once I have my petals inked it is time to shape them. I use a small foam block (from Stampin’ Up) and an embossing tool. I made a little clip of my process.
A close up of the shape of the center.
I’ve glued petals 2 & 3 to petal 1, overlapping 1 slightly.
Here you can see the curvature of the flower taking shape.
I’ve adhered petals 4 & 5 to the backside, angling slightly.
Holding the center in the curved position, I add a dab of glue to the end….I use Rangers Glossy Accents because it dries so quickly and has a strong hold.
I place the center so that it sticks straight out from the flower, just like the real flower.
Another angle so you can see the depth of the flower.
The flower completely assembled.
Please let me know if you have any questions, or if I can help in any way! I can’t wait to see your version!
To create the card, I started by cutting the base using the Scalloped Rectangle Reflections Mega die. The white matte was cut using the Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Mega die. I love that the Reflections dies have the added piercing and stitching, adding visual interest and texture. Next, I added the new Ankara Lace Doily, layering with a frame from Sentiment Frame #1. I chose to cut the matte, doily, and sentiment frame from the same color allowing the new Orchid to pop off as the focus. For a bit more texture, I tied a smaller Tag #1 to the flower. To the bottom I added the Best Friends Phrase, again cutting in white so not to take away from the flower. Gently resting on the sentiment is a Mini Dimensional Butterfly.
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