Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Daisy Strip Flowers


Hi, Sandy here with you today.  In keeping with the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge of Think Spring, I have created a floral card for today.  All of the flowers were created with just two dies; Daisy Strip and for the puffed up centers of the orange flowers, I used Darling Daisies.  I just love the fact that you can cut 6 flowers at a time with one pass of your die cut machine.  For these flowers, I used text weight metallic paper so I was able to double the paper and get twice as many flowers out of one die cut.  In case you have not seen the die, this is what it looks like


For the purple flowers, I scored down the center of the petals.  For the red flowers, I dry embossed on the front side of the petals, curving them up; then I pinched the ends together.  And for the orange flowers, I dry embossed on the back side of the petals curving them down then pulled the smallest two up to make the center buds.


I used an assortment of dies to make all the greenery (listed below).  I added my Anastasia Border along the bottom and the  matching Kiwi Spirit doily as a center backdrop.  The hummingbird is from the new Tiny Things with Wings die set.  I hand printed the sentiment.  Finished size is 6" square.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's Think Spring challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:


13 comments:

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card. I bought these dies last week and love, love, love them. xxx

Gitte said...

Lovely card. Nice colors.

Karen W said...

Wow great flowers and card. Love that daisy strip and the bird.

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful flowers on this gorgeous card. Love all the colors, thinking Spring.

Bonnie Brown said...

Such a beautiful card! It appears to be spring on paper anyways!!! I seriously love the beautiful daisies!! It is a very pretty with wonderful colors.

ednamburgess said...

Thanks for all the ideas of different ways to do each flower. So pretty and look great. Edna

Bj said...

Love the way you used the Darling Daisy for the puffed center of your daisy...and the way you paired up the Kiwi doily and Anastasia border!
Layering lighter weight papers is a great way to cut multiple flowers in one pass. I used layers of white copy paper to make a whole whack of daisies. Easy peasy!

Jan Castle said...

Great combo of colors for your 'Think Spring' card Sandy...loving the 'Tiny Things' dies!!!!

Alice said...

Love that Daisy Strip die; it saves so much repetitive work! I would like to know more about the "text weight metallic paper" you used for the flowers. Can you share a brand name or source of it? Thank you!

Debbie's Time Out said...

Wow Sandy So bright and cheery. Nice to see all the different flower made with one die. Love all the beautiful colors of flowers. All your greenery is perfect.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Alice, you can use any colored printer paper available at most office supply stores. Some of the metallic text weight I used was purchased at CutCardStock.com. Curious and Stardreams are the name brands.

Jodi said...

Beautiful card! Awesome idea to show different flowers using the same die!!! The are all just beautiful!

Lori said...

Sandy I love the orange flowers center, just beuatiful and really gives such a different look. Thank you for the inspiration.