Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sweet Williams Flower Strip {2 Ways}

Hi everyone, it's me Gabrielle here with you today with some cards I made as guest designer this month for Cheery Lynn Designs.  I thought I would play a little bit with the Sweet Williams Flower strip.  It's so easy to use For the card above I used a misting technique, moistening the flower petals and giving them a little crinkle. 
For these blooms I used the smallest petal cuts for the center and 2 of the largest (for the large blooms) and I used the 2 of the medium petal cuts forthe medium blooms.  I used some Honey distress ink in the centers of the blooms so that the color would fade out (note: I did the tinting step before I did the water/wrinkling technique).  Here is a close-up view of the blooms..... 
Cheery Lynn Dies used for this project:

I don't know about you but personally I like to get all I can out of a die, so I thought I would try using the Sweet Williams petals the way I would prep a rose bloom.  I thought the results were very close to a rose bloom.
I basically used the curling techniqued I showed you all on the video I posted last Tuesday.  Just gently curling back the petals to create a softer rounder bloom.  I used 2 of the smallest petal cuts for the 'bud' center of the flower.  Then I used 1 of the next size up and 2 of the next size up after that (this makes up the smaller roses on this card).  To make the large rose just add two of the largest petal cuts. 
Here is another close up view of the blooms.  I just left the paper as is, no extra tinting on this one.  I find the flower centers curled tightly together create their own depth of color.

I finished the card using more of the beautiful Fanciful Flourish cuts and little pieces of the Ivy Corner Flourish, as well as the intricate and beautiful Celtic Heart.

Cheery Lynn Products used for this project:

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and hope that I've inspired you to play with your dies a little and see what different ways you can put them to use!

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Gabrielle ...love the 2nd one and yes they do look like roses :)

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  2. Stunning cards, gorgeous colours, gorgeous flowers, gorgeous compilation. Stunning !! Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  4. This is amazing , the roses look divine !!!

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  5. Wow! Such beautiful flowers! Your cards are stunning! Thank you for the wonderful tips!

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  6. Great card
    Love how it's so original
    Great use of dies I'll have to
    add a couple to my wish list.
    I'm glad they have you guest designing.
    What a treat!

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  7. I purchased the Sweet William die last weekend. Now all I need is a bunch of time to do some practicing so that I can make one as beautiful as yours! Thank you for sharing.

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