Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Piecing Flower Die-cuts


Hi everyone.  Today I've made another card that is all about die-cuts. :)

This time I die-cut two hibiscus flowers, keeping one solid for the base, and cutting apart the petals on the second one.  I sponged and shaped the flower petals using the same techniques I showed in my video tutorial on adding dimension to leaves.

Then I added small pieces of pop dots on the underside of each cut petal, near the outside edge, and a small dab of glue at the inside of each petal and adhered it on top of the base flower.  That way the flower has even more dimension which will stay in place, even going through the mail.

The leaves are die-cut using my Silhouette Cameo, and I placed my card front with a die-cut circle aperture with some sprayed yellow frost in the background.

I used lots of snippets on my card, so I'm heading to the Snippets Playground ...

I'm also adding this to the CAS-ology Challenge (#147 - Wedding), as I think this would make a perfect wedding card. :)



And this is also a reminder of the HLS CAS Challenge - Die-cuts / Punches.









Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Hibiscus die (Memory Box), Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), die-cut leaves cut with my Silhouette Cameo, blender pen, sponges, stylus and mat, white gel pen, Yellow Frost spray made with yellow liquid watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick) and Frost white paint (Tsukineko)

Challenges:
Snippets Playground - Week 177
CAS-ology #147 - wedding
HLS CAS Challenge - Die-cuts

31 comments:

Carol said...

This is beautiful Loll, so pretty. Carol x

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Loll (as are all of yours) - just rec'd the hibiscus stamps from HA - will have to try your technique with them! thanks.

Lee-Anne said...

Such a stunning card for a wedding, Loll! That hibiscus is beautifully done! LOVE!

Aileen (mum) said...

This is such a beautiful wedding card, very unique. Love it

Bonnie said...

This hibiscus looks real, Loll! Gorgeous dimension and color!

MaryH said...

Saved you until last, so I had time to enjoy what I knew would be waiting! This is such a gorgeous look. Love the dimension you've created with this die & it looks splendid against that frosty sparkle of the circle aperture. I simply love the colors and your wonderful design. You have such superb style with your designs. Was the sparkle created from one of your new 'homemade' sprays? It really does have such golden shimmer. TFS & BIg hugs.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

Bobby said...

The hibiscus is gorgeous, Loll, and those leaves are something special.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Die Cut flower, leaves and sparkly circle window Loll. TFS my friend.

Joyce said...

Such a lovely card. Great way to do the flower petals and leaves--thanks for all those great tips. Thank you so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Loll! Hope you're well?
Your cards always look so perfect and neat and this one is a perfection itself! Love it! Xx

Julie B said...

What another fab card Loll, love the die cut hibiscus and the sparkly glow from the middle of the aperture. :)

Di said...

Wow Loll, this is just breathtakingly beautiful! I adore it and the way your flower just pops is stunning!

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Beautiful xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Loll!! Love the window of shimmer, how stunning and your flower looks so soft and summery! hugs :)

Sue said...

Stunning card, Loll! I love the sparkle and your beautiful flower, the sponging is always so well done.

Lindsey said...

Fabulous card. Love the shimmering yellow & the hibiscus is stunning x

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous card Loll, love that hibiscus, great card design.
Val x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another sigh-inducing delight, Lolly! The girls over at the Playground are going to swoon!! Hugs, Dolly

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just utterly stunning! Hazel xx

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous, I love the hibiscus and how you have coloured and mounted it. Gail xx

Ela G said...

Wow, that's brilliant! I love how all the white space and soft yellow makes the flower pop!
Hugs
Ela

Julia Aston said...

A stunning card with the pop of red on the petals Loll - what a clever idea cutting the petals and layering for dimension! This is beautiful! Julia xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Loll very pretty flower

Anne

Cathy said...

Another die cut beauty Loll, love it, Cathy x

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Loll ... seems that gorgeous yellow shimmer is lighting up that wonderful dimensional bloom ... fabulous! Anita :)

OH Babs said...

Beautiful and delicate card, the flower is intricate.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous wedding card, Loll! Your hibiscus flower is so pretty, and I love the die cut leaves! Crisp, clean and perfect in every way!

Brenda said...

I don't know how I missed this amazing card Loll, but somehow I did! I love, love, love how much dimension you gave this beautiful flower. It is just stunning on the card! If I hadn't been nosing around the playground I would have missed seeing this stunning card. Hugs, Brenda

Kathy said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love the design, the color and the Hibiscus and the Leaf die that you used are great.

cm said...

Stunning...just absolutely top-notch stunning!
Hugs~c