Apr 14, 2018

Cross Flower Die Cut Card by Melinda

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Melinda here with you today and I am super excited to share my second project with you!  Here is what I came up with.

My card is an A2 size card. I started with a white cardstock base. I then cut a piece of black cardstock for the mat. I embossed the mat.

The focal point of my card are these adorable flowers that I created. I used the Cheapo Cross Die to make them. Here's how:

I started by cutting the shape out of some white cardstock. Here you can see how I initially cut the die apart. I cut it out several times for all the layers I would need.

Next, I used the three similar shaped points and adhered them to a little circle. I used 5 of them to create one layer.

I then used 5 more and glued them to the same circle. I staggered them between the "petals" of the first layer.

 
I repeated this process for a third layer. I then gently curled the layers to give them a little shape. I then used some of the pink cat's eye pigment ink to brush some pink onto the petals to give them a soft color tint. For my finished flowers I did end up trimming off the little points at the tips of the petals, but here you can see how the "flower" would look with them on.

I also added a pearl and some stickles to finish the centers of the flowers. I used the long piece of the die cut for the leaves. I inked them with some of the    cat's eye pigment ink pad. I then mounted the flowers on a mat using my rectangle scalloped stitch die. I cut it out of white and then cut a corresponding mat in yellow cardstock.

Here's a closer look at the little sentiment I created. I added a pearl accent for a little extra pizazz.

Here's a view of the embossed mat. It is very subtle but very nice. I also used some patterned paper from the Bo Bunny    pad. I added a border of green cardstock to break it up and wrapped that with some ribbon.

Here's a closer look at the pretty pink plaid bow to finish off my card. 

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5 comments:

  1. So beautiful! And a very creative use of the cross die, I would not have thought to do that. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Love your papers and designs, pretty altered die cuts!

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  3. How clever to re-purpose that cross die, GENIUS! And your bow is stunning!

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