Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Make your own flowers!

We are so, so lucky to have plenty of floral dies to choose from to make our flowers. There are so many options, coloured card, patterned papers, painted, inked, used with stamps or without but how about making them into something special of your own?

There are plenty of tutorials out there but one of the best selections I’ve seen is by Jennie Atkinson of ‘Live the Dream’ blog. If you look down the right sidebar of her blog you’ll find lots of different tutorials for all sorts of flower types.

Here’s a card made using Spellbinders Grand Nesties, Imperial Gold Ivy set and the new Sizzix Flora Grande Flora flower die with some leaves. I used Distress stains and a water mister to colour it. I know it’s nice to buy fancy flowers but we don’t always have the luxury of doing that so knowing how to put these dies to their full potential is very handy. Do please take a look at Jennie’s tutorials, they’re really useful.

For those of you who are not aware, it's been 'Die cuts' as the challenge this month over at our challenge site. Why not HOP over and take a look?! I've done a vintage version of this card which is quite different.

Thanks for taking time to stop by,

Chris xxx


  1. This is gorgeous!! Jennifer does have some fab tutorials and you have made a stunning flower...knew I needed that flower die!! Have been so strong resisting!! Hugs x

  2. Gorgeous card, Chris - wow! I agree Jennie's tutorials are amazing, and you've really made this flower look fantastic.
    Alison x

  3. Just catching up on blog posts while I was away. Thanks very much for your lovely comments everyone - much appreciated. And your flower is fabulous Chris - l love the subtle colours and it looks lovely on the card. Jennie x