Hello Everyone! I am sharing a wallet card with you all today but in particular this handmade flower which I have made using the Spellbinders Grand Peony Creations Die. More of that later, first I will show you the wallet.
I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Pocket Envelope to make my wallet - I just cut off the top and punched a half circle in the top to make it more "wallet" like!
After making up the envelope I used one of my favourite embossing folders to create the texture and inked it up with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. It looked a little too pink for my papers so I gave it a coating of gesso to tone it down a bit.
And so to the flower. For the large flower I used dies 4, 5 and 6 (one being the smallest) and cut two petals in each size.
I gathered them together with a brad, spritzed water on the top layer and started scrunching the petals up around the brad. I did this for each layer until it looked like this.
Normally I would leave the flower to dry at this point, but just lately I have been using a knitting needle to curl out the outer layers while the flower is still wet. You need to be careful as the paper is a bit sodden but what happens is you get all the wonderful creases in the the curl - and I am just loving this technique at the moment!
Once the flower was dry I added it to the front of my wallet with some scrim and string and a handstamped sentiment.
I also made a smaller flower in the same way for the top of the tag. You will see that I also embossed my tag with the same embossing folder after I had adhered the paper - it just gives a little more texture and interest to the papers.
And so here it is!
All ready for a friend's birthday next month.
Thank you for visiting!