Friday, September 1, 2017


First of September, WOW time sure does fly by doesn't it?
The first day of a month also means the start of a new challenge at
Dies R Us challenge blog.
and this time our theme is hand crafted flowers using dies.

I have to admit, I have an entire notebook (or 2) of flower dies
and had a hard time choosing, but in the end I went with
these Sue Wilson Finishing Touch String Flowers .
Because these flowers are so delicate, I recommend using a piece of wax paper
between the die and paper, 
making it much easier to release from the die. 

Each of these flowers have 3 layers that I first adhered to the leaf base.
I used Cheery Lynn Designs Tropical Leaves for these flowers.
For the base of the flowers to sit on, I die cut a 
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles, using the largest size.

Now, I picked the string leaves up one by one starting with the top flower,
the pictures looks as though I left the flowers flat, but they aren't,
each and every petal on each layer was picked up with a die tool.
Black pearls were added to each center.
(I recommend you do this before 'picking' up each petal so as not to 
're-flatten' them (ask me how I know!

I finished by die cutting  Tutti Designs Word Set Hello
three times and stacking one on another for a bit more height.

For great inspiration head on over to the 
Dies R Us Challenge blog and see all the amazing 
creations the Design Team has to inspire you!


Shona Erlenborn said...

Such great dimension on those bright and cheery flowers! Love it Diane!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Diane this is so pretty! I have always been a fan of the B&W combo ... and then you added in some beautiful flowers with a gorgeous pop of color! Love this card! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Darlene said...

WOW! These fall colored flowers are GORGEOUS and so striking against the black background! Love how you used the tropical leaves ... you're so smart!! Awesome design! Happy holiday weekend! Have fun at your north house!

Maria said...

Oh, what awesome flower dies, so pretty and interesting!! Love those flowers with the leaves against the dark background! Wonderful it!!

Kathy Krug said...

The flowers are gorgeous in the dp and pop of that dark background. Wonderful design.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE this, Diane! Soooooo pretty with these warm colors popping on the dark background. The leaves behind the flowers are fantastic! These are some of my favorite flowers.

Sherri said...

This is gorgeous! Love your flowers, especially with the paper you used! And layering your hello really made it pop! Awesome!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the colors and how they just pop against the black!! Stunning, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Judy Woodland said...

LOVE this - I need those dies. Spectacular what you hanve done with them. Great design too...well done!! Now I'm going shopping!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Stunning card! Love those flowers, especially cut with that pretty Designer Paper. They remind me of quilled flowers.....sooooo pretty!

laurie said...

Beautiful flowers..they just pop on the black! So pretty Diane. Have a great day!