Today I have another project to share as the newest Design Team Member on Eileen Hull's Sizzix DT.
For the May Design Team projects - our instructions are to "Create a project tutorial using the new Paper Flower Party Dies or Re-released dies (suitcase, square box, tea cup, bag caddy, 3-D Vase or Candy Drawer"
This time I was able to use three of Eileen's new Sizzix products - Thinlets Die Flower, Rolled, Bigz Die Leaves of Spring and her Honeycomb embossing folder!
Here are a few photos of how I put the flowers together. I die cut the flowers out of Funky Town DP from PTI and rolled them according to the instructions. I die cut the stamens and calax of the flower from Summer Sunrise cardstock.
I decided I wanted to have wire stems on my flowers - so I took a piece of Floral Wire 18 gauge that was already wrapped with floral tape, pushed it through the bottom of the flower and glued it to the stamen. I glued small white Prima Art Stones to the center of each flower.
Here they are all done, just waiting for their leaves.
I die cut one of the leaves from Eileen's Leaves,Spring Bigz die and then embossed them using Eileen's new Honeycomb Embossing Folder. This just gave them a little added texture. I debated as to whether I wanted to sponge all the edges of flowers and leaves with a Distress Ink - but decided to leave them clean and bright!
The wire on the blooms allows me to make each stem longer or shorter and I can bend them forward or back or to the side depending on how I want them to look.
I'm really happy with how my pretty spring/summer flowers look in these bright colors sitting in this sweet little bottle vase. The vase measures 6" w x 4" h
Please check out Eileen's blog to see what other DT members have posted there for your inspiration!
I'm linking my project to the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Celebrate your style.
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Butterflies and Blooms
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, white, DP Text Style Funky Town - PTI
Accessories: Eileen Hull Dies - Sizzix Thinlets die Flower/Rolled, Sizzix Bigz Die Leaves, Spring, Eileen Hull Sizzix Honeycomb Embossing Folder. Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, hot glue gun, Floral Wire 18 Gauge, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, White Small Artstones - Prima/Finnabair, Vase - Michaels, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.