Monday, July 17, 2017

Cinch Flowers - Spellblogging for Spellbinders

Hello there!
Thank you for joining me for another Spellblogging post for Spellbinders
I find it soooo hard to resist flower dies, and when I saw the Cinch Flower set in  the Spellbinders store it just had to join my collection.  You get four sizes of the flower and a set of pretty, decorative leaves too

The die set is called 
Cinch and Go Flowers Two and is from the Venise Lace collection by Becca Feeken (Shapeabilities Etched Dies)
I've had a ball playing with these dies over the last few days, and will show you the flowers I've made later in this post. 
 First though, here's the card I actually managed to finish!
This one is made in Foamiran, coloured with a pink artists pastel.  You use a little bit of heat to make the foam curl - you can touch the petals onto a craft iron or use your heat gun very carefully!

Cinch and Go Flowers Two and is from the Venise Lace collection by Becca Feeken (Shapeabilities Etched Dies)
Petals and leaves are cut in white Foamiran then coloured with artists pastels.  I used each size of petal twice for this flower
'Untamed Tags' Rebel Rose collection by Stacey Caron 
(Shapeabilities  Etched Dies) coloured with
artists pastels

Stamped sentiment 

from Tiny Sentiments (Happy Grams #3) by Tammy Tutterow 

Other items:
White card blank
White and deep pink card
 White cotton lace, Wine coloured velvet ric-rac braid, pearls and punched circles shaped with ball tool

 Okay.  So that was one of the flowers I made with the Cinch Flowers 2 die, and there are four more, all made with the same die set

Don't they all look different?  It just shows how creative you can be even when all the flower shapes start of the same.
Here's a quick run through on how they were made

1. If you just cut the various sizes of petal from some card, colour them in with ink, then stack them up and use some pretty bling in the middle you'll get something like this

2. Here the largest two sizes of petals are cut in white card to make a rose

  3. I used the 3 smaller sizes and white card for this one.  each petal is curled around a bamboo skewer to get the shapes, then all the sizes glued 'inside' each other together to get something like a dahlia

4. The last one uses the four sizes of petal cut in thin white card then coloured with pink pastel.  I then damped each one and rolled up tightly, letting them dry before carefully opening them up, gluing together and adding some stamens. I think this one could do with another of the large sized petals to give it more fullness.

Well, that's all for today, so thanks for visiting, if you click on This Link  you'll find yourself at the Spellbinders store and explore the huge array of dies, stamps, machines and so much more!

Happy Crafting



Jennifer Kray said...

Beautiful flowers, Kathy. Stunning card too. Think it's about time I check out some spellbinders dies x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Kathy

gr karin

Jan Ltc said...

What a gorgeous card. xx Jan

Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning card Kathy. Your flowers are so beautiful, I really don't have the patience to make them. Cathy x

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Wow these flowers are amazing! Beautiful card Kathy x

Laine said...

Fabulous florals and a sweet and delicate card.

Jeanie Ellis said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

Kate M said...

The card is absolutely stunning and the flowers are beautiful- great project!

Shabneez said...

Stunning flowers as ever Kathy but have my eye on those sentiment stamps! Shabneez x

Brawny said...

What a beautiful card. Love the flowers x

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Kathy. Lovely lace and sentiment frame. Your flowers are all fabulous xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Great flowers and lovely die cuts

Karen Gist said...

This card is so pretty Kathy! In case you missed me on FB could make and sell these gorgeous flowers my lovely xxx

Rose Andrew said...

What a gorgeous card ..beautiful flowers .!
Hugs Rose xxxx

Tracy Welham said...

Really stunning flowers Kathy, and a gorgeous card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Katie Lamb said...

This is stunning and love the flowers