Die cut flower - stretching my dies

Hello dear friends,

I am a relatively new to die cutting, so I don't have many dies. But I love to stretch my limited supplies and I wanted to do the same for this card. The challenge this fortnight at Cupcake Inspirations is 'white out' and if this was itself not very daunting, I tried to incorporate die cutting with this.

Let me take you through how I made this super simple card.

1. I carefully die cut the cardstock with the leaf die. Curled the upper tips of the now - no more leaves but petals, to give some dimension.


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2. I took a card base and adhered my die cut panel with a foam tape. Then at the center where the petals meet I put some glue. I put a very little quantity as I wanted the petals to not stick flat into the die cut shape. Then I placed my curled up petals.





3. Finished it off with a sentiment and a glitter bead for the center of the flower. I also used my glitter spectrum noir pen for some sheen on the petals. Too difficult to capture in the pictures though.


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Here are few better pictures of it.


Though am unable to capture the sheen of the spectrum noir,  but I hope you can imagine how it would be. 




Am very happy to be able to make this card and stretch what I have in my kitty. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.. But only if you are on a budget! :P

If you have not yet participated in the Cupcake Inspiration you still have a week. Hope you'll challenge yourself with this fortnight's theme 'White out'.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful card ishani..loved the way you used your stash..you rock

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    1. Thank you very much Mugdha..esp for taking out time to visit my blog. Am humbled.

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  2. not the funnest cards to make, but yours is truly awesome, very restraint, perfect for out CAS challenge. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

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  3. Very beautiful and now that I hear how you created it, very clever too.

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  4. How clever to use the leaf die in such an inventive way. Beautiful result! Thanks for joining in with the current challenge at AAA Cards.

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  5. Very clever design Ishani. Love it! best way to stretch the leaf dies. The white on white , the CAS design and the use of the dies is just perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Cards Challenge. Hugs - Bharati

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