Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SU Bigz Flower Folds Die

Wow, having so much fun with this new die form SU!! So I have a couple of cards to show you that I made with it. First, this is an exploding type flower card. I just cut one of each size of the flowers from the XL Sizzix die and layered them onto each other. Here I used SU's Parisian Breeze DP. I stamped a sentiment from the Riveting set in Chocolate chip, punched it out and layered it onto a larger punched circle of Chocolate Chip CS. Adhered it to the center of the flower. Next, laid a wide ribbon on top of my card base. Then folded each petal, one on top of the other. The outermost flower should have the last petal align with the direction of the ribbon so it holds everything closed when its tied up. Hold the flower closed with your finger and knot your ribbon around the folded up petals. Next card is this Tent Topper card that I made after seeing today's SCS Weekly Inkling #175 (seriously, there are one-hundred and seventy-five newsletters already!!). My "topper" is another series of graduated, layered die cut flowers made with the Bigz XL Flower Folds die using SU Thorougly Modern DP. This flower does not use the largest flower on the die like the first card I made, and this flower is intended to stay open. The center is a beautifully crocheted flower handmade by my friend Anne Harmon (aka Inking in Red), and the brad in the center is from a KC&Company from their K Sera Sera collection. The bottom panel is texturized with the Herringbone Cuttlebug folder on Chocolate Chip. I made a bow with the Bow Easy (which, really, isn't all that easy folks, but it makes awesome bows!!) using "Celebrate It" 5/8" Basic-Basic ribbon from Mike's. TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


JulieA said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!! You do realize that I am trying to resist that die, don't you? I think this is a plan to enable me to buy it...yup! That's surely what it is! What gorgeous cards you've made! I love them both.

Joan Ervin said...

WOWZER, girl.....what FABULOUS cards!!!! How cool that you can fold up the flower and tie with the ribbon...totally AWESOME!!!!!! I think I need that die!!!!!!

zainy3018 said...

This is the first I've seen this die, I didn't look at them closely because I don't have a big shot. However after seeing this card one is definitely on my list. I just love it! Beautiful blog by the way.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Anne! These are so beautiful that you've got me believing I have to have this die. Wow! Wow! Wow! I love your creativity with these.

Nicole said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love this!

Julia Aston said...

My gosh - what seriously beautiful flowers Anne! I love how you folded one up and tied it shut!! don't tell me there are more dies I NEED!!!

Steph Zerbe said...

OMGosh, these are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! I need to get this die after all!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Two great cards - very impressive! The Bow Easy takes some practice, but once you have used it for a while it will become old hat! Your bow is beautiful!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

whow this is just stunning. I just so love that textured paper and honestly, it really worked well for your design
I love it!
Thank you so much for sharing

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