Hello, Pretty Pink Posh fans! This is Yana and today I am stretching my dies and using them to make flowers for an elegant Sending Hugs card.
Dies are such versatile tools and you can do so much using them. In one of my previous blog posts I shared a card where I used one of Pretty Pink Posh dies to die cut canvas, today I’m going to die cut felt and manipulate the die shapes slightly to create florals.
Before we get start I’d like to point out that you can use your thin dies to die cut felt, but not all brands felt will cut equally nicely. I suggest staying away from the cheapest felt and going with something a bit more expensive if you’d like to get a nice clean cut with your dies. I have a few different brands of felt and some die cut okay, some die cut beautifully, others don’t cut at all. My favorites so far are Simon Says Stamp and WPlus9.
The scalloped border die gives you a nice border which you’ll need to trim with your scissors. I like to trim mine pretty close to the scallops, this way when I roll my flowers they end up being not too dimensional (not too tall). You can also use border die from the Stitched Borders 2 set, Stitched Borders 3 and Stitched Borders 4. If you have all of these sets you can even mix and match your die cuts and have flowers with different size petals. To create the flower simply roll the scalloped strip and secure the end with glue. I used Glossy Accents, however a hot glue gun would probably be a better option.
You can also create flowers out of circles. Here I’ve die cut a few using the inner die from the Stitched Duo 2 set and used white thread to pinch the middle of the circle to create tiny blooms. If you’d like to have bigger flowers, use a circle die from the Stitched Essentials 1 set or even from the Stitched Banners Duo 2.
No flowers look complete without a few leaves, so I used a branch from the Holiday Pals die set to die a few leaves for my floral clusters.
To put this card together I also created a mini see-through shaker by using a die from the Stitched Essentials 1 set along with tiny silver confetti stars and smallest clear sequins from my Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix. I die cut one more tag out of dark gray cardstock by using a die from the Mini Tag die set. The sentiment, Sending Hugs, was heat embossed in white embossing powder onto vellum and the vellum strip was wrapped around the card.
I also added one tiny banner die cut out of felt to continue the overall felt theme and embellished my card with a number of clear sequins.
- Assortment of Felt: Simon Says Stamp
- Versmark: Amazon // Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Heat Tool: Amazon // Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Wow Bright White Embossing Powder: Amazon // Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
Have fun cardmaking!