Thursday, June 11, 2015

Making Roses out of the Messy Bits

Recently I bought a beautiful set of Spellbinders dies called Tudor Rose and used a couple of the dies on a card, gift bag and set of cards for a friend's upcoming birthday.

I have lots of what you could charitably call experimental pieces but in reality they are messed up inked or painted backgrounds that didn't work out and could never use in solid pieces!


Anyway over the years I've found that these kind of yucky panels can look okay if used in smaller amounts rather than in big solid pieces. Because of this I never dump my inking disasters as they'll always get used up in some way.

For the flowers I used the die cut inlay technique which I always enjoy. This is the card I made for my friend

Die - Tudor Rose (Spellbinders)
Stamps (Hero Arts) - It's Your Day & Be Happy


and this is the matching gift bag.

Dies - Tudor Rose (Spellbinders) & Goodie Bag (Lawn Fawn)
Embossing Folder - Textile Texture (Cuttlebug)


Since I was enjoying making the flowers and clearing out some of my messy pieces, I continued making flowers and put together a little set of cards to include with my friend's birthday pressie.


Die - Tudor Rose (Spellbinders)
Stamp - Making the World a Better Place (Hero Arts)


Die - Tudor Rose (Spellbinders)
Stamp - It's Your Day (Hero Arts)


Die - Tudor Rose (Spellbinders)
Stamp - Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Embossing Folder - Butterfly Corner (Darice)


Die - Tudor Rose (Spellbinders)
Stamp - Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Embossing Folder - Butterfly Corner (Darice)


It's hard to see in the photos above, but each flower is layered in the centre and I've applied Wink of Stella (love that stuff!) on the flowers for some lovely shimmer.



I'm submitting these cards and gift bag into Simon Says Stamp Friends or Superhero Challenge.




5 comments:

Lin said...

This looks like you pieced a little quilt with each flower, Heather! Love your designs and colors!!

Lin said...

And I'm back in my official capacity to say how glad we are that you shared these with us in this week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog! Your friend will love this gift!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous set of cards and gift bag, Heather! Just love how you make use of your inky disasters! I try to do the same but just not as successfully as you!! Thanks again for the rose die cuts you sent me - your inspiration will get me using them soon!

Dawn Turley said...

what an awesome die set Heather and you have made some totally stunning cards.

Jo Nevill said...

Such a gorgeous die, I love what you have done with it and all your different projects which look stunning.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

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