I am excited to show you my newest layout for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I love to make flowers and the fabulous dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs make it easy and fun.
Step 1: Gather supplies – 2 sheets of 12×12 paper; smaller pieces or additional 12×12 sheets for accents, die cutting, fussy cut images, and flower making; burlap; adhesive.
Step 2: Cut second sheet of paper to 11.5×11.5 and cut a photo mat.
Step 3: Fussy cut desired images.
Step 4: From coordinating papers – Die cut one Love, Life Tag with heart and one with tree; Free as a Bird bird cage and bird; Bunch of Flowers 3– each one twice; Big Flower Set 1 twice; leaves from Color My Flowers three times; Amazing from Words 2- Thinking of You die set. Ink the edges of all pieces
Step 5: Using two different size heart dies from the True Love set and a medium size circle die from the Stitched Circles set, cut two hearts and a circle from red burlap.
Step 6: Layer, assemble and shape all of the flowers.
Step 7: Adhere the two background papers. Arrange and adhere everything but the photo and flowers.
Step 8: Mat photo and adhere using 3D dots or foam dots for dimension. (Note that the left side of the photo is tucked under on of the fussy-cut flat flowers. Add the dimensional flowers.
To Make The Rose-like Flowers
- – Cut the pieces with the Bunch of Flowers die set.
2. – Using the ball end of stylus tool, press to cup all three layers of flowers.
3. – All three should look like the photo above.
4. – Using the smallest flower die cut – glue two petals together that are across from each other to create the tight center. (It looks like the beginning of a rose bud.)
5. – Glue the other sides together to form a cone-like shape.
6. – Glue the next petal fully onto the cone by applying glue at the base of the petal and pushing it onto the cone. Continue with the other two petals.
7. – Glue the bud onto the middle size die cut flower and push up around the bud till it looks like the flower above.
8. – Glue the two layers onto the final and largest die cut pushing up around the bud as shown above.
Here are some close-ups of the project:
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Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Tim Holtz Ground Espresso Distress Ink
Blue Fern Studios paper
12 x 12 patterned papers of your choice