Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dies R Us - Realisic flowers

I cannot think of anything more fun to do that make a flower out of paper and make it look real.  Either with coloring or, as I have done, with dies. Barbara Campbell here with a
card made with the Elizabeth Dies, called Aster.  I remember these in my parents garden every year. I must tell you that I liked this card well enough, but as I was sharing it with you today, I thought there is a better way.
                   Here is my card.

The flower looks a little stick like.  I had die cut lots of these flowers and leaves and here is what I did. After coloring all of the pieces, I brought them to my sponge pad, the one that I use to shape flowers and leaves.
Using my stylus, I scored the back of the flowers and the leaves, giving them a more realistic look.  You can see the difference here. 

                                                See how much better the leaves look here.
Now I have another set of Asters to make another card.  Consider making your flowers look more real, it is pretty simple and I am sure that you can do it.

Here are the supplies that I used.
Elizabeth Craft 1219 Garden Notes Aster
 Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - AsterCurrently out of stock, put it on your wish list.
Frantic Stamper Fancy Frames #1
No longer available, but you could use the smaller stitched frame 

Frantic Stamper Elements #16 Stitched Rectangle Frames
 Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #16 - Stitched Rectangle Frames

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  1. These flowers are beautiful! I love how you manipulated then to give them more depth and dimension, really works! Your card design is FAB! Love how everything is perfectly framed in. So pretty!

  2. Wow! These are magnificent. What great flowers you created. They remind me of Bachelor Buttons as well as Asters.

  3. I absolutely love this card, and I also love how you have been doing the frames on so many of your cards lately. Very stunning, I must remember. I really like that textured background and your flowers are so cool. Beautiful card!!!!

  4. Gorgeous card with many beautiful dies. The flowers are fantastic and you really brought them to life. Beautifully done!