A New Flower of the Month


Yay….I finally finished it!  I know I’m a bit behind but as I mentioned in my previous post, I had a small hiccup in my tendonitis which made crafting impossible for a couple weeks.  I’m up and running again so let the fun begin!

This is the latest flower I created for you.  I used my Spellbinders Dahlia dies and some black card stock.  Watch the video below of all the step by steps to complete this gorgeous floral wonder!

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Photo Tutorial

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Cut out two leaves.  I used my Silhouette Cameo and a leaf from my library.

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Mold the edges of the leaves using the 6mm end of the shaping tool from the McGill Paper Molding kit.  Use the 2mm end to add some veins.

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Add ink to the front and back.  I chose to use two ink colors:  Stampin’ Up! Old Olive and Versa Magic Hint of Pesto.

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This is how the finished leaf should look.  You will need two completed like this.

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Use a die cutting machine to cut the petal shapes.  I used a smooth black card stock for my petals.

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You will need 4 sizes and a total of 3 shapes cut of those sizes.  I used the Spellbinders Dahlia die set for this Black Dahlia.

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To create the rich black undertone for this deep burgundy Dahlia you need to lightly ink some white pigment ink onto the front and back of each petal.

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Follow up with a couple coats of a deep rich burgundy or dark cherry ink.  I am using my Stampin’ Up! Raspberry Ripple.

 

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This is the final effect you want to achieve.

Refer to the video for how I molded and assembled the flower.  I you prefer not to watch my entire video please refer to the description box under the video for the time codes where the shaping begins.

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I also made my own glitter color and I share that toward the end of this video.

Well I hope you like this flower.  I will be upload another creation for the March Flower of the Month very shortly if all goes well 🙂

Thanks for stopping in!

 

 

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