I received quite a few requests to show you how I made the flower HERE. You were also curious about which Spellbinder die I used. The die is called Floral Accents and can be seen HERE; it is one of the new dies being shown this week at CHA and at last report they will be available some time in March. So as promised, today I’m back with a very quick tutorial to show you how I made the Spellbinder Filigree Flower. The most perceptive of you will notice that I used the exact same materials as I used for the last card. I intended to publish this the other night and hit a roadblock after I got the flower done. I put it down and in a matter of an hour or so, created the I Am The Way card. When I sat back down with this a day later everything clicked.
Below is the flower again – a little closer.
To start, grab your Spellbinders and pick one of the floral accents. If you look on the website here, I chose the green element and cut eleven of them, as shown below.
Place a glue dot on the end of the accent that you want to be at the center pivot point of the flower.
Below you see that I have placed all of my glue dots.
Taking each die cut, one by one, stack them on top of each other, as I have started to do below.
Create enough space between each die cut (petal) to keep the flower visually interesting and follow that spacing for each consistently.
My glue glue dots were flexible enough that I could continue to move the shapes for a while. Once I had them where I wanted, I flipped the entire medallion and placed additional glue dots to keep things from shifting.
Pictured above is the finished medallion. I adjusted each petal so that the little flower at the midpoint was on top of each preceding petal. On each of those little flowers, I placed a gold pearl. At this point you can embellish as you please. As you can see in my sample, I selected another floral accent and created a gold layer for additional embellishment.
I’m sure you’re gonna make some of these beauties yourself!! Now for some other news, if you remember a week or so ago, Stacey Caron with Spellbinders invited you back to the Spellbinders blog on Sunday, January 25th for a little surprise? Ya need to go here and have a look see – I’m just sayin’!