Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Flower Daisy #2 Die Tutorial

Ok then. I've done the photos and as I've a never ending 'to-do-list' before Sunday's event, I thought I'd get this on the blog for you to start creating asap. Plus I'm the worlds worst for being sidetracked so as promised, here it is. Firstly you will need to die cut 2 of the large, 2 medium and 3 small daisies. If you don't know what the die looks like, all three sizes are on the one die. I actually cut my pieces of c/s for each flower which were 10x10cm for the large one, 7x7cm for the medium and 5x5cm for the small. I found it much easier that way especially as I had loads to cut. Also I cut 2-3 at a time of the same flower and that's the beauty of the Big Shot, it easily cuts through layers. Glue each of the flower sizes together as shown. I used a little tombow around the edge of the centres. Turn the largest flower over,punch a 1" circle and stick on the back. Then punch a 1/2" circle and stick to the top of the smallest daisy. Glue all 3 daisies together and then stick 3 dimensionals on top of each other in the centre, leaving the top bit of the dimensional on for now. Turn the daisy over and with a mat pack underneath, pierce a hole all the way through with a pokey tool - including through the dimensionals. I then used a skewer as my stem and just nicked off the very top so it wasn't too pointy and skewered my daisy. You will feel the top of the skewer on the other side but that's ok, it won't show at all when this is completed. At this stage I would shape the petals. The next bit is for the centre of your daisy. Punch a 3/4" circle and using the mat pack and the end of your pokey tool, press hard and in a circle to shape your paper into a dome. You could always use an embossing tool if you had one or even the end of a pen. The more you press around the outside edge of the cirlce the more domed it will become. Pop this onto your dimensional. Add a fairly generous amount of Crystal Effects.... ...and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds. Be careful when shaking the DD off, the Crystal Effects will still be runny. If you've not used it before it will take about 20 mins to go off but leave for a good few hours before it's completely dry.

And that's your flower done.

For the stem and fronds I cut 4 very thin strips of c/s - approximately the length of A4. Three of them I attached to some cellotape. The picture isn't very clear on this but hopefully you get the gist.

Wrap them around the skewer and just above the cellotape add a glue dot. Attach your 4th strip of c/s to the glue dot and wrap arond the skewer. Continue to wrap to the bottom and secure with another glue dot. Voila! All done! It might be better to do your fronds first and that way you won't have to wait for the crystal effects to dry. The daisy heads can easily be removed so you could change them when you want, transport them without breaking, and they will always look 'fresh as a daisy!!!'

Enjoy making and please link back here to say where you saw the tutorial.

Have fun!

Jo

22 comments:

Helen said...

Spectacular! Wish I'd ordered that die now...

Girlie Pink said...

This is fantastic. I'm desperate to have a go now

Donna Keene said...

Wow, these are beautiful! I want that die now! D x

Trina said...

Wow! I love these! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial!

Val said...

Thanks for sharing tutorial Jo, all the best for Sunday I am going to try and pop along x

Lorraine said...

OMG they look so real thanks for sharing I will need to make some of these before my workshop next week.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely Jo so beautiful.

Linda

Stampingcaz said...

beautiful x

Saxo Stamper said...

Jobe, these are absoluately stunning. I LOVE them ! ! !
Amazing !

k xx

Anonymous said...

Oooooh - I have that die, will definitely have a go at making those! Thank you for showing how!
VivP

Alison xx said...

Thank you so much for sharing. These flowers are beautiful.

Jane said...

Thanks Jo, I'm gonna give it a go this afternoon.....in the sunshine XX

Dawn said...

The daisies are gorgeous, and your tutorial really easy to follow, thanks x

Julie said...

Wish I had ordered that die now instead of the other one!!

Sandra Roberts (Sarnie) said...

These are gorgeous. I'm so glad I bought the die.

Présentation said...

Whaouuuu, c'est magnifique et je te remercie pour ce tuto.

Maja said...

They're gorgeous!

Dina Lanzendorf said...

Thanks Jo! These are gorgeous! I'll be making these for my new catalog open house in August!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! Have just take my die out of its packet after having it for ages so am now inspired to use it! Thank you. :)

Sara Dwyer said...

This is fabulous thinking of using it for wedding invites/ table dec and place cards.

However I am having problems finding where to buy this die can anyone help with where i can purcahse it?

Shannon White said...

Wow these are So Beautiful! 8-)

kunda said...

WOW!!!
They are super Cute...loved ur tutorial:)