Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spring Flowers

I am super excited to show you the fun creation I made using my new Big Shot dies yesterday! Even better is that the Stamp Something Blog Challenge this week is to create something 3-D. That means I can play along this week and not wait til the last minute! I may not being seeing signs of spring outside...but at least it looks like spring indoors! The new Daisies #2 Bigz die cuts out 3 sizes of flowers. So I cut 2 sets out of each color card stock: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink & Almost Amethyst - the same colors that are in the Tea Party papers. I also cut the largest flower out of chipboard for the first layer and base of my flower. That's the great thing about the Bigz Dies...you can cut through all sorts of materials other than just paper and card stock.Then I curled the petals on each layer and attached it to the previous layer. I used Latte Buttons for the center of each flower. The stems are lolly pop sticks painted with Certainly Celery re-inker. The leaves of my flowers were cut from Certainly Celery card stock using the new Little Leaves Sizzlet.

I decorated the plain white ceramic vase in a snap using some of the beautiful 5/8" Saffron grosgrain ribbon available for free during SAB as part of the ribbon bundle. I also used the new Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die to cut out the butterfly that adorns the vase. The patterned paper I used was from the Tea Party pack. It's perfect for spring projects! That die is the coolest! It cuts out 4 different sized butterflies - perfect for layering. Two of the butterflies are cut on the folded edge of the card stock so when you open them they are 3-D.

I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more daisies and butterflies created with these dies on my blog in the future...they are a lot of fun and I already have so many ideas for projects I want to create using them. (one is already in the works) Too many ideas...not enough time! I need a clone to take care of the not-so-fun daily tasks...then I'll have more time to play with my Big Shot!

Edited to answer a few questions I've received: I used several different adhesives for this project. To attach each layer of the flowers together I used the Towbow Multipurpose Adhesive. (the flowers even smell good after using this!) To attach the buttons to the center I used glue dots. To attach the whole flower to the lolly pop sticks I used my hot glue gun. I found the lolly pop sticks in the baking section at the craft store. Thanks for all the nice comments about this project. :-)

27 comments:

Linda Barutha said...

These are great! TFS! Now I have to go order the Daisies Die!!!

mariemc said...

These are so pretty - they almost look real!! Great job and thanks for showing them to us!

Terry Molineux said...

OMGosh Lynn this are gorgeous you did a great job...how about a tutorial for those who are challenged!!!

Jose said...

Wonderful... these have the 'WOW' factor
Jose x

Rachel said...

Beautiful! When I first saw it, I thought the flowers were "store bought." Again, I'm awed by your talent.

Renée said...

oh my, Lynn, these flowers are GORGEOUS! I may have to look into getting those dies ...

2stampis2b said...

Ohmyword! These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

"O" WOW!!.. This is just wonderful...Theses are beautiful...You make me want to get them...
your blogger buddy

Kerin said...

These are GORGEOUS! I'm so glad I waited to finalize my order, because you just pushed me over the edge to order this die! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

You are the best! These are so beautiful!

CV

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Lynn!! What a fantastic job with this challenge!! Those flowers are just gorgeous!! TFS! ;)

stampinsue said...

OMG! These are wonderful, Lynn! I'm ready for spring, too. I have the Daisies die and will be ordering Butterflies today - however, here is where I am at a loss for 3-d - where do you get the lollipop sticks and, most important, what did you use as adhesive for your layering - Mini Glue Dots? and how did you attach the stick? TIA and for sharing.
Sue

Lisa Foster said...

OH LYNN, LYNN, LYNN!!! These are absolutely STUNNING!!! You are just amazing!!!

Wendy J. said...

These are georgous and look so real! Great job!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

My goodness, what will you think of next! These are FABULOUS! I love them, perfect for Spring and for this challenge. So pretty! Thanks for playing Lynn! :)

Kel said...

Lynn,
WOW!!! These are beautiful, you have amazing talent. Thanks for sharing with us.

Susan Shields said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing how you made them. Won't these be fun for spring and Easter decorating?
Thank you again!

Suzanne said...

Wow, these are great.............I've got that Die and I never think to use it! Brilliant Idea!

Suze x

lisa808 said...

This is gorgeous.

~ melody zahara ~ said...

girl ~ you got it goin on! WOWZA ~ what a beautiful creation!

Robin Merriman said...

holy maloley! These are stunning! Unbelievable, Lynn, they look almost real. Fabulous!

Deb M. said...

WOW!! Stunning flowers!! Love this project.

TFS...

Liam said...

wow what a creation. I definitely love this sample. Thanks for sharing.

liam

Shari Nelson said...

Love the flowers, great job!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Stroke of genius!! Thank you so much for posting this idea... I have to make one for my desk at work.

Faith said...

You made my day-month-year!!! Thank You so much for Sharing this!!! I'm in HEAVEN!!!!

Faith

Barb said...

Lynn,

ENABLER!!! (LOL)

I wanted to share with you that I had held off buying this die for the longest time (why???), but a few months ago when I was once again *stalking* your blog, I happened upon this post, again. I was just ready to place my next order, so I added this die right on it!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your idea here, and I want to send a HUGE *thank you* your way! I have recreated this project a number of times, in all sorts of colors, and have seen lots of smiles from every recipient. YAHOO!! You're such a PEACH! Oh, and thank you for all the adhesive tips too. : )

Honestly, I do thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to share ALL of your wonderful ideas. : )

Stampin' Hugs,
Barb