Friday, July 1, 2011

July Magnolia-licious Challenge!!

Hello! Summer keeps getting in the way of crafting! We're still getting a handle on the gardens and purging unnecessary things on the inside of the house! But, ENOUGH of that! It's a brand new, beautiful month and Mindy Baxter of our fab design team has a sketch for us this month!! Details and the SKETCH are on the Mag Highlites Blog! It's a beauty Mindy! Thanks!

I used #3020 TILDA WITH KITE as the centerpiece of my card. She is available now in mini and in regular sizes and remember you get rewards for shopping a great service!

Her close up and I see I need to blend her face make up better! LOL!
Now, below is my first picture tutorial! I think some wanted to see the sunflower that Michelle (mitchygitchygoomy) gets FULL credit for! I copied!

Here we go.....!

These are Papertrey Ink dies. BeautifulBlooms II
When the link opens, scroll down to see the set of dies, please!

You get all three sizes. The flower I made today is the middle size-about 1.5 inches across

You need THREE of your shape. (The small ones are extra here-I wasn't sure what sizie I wanted so I cut both.)

Now you have to break down the layers of cardstock. I put all three in my crimper at once and roll back and forth 30-40 times.
I don't remove them each time-too lazy for that! Squeeze hard to hold them and turn!

Turn them the other way in the crimper and turn some more! Back and forth!

After crimping, use your fingers to break the fibers apart a bit. I hold the flower by the edge and move it back and forth so they come apart a bit. I don't really peel them apart, but you can. Then I just sort of wad the flowers up! They are quite pliable by this time!

Next, sponge them with a darker shade than your cardstock. I used summer sun (too bright!) and then More Mustard (just right!) Layer glue dots between layers and stack 'em up! alternate your petals.

Here it is!

Now curl up the center section, then the second one just a bit.

Add a center and you're done! The dotted paper from my previous posts makes it look most like a sunflower, but for this I wanted some red!

I hope you've found this helpful and not too simplistic!

Thanks for visiting!



Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Cheryl dear............ THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great job with the tutorial!! Very interesting just how you did those flowers...
Happy Holiday weekend to you and yours...Hugs Janiel

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower tutorial! : )

Deb said...

Hi Cheryl, fabulous card! Thanks for the flower tutorial.

Deb H.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sheri said...

How absolutely darling and your flower tutorial is awesome! Don't you just love those PTI dies?! :)

marijke said...

this looks so good and wow the crimper never seen that one over here in our country not that big

Chris said...

Your work is always perfect, Cheryl! This card is just beautiful. I love the lighting you use to take the photos. It always makes the cards stand out. Thank you for the tutorial, too. Bravo!

Suzi said...

Another beautiful card Cheryl, love the tutorial also. I hope you have a wonderful celebration this holiday weekend.
Suzi x

Cricket said...

Gorgeous card. Loved your flower tutorial!

Dena said...

Love your card and the bright colors! Fabulous!
Hugs, Dena

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card and pretty flower embellishment. thanks for the great tut!!

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful! I love those flowers.Thanks for the instruction on how to make them
Hugs Julie P

nancyparker55 said...

Hi Cheryl, Super card, love the flowers, Thanks for the tutorial, Have a great weekend, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much- I think you did a great job with the tutorial!!! And I think I could do it now!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Cheryl!
Super duper card. I love those colors together. tilda is colored so nicely. I love this one. Lovely layout. thank you for the Tutorial for the flower. great job.
hugs Maz

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. Thanks for showing how you did the flowers.

Candy said...

GREAT card, Cheryl!
Thanks for the great tutorial.
Hugs, Candy

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!LOve the colors and flower!!! Great turorial too!!!!

Tracey Brossart said...

Super gorgeous card! Love your rich color combo and thanks for the tut on the flowers! :D

xx Tracey xx

Kim said...

Hi Cheryl!!, Super cute card!! Love the colors and your layout. Your coloring is fantastic as always!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. Hugs, Kim

Danielle said...

Hi Cheryl, beatiful sunny card! love this Tilda, she is such a cutie. Wonderful tuto for hand made flowers, thanks for sharing! I lovethe personalized look they give to cards.

Rea said...

Cheryl, I love the card, and love the tuitorial, need to get those dies! Thanks for sharing both. Hugs

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a beautiful card cheryl, wonderful colours and the flower is great. Thank you for the tutorial.
Hugs Jacqueline

Scrapendipity said...

Love this fabulous pictorial, Cheryl! Thanks so much.

What are the dies you use for all the different leaves on your projects?



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