Thursday, February 2, 2023

Daisy Flowers For Your Cards - La-La Land Crafts Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a nice Thursday! It is my turn to share a tutorial over the La-La Land Crafts blog and I though I'd duplicate it here, too. 

I really love the Open Daisy Die & the Side Daisy Die, so I decided to use them for making pretty blooms for my cards.

Step 1:

Prepare your papers for both the flowers and the leaves, using your preferred colors of Oxide Inks. 
I dabbed the ink pads on top of a glass mat, sprayed some water in the inked area and after that started to "pick up" the color from the glass mat onto the watercolor paper. You might need to dab your ink on the mat and spray it with water a couple of times, till all the paper is colored to your liking. You can also use the heat gun to speed up the process of drying the paper. 

Step 2:

Die cut your flower blooms (yellow and pink, in my case), using the Open Daisy Die & Side Daisy Die:

Step 3:

Add some green distress ink (Peeled Paint) at the bottom of one of the die cuts as shown below:

Step 4:

Assemble your blooms (for now we have only been assembling the side daisies):

Step 5:

You can use a ball tool and shape the petals lightly, by putting the flower onto your palm and pressing on the tips of the petals lightly, curling them up.

Step 6:

Now, let's work on the flowers that we have die cut with the Open Daisy Die
Place your die cut flowers with the face down onto a foam mat, and use the ball tool again. Start pressing on each one of the petals with the tool, moving it from the tip of the petal towards the center of the flower. Once each one of the petals is curled up, flip the flower to its front, and lightly rub a ball tool in circular motions right in the center of the flower. This will "sink" it down just a bit.

Step 7:

Assemble the flower by adhering two/three layers of the die cut petals together. Use your ball tool to help adhere the layers:

Needless to say that three-layered flowers will look fluffier than the ones which have two layers only.    I think creating different variations is the best!

Step 8:

Let's work on the leaves now. You will use your green watercolor paper to die cut various leaves from both of the daisy sets. I decided to add more "Peeled Paint" Distress Ink around the edges of the leaves, to make them look more dimensional. 

Step 9:

Use the ball tool and shape the leaves, similarly to how we shaped the petals. Turn the leaves over and shape them on both sides, till you get the desired look:

Step 10:

I decided to add gold acrylic paint splatters to all of the blooms and leaves. 
 I think NOW they look just perfect!

Below you can see how I used the finished flowers for making three CAS cards. To the open daisies I also added seed beads in the centers. Don't they look beautiful?!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find this tutorial useful.

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