Friday, 17 April 2015

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
For this week's Friday Die Day as promised a full Zinnia tutorial.
The dies measure approximately:
Star Floret: ¼” (10 pieces)
Petal 1: ⅜ x ⅞”
Petal 2: ½ x 1”
Petal 3: ⅝ x 1⅛”
Disc Floret: ⅞”
Leaf: ¾ x 1¼”
Stamen: 2½ x ¼”
You can see here I've started to die cut all the elements to create a full Zinnia flower.
Each disk floret has 10 points, you adhere a petal to each point.
Here I've used 9 disc florets to create three of each petal size.
I also added some ink to the central area.
Layer up the petals alternating them slightly.
Having a lot of layers really creates a gorgeous full flower.
To create the stamen, cut a total of 5 stamens and join them together to create a long length.
I used a quilling tool to start off rolling it and then reverted to my fingers.
As I rolled I began to 'fluff out' the top section.
Until it looks something like this. Glue the end down firmly.
Position and adhere to the middle of your flower.
The finishing touches - leaves and star florets.
If you visited my blog earlier this week you will have seen that I used this flower on a heart
project - it would also look wonderful on a gift box too.

Zinnia is available to purchase on the website here - nice price too! :)
Take care friends and have a brilliant weekend.


Kitty Davies said...

Morning All.
Thank you for the instructions the flower is lovely, I expect it is the same principle for the create a carnation you have to multi cut the dies. Have a good weekend take care Kitty.

Bea said...

Lovely flower Christine - have a good weekend :)

Christine Collins said...

This is such a stunning flower and looks beautiful on your Project.
Chris xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Thank you for such a clear and easy to follow tutorial. Your flowers always look stunning. I must eep trying to get mine look something like yours : ) Have a lovely weekend. Take care xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful flower-looks great.


Lesley Thomas said...

Super flower Christine, so very effective.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A really lovely flower, bit big for cards but great for boxes.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the flowers all of them are lovely . Thank you for the instructions . love Jean Z xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Your tutorial today is really great,so informative.
Your flowers always look perfect. Thank you.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
These create a flower dies are simply stunning and create a beautiful focal point for any project. I love your heart and have ordered one from yourself to try and recreate this using the sunflower create a flower die set. I will send a photo when it is finished. One question, where did you get your text stamp from? thank you.
Enjoy your day

nattyboots said...

Thanks for the Tutorial Christine , now i have no excuses not to make a good flower .
Have a good weekend
Elaine H X

karenlotty said...

Brilliant tutorial Christine Sometimes you look at these dies and think "where do I start" Thankyou

Alma said...

Thanks for tutorial Christine, I now feel able to tackle the 3 create a flower dies I purchased from you recently xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful die set Christine love the fullness you have given the flower xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Christine
Love the quilling to create the centre!
Love the tutorial...thank you!
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, This tutorial is fabulous and the finished creation is gorgeous, I especially love the quilling for the centre of the beautiful flower.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Really useful thank you so much for taking all the trouble to show this in great easy to follow detail.
Margaret corgi owner

Carole Z said...

Super FDD Christine, beautiful flower, hugs Carole Z X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christina
What a stunning flower, and such a clear tutorial on how to achieve this look. Must try harder to achieve this look.

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful flower!

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