Friday 28 February 2014

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Friday Die Day this week is a tutorial featuring the new Create A Rose die - 
part of the Create A Flower series.
I hope to bring you a tutorial for each of the flowers so if you have a 
favourite please keep a look out.
You receive 4 die templates within the set - both the petals and leaves are joined
which makes die cutting a lot speedier.  
Here you can see how they look cut/embossed.
With each petal it is a good idea to create dimension and shape - using a roller ball tool,
end of craft knife, anything to hand really(!) that will manipulate your petals.
Press down to create a cup shape.
Using a pokey tool bend back the outer edges of the petals.
Here you can see an array cut/embossed in the process of being shaped.
For my flower I did not quite use all of these petals, I had a few small ones left over.
To begin to assemble use the flower shaped die cut as your base -
begin to attach the petal tabs one at a time.
You can use the points on the flower shape base piece as a indicator as to where the petals
can go - in my mind I placed them north, south, east, west!
The glue (I use Cosmic Shimmer) is still wet here - it is a good idea to go slower than I did!
This is the view from the back.
Begin to add more petals, alternate them so you are filling any gaps.
I love this idea - this is the half star shaped die cut, cut/emboss and then wrap and glue.
Squash it down a little and then attach to the back of your flower -
if you were creating a vase of these flowers it all adds to the overall look.
Completed flower minus its leaves.
Now dressed with leaves!
A tip I thought of after I made my flower! Spritz your petals with a tiny
bit of water to flex the paper fibres - this will help when curling the petals.
I use these tiny misters.
The Create A Rose is available for pre-order here.  They are expected in stock
soon - March is going to be a very busy month - all the pre-order goodies arriving!
Also available in this range is Daisy, Gerber Daisy, Lily, Stargazer Lily, Sunflower, 
Aster and Iris - all can be found here.

Elliott has produced a Friday Die Day video too this week - I've placed that below.
It details the same steps but with my dulcet tones!

Take care friends - have a brilliant weekend,
I'm crafting!


Lynn said...

Morning Christine, great tutorial, and the video is fab! You've reminded me, I've pre-ordered some of the items can't wait for them to arrive! Have a great Friday. Lynn xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, super tutorial! Happy Friday, hugs Carole Z X

Diane said...

Lovely, difficult to tell from pictures, but how big is the made up flower Christine?

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine.Brilliant tutorial and video~ thank you!These die are going on my (oh so long) wish list. Have a super weekend crafting.Love and hugs,
Maggie x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, brilliant. My favourite would have to be the gerbera. I love these flowers. My wish list is ever growing.
Also my pokey tool arrived yesterday, thank you and thank your very clever Dad, its beautiful.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Brilliant tutorial Christine thank you so much! I love your FDD they are so helpful. Have a lovely weekend, Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Fabulous tutorial, and the rose is stunning.
Well done, Elliott.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Great tutorial today,the rose is so pretty,I cannot wait to see the other flowers.
It is raining really hard this morning,I hope you don't get to wet getting to London. Take care. x.

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Brilliant tutorial and great video too, well done Elliot!
Hope your journey to work today is a lot quicker than yesterday's one! 😉
Have a good day.
Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. Lovely flower. Great tutorial and video.
Love Val in Spain x

Craftychris said...

Wonderful Friday Die day! Making these flowers looks quite relaxing! xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Well done to Elliot for the video and to you Christine for a detailed tutorial on making up the rose. Look forward to seeing the rest of the flowers.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the tutorial so helpful, have a good weekend love Jean Z xx

Maid of Kent said...

Wow the rose is amazing. Another must have. Thank you Christine for such detailed instructions and Elliott the video is great. Crafty hugs Ann x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Love today' side and thank you for the tutorial. How clever is Elliot to produce a video as well. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I'm off to Bournemouth later on this morning as I'm off to Farnborough to the show tomorrow.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, thank you for such a detailed tutorial on these dies, they do look fabulous. Wishing you all a good weekend. Emma x

hazel young said...

Lovely die and demo Christine, you can never go wrong with flowers. xx hazel

Alma said...

Hi Christine, what a beautifull flower this is when made up, definately need these dies! Well done Elliot great tutorial you've created, was nice to put a voice to your mums picture too. Have a lovely weekend with the family, Alma x

Lacelady said...

Beautiful flower Christine, those dies weren't a set that I had considered.

baconbits said...

Morning Chritine
Ummm maybe these need to be added to my stash also, fantastic tutorial;
Amanda x

Laura O said...

great tutorial and the video is great too Elliott.Laura O

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Such a clear description of how to use these dies and what a stunning finished flower. Well done Elliott for the vt. Love Friday die day so thanks for taking the time to produce it. xxMargaretxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Christine,
Long time no visit - my, you have been busy. From what I'm reading and seeing (cakes, beautiful finished projects) your workshop was fun for all, but had valuable new techniques. LOVE that faux leather look!
The rose is beautiful, and well done Elliott, for the video. I wish I had another room to my bungalow and I'd be buying those create-a-flower dies.
Hopefully I'll have a crafty weekend, too.
Hugs, Rose

Planetsusie said...

Bit late with this comment Christine but hey, that's me for you! Anyway I just wanted to say thank you so much for putting this on your blog, I had been scratching my head a little with this one and couldn't get it quite right - you have made everything soooooo much clearer for me - BIG thanks to you!!

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I know I am a day late with this comment but yesterday was manic! Thanks for the great tutorials, I really like having both pics and video. Elliot is doing a fab job on the videos. Have a great weekend. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic video ! Well done to you both x

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