Hello there! It's my third week as Guest Designer for CropStop! Today I'm playing with the Couture Creations Sunflower Nesting Dies! I made all three of the flowers shown above with the same set of nesting dies.
For my first card, I cut each of the dies out of patterned paper and then inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress inks. I folded each petal tip and then layered the flowers, staggering the petal tips. I gave the flower a home on the Couture Creations Magical Embossing Folder. A twirled twine medallion and some Candi Dots are my only embellishments on this card.
For my second card, I created petals and then rolled them around a paint brush handle to curl them. The bottom layer is curled under and the rest of the layers are curled upwards. I centered my flower with a Doodlebug Glitter Brad. The embossing folder on this on is I Dream and is on Cor'dinations cardstock that has been sanded. This card will be presented in a clear gift box due to the dimension of the flower!
Finally, this card features the same die, the same petal cutting, though in this case I scored and folded each petal down the center. I alternated front and back of the designer papers for the pink and white effect. I layered this flower on an embossed panel from the One World embossing folder.
All of my sentiments are stamped in coordinating Distress inks. Butterflies are Martha Stewart punches.
Here is a photo of how I trimmed my die petals for the second and third cards...then it is just a matter of scoring or curling the petals to make your flowers.