Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs Fall Release Week: Day 2 {Fringe Flower Die}

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs fall release blog hop! You should've arrived from Laura's blog but if not, be sure to start there for all the details on this week's releases. Do you remember when you were a child and crafting was all about curling little strips of paper with your scissors? I've wanted to use this technique with the Lil' Inker Sentiment Flags die to make a flower. Originally, this was going to be a simple flower with a button. Then it dawned on me that I could use the Fringe Flower die to make something for the centre and, boy, do I ever love it! The ribbons for the rosette were originally leaves but when I chose a sentiment for the standard A2 card, I realized I needed a tall 3.25" x 6.5" card instead plus I think the curled flags frame the flower so nicely. ;)

The Fringe Flower die is amazing, easy to use and cuts like butter! I'm sure felt will be the most popular medium used with it but the die cuts cardstock exceptionally well just like I've done here. You're sure to see this die used on all kinds of fabrics in the near future. I can't wait to see what you do with it once you get your hands on it. It's an extremely versatile die! Do you see how this new Fringe Flower die might be a necessity? ;) To create this card, I also used two sentiments from the Lil' Inker Rainbow & Clouds Sentiments as well as a musical dot from Hero Arts' Many Dots set.

Now, I'm sending you over to my amazing friend, Julie Ranae's blog! Be sure to hop along all week and leave comments on every blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Lil' Inker store!

Sources: SU Pool Party cardstock; Basic Grey Oliver paper pad; Lil' Inker Designs Fringe Flower die; Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags die; Lil' Inker Designs Rainbow & Cloud Sentiments; Hero Arts Many Dots; SU Basic Gray & Pool Party inks; Tim Holtz for Ranger Pumice Stone distress ink; Ranger Blending Tool

49 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Oh Em...this is FAB!!! I love what you did with this die and then you incorporated the other dies as well...very creative my friend : )

Jen Carter said...

Emily this is adorable and so creative!! I love, love how you created this ribbon flower!! CUTE!!

kasia c. said...

Emily, this is really amazing! I love the patterned papers you used, that whole embellishment is just gorgeous. :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the rosette Emily. ( I remember when I was little I used to make 'hair' using the curling technique!) Hope you're feeling a bit better.

Margriet said...

This is gorgeous! I like your style.

Robin said...

Fabulous colours and super flower!!
Robin

Saskia said...

Wow, lovely card! :)

Helle said...

great card! love the flower!

Jen W. said...

You are such an enabler! :) This is gorgeous! Love the effect of the curled banners.

Karen B. said...

Great combo of the two dies!

onecraftymama said...

This is cute! It looks like the fringe flower's petals are folded? Or am I needing more coffee??
I've struggled with using the Oliver & Olivia BG packs - I think this is the way to go, using them in small accents. I love all the 'white' space & the sweet music notes.

Cassie said...

Gorgeous example, Emily! That die is fantastic :D

~amy~ said...

♥ ♥

reeree62 said...

Wow!!! Love it!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, how fabulous is that?!?! love it!

Beth aka BR-T said...

This card is superb I love your flower!

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful, Emily! I love your clean design, and that great embellie you made is stunning. And your colors?? Perfect!

Vanessa Middleton said...

It looks like a "blue ribbon" like for 1st place in a contest to me!!! CUTE!

walchowDesign said...

Fabulous "ribbon" flower, Emily! Love it!

Lindsey said...

This is so beautiful in blues! And that central flower/rosette -- wow! Gorgeous card.

Laura Pryor said...

Emily, this is so super cool and creative. How did you even think to make a flower like that! Brilliant! I love the use of the Sentiment Flags Die here as well. It shows great versatility in BOTH of these dies. A fabulous display of your creative talents. I just love this!!!

Chunyuan said...

Amazing. You are genius combing two dies. Love the color and PP,

barb said...

beautiful card! it looks like a 1st place country fair ribbon! lovely.

*Alison* said...

Oh wow.. I just love this.. the colors are wonderful.. and love how you made it with a CAS look.. :) hugs

Super Jen said...

You've made this look complete different! Fab!

Lisa said...

Emily, I agree- I love how the flags accentuate the flower! Beautifully done :) Just love that die!!

Jenny said...

Fabulous rosette Emily, love the texture :)
Jenny x

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card! I love the big bloom!! ;)

Angie said...

Another great card from you! I love the focal point with the dies and I love the colors you used. I just love it all around :)

Dana said...

Wow!!! wonderful card!!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how you combined the different dies to make this unique piece.

Sue D said...

Very impressive!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous card! And such a creative use of both of those dies!!!

Angela said...

It's a flower -- it's an award ribbon -- it's both! And it's genius!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fab flower/ rosette smashing card, love it Emily, hugs Gay xxx

shescrafty said...

So pretty!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

where's the white?? Love this, way to break out some great colored card stock and awesome patterned paper.

Karin said...

I love the soft color you chose and what a cool die!

Karen Day said...

Very creative flower, that would make a great bow!

Giovana said...

Beautiful!!! Love it very much!!

Annette said...

wow this is cool.. Love everything about it..

Judy G said...

Thanks for another awesome idea! That shape would also make a wonderful "Blue Ribbon" for the fair!

Joanne Gilch said...

The fringe flower in the middle sure makes a great addition to the paper flower you have made. the colors are wonderful, too!

Basiljen said...

Love it! Great use of the die!

Lizscraps said...

great card, looks like a Christmas bow -- doing the blog hop catch up here :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

this is so pretty. I love the great color tones.

Indy said...

Cute!!!! Just love it!

Meg said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors you used and the mix of flower dies!

Chan said...

This is just gorgeous, Emily!