Today I want to share with some information on Rolled Flowers. These flowers are very popular embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages right now because they are quick, easy and very realistic looking. They are quick because of all the wonderful dies we can use to create the flower “base” if you will. The chart on the left shows you the difference in the Spellbinders dies. It's a little hard to show clearly how pretty the flowers are -- stop in and see the chart and samples in person for a better understanding of the choices you have.
The card on the left is created using the Scalloped Posie, Large Posie and Small Posie dies from Memory Box. I used a quilling tool to roll the flowers and a glue dot to secure them to the base. Then I added sparkle by squeezing glitter glue (Ranger Stardust Stickles) onto an acrylic block and painting the flower tops with glitter.
While the Memory Box flowers are very compact with even edges, either smooth or scalloped, Spellbinders has three very different looks for its rolled flowers dies. Their first three flower dies, Spiral Blossom 1, 2 and 3, each have distinctive edge treatments.
Spellbinders also recently released their Bitty Blossoms Die set which includes three flowers dies and three leaf dies. The large and medium flowers in the set look like roses when rolled and the smallest die can be made into a flower bud. The included leaves are very realistic looking with nice veins. All of these dies can be used with cardstock, decorative paper, wool felt and even fun foam.
Which to choose? If you are using the flowers on cards, you might want to choose the smaller flowers. However the larger Spellbinders flowers can be cut into two pieces so you can create a medium and small flower as well as the original large flower from one die. To learn more about these flowers and to get hands-on experience, take my Rolled Flowers class March 24 at 10am.
FYI: All the dies are in stock now so shop now!
Embossed Die Cuts
This Saturday, March 10 at 10am and at 2pm, I am teaching a class called Embossed Die Cuts. This is a very popular technique that gives your dies cuts a whole new look. The die cuts are painted then embossed to a shiny, almost metallic finish. The Memory Box Spring Border die cut is embossed on card at the left. Here are some other samples:
Call me (915-833-9500) or email me at email@example.com to register for class. I guarantee you will love this new technique and the cards you make!
Lots of Great Classes Scheduled
The class calendar is filling up with classes covering lots of different topics and techniques. Just click on the link to read a class description and see the samples.
Thur 3/15 and Sat 3/17 at 10am – Male Birthday Cards
Sat 3/17 at 2pm – Girlfriends!
Wed 3/21 at 9:30am – Gift Card Book
Sat /24 at 10am – Rolled Flowers
Sat /24 at 3pm – Memory Box Die-Mania
What’s New At The Stamp Act?
Here’s a list of brand new things that are either in stock or coming to The Stamp Act soon!
Memory Box Dies and Stamps – did you know that now there will be shutters for the very popular window dies? Plus 2 doors! We can build a house!!! And the new order (which should arrive early next week) will have a whole bouquet of unique flower dies – they are so very cool. Plus new butterflies and dragonflies, new borders and frames, Easter eggs and gorgeous papers! Shop early for best selection!
Stampendous New Release – New clear and cling stamps from Stampendous with themes from vintage to botanicals to girly (like the Rose Corset above) to travel (Paris especially) and masculine. These stamps are very different from recent releases so come in and see them!
Embossing Folders – Embossing paper is making a comeback and we’ve got a good selection of new embossing folders from Darice (priced at $5.99) and soon from Quickutz and Spellbinders.
Impression Obsession – New stamps that are all very vintage! The new Alesa Baker collection is just wonderful and I can’t wait to make collage and vintage cards using these new stamps! This order will arrive late next week.
Easter – To be honest with you, most of my vendors didn’t even include Easter in their new releases so I have had little to choose from. I did find some darling Easter stamps at Outline Rubber Stamps and they were just delivered! Come and see !!!
Inky Antics – Their new Elegant Florals collection truly lives up to the name “elegant.” The flowers are just beautiful and the sentiments are set in a very stylish font. Our Elegant Florals class will be Saturday, April 14 at 10am and 2pm.
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