Hey there all you fabulous Paper Peeps! It’s a great day for having a blog hop don’t you think??? We do!!!!
We were tasked this month to create projects featuring flowers created with the Cheery Lynn Dies and maybe share some tips or techniques. You should be coming to me from the lovely and talented Christina. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to head over to the Cherry Lynn Designs Blog to start at the beginning.
I chose to create a Halloween card. A tip I can share about flower dies is….why not use a holiday or flower die for something other than it’s intended season? I selected the Poinsettia Strip die and cut the flowers with black cardstock to make them work for Halloween.
I’m sure you can guess I had a lot of fun creating these spooktacular Poinsettias.
This little Winter Neighborhood Border village also comes from the Christmas section…I added white cardstock to the back to enhance the window openings and secured it with a nice curve to be dimensional. It also gives me room to layer in some additional flowers.
Finally something from the real Halloween section lol these groovy Jack-O’-Lanterns cut from polka dot papers and inked well to enhance the details.
I wanted to bring the orange color up to the corner so I just secured some buttons tied with string : ) Easy peasy. The smaller flowers are Cherry Blossoms that were finished simply with a shaping tool and a little distress ink.
Anddd we’re back in the Christmas section with the Joy to the World wreath minus the sentiment part and topped off with additional blooms. You can see I added some Black Diamond Stickles to the tips of the petals and Pop micro beads to the center. A fabby layered bow with seasonal ribbon and topped with some twine and a painted jingle bell and this card is done!
~Cheery Lynn Designs Supplies~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims~
Black Diamond Stickles
POP Micro Beads American Craft’s
Okay that’s all for me. Your next stop in the hop is Miss Bonnie…her project is gonna knock your socks off. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G