When Tim Holtz announced his Tattered Florals Challenge my brain kicked into gear and I got a little nutty. I Tweeted Tim to be sure we could enter more than one project- he said "yes"- and I got down to business.
For those of you who have never seen the die, I wanted to show you what exactly it is. At left you see the shapes that come from the Tattered Florals die and the die is laid out as you see it. If you cover the die entirely with 1 layer of whatever material you want to cut, you will get 1 of each petal shape. Because it is a steel rule die, you can cut multiple layers of fabric and cardstock at once. To get only 1 or 2 of the petal shapes you simply cover that portion of the die. Steel rule dies cut a variety of materials- cardstock, chipboard/mat board, Grunge (paper and board), fabric, craft metal, craft plastic, felt, flexible magnet, poly foam, Shrink Plastic, vellum and vinyl making them so versatile.
Ok, so back to the challenge. The first project I submitted is an older project- from June- but I LOVE the way it looks and I really want to share it again. The project was made during the Compendium of Curiosity Vol. 2 Challenge as part of the Tissue Wrap week. I made package embellishments from the "daisy" petals of the Tattered Florals die and Tissue Wrap. The Tissue Wrap makes for such a full and textured flower and I added a big Jolee bling to the center of each flower…easy and effective. You can read more about it here.
The second project I submitted was the bunny card with the chiffon flowers that I posted yesterday.
Each flower was made using several of the same petals and adding a Swarovski crystal or two to the center with hot glue.
That brings us to today…this vintage corsage I made for my 96-year-old grandmother.What Happens Next. If you want to read posting about the Stash Society click here, or to see the unbelievable clothing that Debbie makes for Shea's daughter Stella, check out What Stella Wore…I promise you will be stunned in the best way possible and oh so inspired.
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