I love the Prima Donna Petals flower die cuts from My Favorite Things. You can curl the edges of the petals a bit and add some dimension to the layered flowers. I usually use lightweight paper to make these flowers and I love how they look.
When I was creating my handmade Christmas cards, I wanted to use these flower dies using some thicker, foil papers that would add some sparkle to my holiday cards. However, I found that layering the pieces and curling the edges added too much bulk to the card. (Extra bulk adds extra postage for special handling, which I try to avoid.) I love the look of these flowers, so I thought of an easy way to use these dies with thicker papers and not add the extra bulk.
I cut two flowers from each of the die cuts I want to use. You will notice there is a gap on the die cut that will be filled when the flower edges are curled and put together. Instead of bringing the edges together, I simply cut a petal from the extra flower and used a tiny glue dot to fill in the gap. You can use the extra petals to add more dimension to the flower too!
This particular die-cut package has two types of flowers, which can also be layered. The possibilities are endless! I had fun using different papers to create a variety of flowers. The flower center of this die cut is also fun to use as a separate embellishment. (I used the center flower as a snowflake on some of my holiday cards!)
I have some other ideas for using this die cut that I will share with you in a future post. In the meantime, have some fun using this technique!
What do you think of this idea? Would you use it for your craft projects?
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Enjoy your day! ~~~Vickie