This week's Friday Die Day is an older die, one from the Nestabilities range -
If you were able to catch me on The Craft Channel on Monday you will
have seen me use this die to make a dimensional rose.
I thought it would be nice to share the technique with you today.
There are 5 dies to the set and this is how they look cut/embossed.
I've cut 2 x No. 3 and 3 x No. 4
(No.1 die is the smallest)
Mark the centre of each die cut by drawing round a coin,
or I've used the end of my dabber thingie!
Then cut inwards with scissors to create petals.
Apply distress ink to both sides.
I went with Victorian Velvet and Scattered Straw for the middle.
Using a stylus tool, mould/shape each petal.
You can also use pliers or the end of your pokey tool to shape the petals inwards.
To create the bud-like centre - take one of the smallest die cuts,
bring up alternate petals, mould/squeeze together - use glossy accents to stick.
Continue and then use next smaller size die cut.
Affix your bud to the centre of one of the larger die cuts.
Again, bring up alternate petals, moulding and shaping.
Tweak away to your heart's content (!) and eventually you end up with a
very dimensional rose.
As mentioned, Blossoms Five is an older die but still stocked by
many Spellbinders retailers.
Take care friends - have a lovely weekend,
whoever is doing that rain dance...please stop!