I'm not the gardening type, but I do love flowers. The new Sizzix flower dies are perfect for me because they allow me to feel like I am growing my own blossoms but I don't need to get my hands dirty LOL! With just the tiniest bits of scrap textured card stock, you can create these realistic flowers. The small card in the above photo used a piece of Sizzix embossed card stock, an Eclipse (I think) cut lacy placecard, and just a single violet blossom added for the perfect Victorian-look touch.
To shape the blossom I used the McGill tools and embossing pad. I do believe the Sizzix has a system too. The inner yellow pip was cut from a Wilton stamen package (used for cake decorating). Using a large glue dot as a base made adhering the petals simple. Under the petals stuck to the glue dot is a die cut and embossed calyx, which forms a cup to hold the glue for the petals. Assembling die cut flowers (the small ones) on glue dots makes using them easy to adhere to any project. Maybe several dots could be stuck together to use for larger blossoms. If you are an indoor flower gardener like me, you really need to invest in a few Sizzix flower dies. Sitting in a comfy chair and making pretty flower embellishments is a very satisfying and relaxing experience, and it uses up paper scraps so it is environmentally friendly too! Okay, armchair gardeners sit down and.create some flowers today....make the world more beautiful!