Using Create-A-Flower Stamps and Dies for Decor and Cards

How about another sneak peek today at some new additions to the Create-A-Flower line from Crafter’s Companion debuting on HSN next Wednesday, August 16th?  Create-A-Flower is a line of stamps and dies (and coordinating stencils) that can be used to cut and stamp single petals and leaves of different shapes and sizes.  The petals can be as long as about 5-6 inches and as short 1-1.5 inches, so you can really assemble an infinite number of different sizes of flowers with just one set of dies.

These first two decor pieces show both of the new shapes of petals available – “Heart Petals” and “Leaf Petals”.  I cut all of the petals and leaves out of white Foamiran…a super thin floral foam that can be die-cut, colored, and shaped really easily.  In the mug bouquet above, I colored the entire petal lavender with Distress Ink before shaping and gluing the petals into a rose.

For this centerpiece, I actually stamped the leaves and petals with their coordinating realistic, veiny stamps using pink and green dye inks.  The ink I used here didn’t fully dry on the Foamiran, but I thought the smudginess made them look even more realistic!

Of course, you can always just use cardstock with these as well!  Here I stamped some of the more graphic designs on my die-cut paper petals for a tone-on-tone look.  There are some pretty flourishes and sentiments including in the sets, so I gold-embossed a few flourishes in the corners of my card base too.

Shaping each petal quickly with my fingers for a little extra dimension, I adhered them all together with a little strong liquid glue before popping it up on top of my card base.  With a big statement flower like this, I didn’t think the card needed a sentiment!

I hope I’ve inspired you to try your hand at adding some giant flowers to your decor or handmade cards…and be sure to catch the new styles of Create-A-Flower stamps and dies on HSN next Wednesday!

2 Comment

  1. TORIE FORD says:

    did you use an iron to shape the petals on the foamarin? I’ve been watching tutorials. don’t know if i’m getting it! thanks!

    1. Annie Wills says:

      Hi Torie! I did…after I die-cut them and inked them, I just lightly placed the back of each petal against the iron (on the highest setting) to make it curl under. It only takes a few seconds for them to curl if your iron is heated up before you start and then you can re-shape them a bit as you put the flowers together. The leaves were placed against the iron until they curled, then I kinda crumpled them up right after I took them off. The “Foamiran Roses Tutorial – Lady E” on youtube is a great video to learn how to make this type of flower. Hope that helps!!

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