Happy Handy Hippo Monday to you all.
This week I wanted to use one of the Marianne Creatables rose dies so decided that a wedding card would be an ideal way to showcase the roses the die makes.
I must admit I did get a bit addicted to the die (as you will see later LOL!!) .. but for now here is my share for this week.
Below you can find the Handy Hippo magic button .. .. and if you click on it you can see all the lovely goodies I used to make this little creation. Everything I have used has been automatically added to a shopping basket and as always you can remove anything you do not need (or add anything else you can't resist).
I thought you might like to see how I used the die to make my flowers and here is photo overload showing you exactly that..
|These are the 4 dies that come in the set|
|Here I have cut the large flower out of |
mulberry paper and the smaller flower out of
lightweight white card
|Starting from the outside I simply roll and curl|
the flower until I reach the centre
|Sorry this one is a bit blurred .. .. but it shows a|
blob of wet glue ready for pressing the curled
|I find a pair of tweezers the easiest way to curl|
and push the flower into the glue
|I also use the tweezers to fold back the|
petals of the rose
|Leaving the mulberry flower to dry I then inked|
the edges of the white card flower with an old
black ink pad and made the flower in
exactly the same way as the mulberry flower
|A silver bead in the centre and just look|
how different the two flowers look .. ..
but of course you can't stop there.
|This one is "perhaps" my favourite made using |
thin metal dabbed with Adirondack alcohol ink
|Then here you can see all the different ones I|
made including a patterned paper rose and
a copper metalic paper one.
Oh I could have gone on for ever .. .. love this
die set and it is going to get lots of use.
I hope you like my card and my little flower collection!
Make sure you pop back tomorrow as the lovely people at Handy Hippo are going to be giving away a wonderful prize to help one lucky person get organised ready for Christmas.
Have a happy Monday!
and all the lovely friendly people at Handy Hippo)