The card take over continues… Part 2: Die-cut flowers, layers and 3d

Continuing on my unexpected card making spree I decided to have a go at using some dies which I haven’t yet had a chance to use.
Both are produced by Sissix and I used them in my Big Shot machine, the first is a 3d die, called 3d flower and vine.  It took me quite a while to get the hang of rolling the flower into position from its flat cutout state to the 3d flower in the picture, but after a few disasters and a bit of stress I started to slowly get the hang of it and think it’s turned out really well. 
Materials I used include; 
– Purple papers: Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collectons French lavender 
– Pink papers: Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collectons Wild rose 
– Docrafts Papermania bakers twine in spots and stripes pastels 
–  Green card
– Wooden buttons: Docrafts Papermania bare basics
– Pearl adhesive gems from the Tilly Daydream ultimate card pack 
The only thing that dawned on me after making them was how on earth I am going to put them in the post! Think I might have to give these ones to people in person so they don’t get damaged, nothing worse than getting a card that has a squashed flower on the front! 
The second flower die I used was a Bigz die called Flower layers and leaves. This produced 3 different flowers which looked great together. These were much easier to put together than the 3d flower, although it did take me a while to decide on how match the colours together along with the other embellishments on each of the cards.  
Materials used;
– Papers: Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection spots and stripes brights 
– Buttons: Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection spots and stripes festive, polka mini buttons 
– Docrafts Papermania bakers twine in spots and stripes pastels
– Ribbon in green and yellow
– Green card
These will be much easier to post than the 3d flower cards, and I love the bright colours I have think they would make anyone smile.  I also think these flowers would look really good using pastel shades like those used in the 3d flower cards too.  What I like about these flower cards is they can be used for many different occasions, this is great as I often find I never have enough ‘general’ use cards as most are specific to birthdays or anniversaries etc. 
I really enjoyed using the die’s and making these cards, I have a feeling that both these die’s will be getting a lot of use in the future! 

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