24 August 2021

More Floral Cards for Eileen Hull Designs

Hi everyone and welcome. This month Eileen Hull's teams are sharing ideas for using Eileen's Sizzix Chapter 3 dies in non-holiday ways. In last week's post I showed how I took inspiration from one of Eileen's most recent FB Live tutorials (also available on her YouTube channel HERE) where she used her Colorbox Blends inks to paint watercolour flowers. By combining a painted floral background with die cuts from the Thinlits Die Set 'Wreath & Snowflake' and some of the products from Sizzix Effectz range I created a couple of Summer floral cards. This week I'm back with another couple of card ideas to share with you.

For this second set of cards I got more adventurous with the flowers, still using diluted drops of her Pansy, Frog and Leaf Colorbox Blends, but this time painting two different styles of flowers. To add a touch of sparkle I drew into the centres of the flowers with a glue pen and then applied Metallic Flakes from the Sizzix Effectz range.

At this angle you can see more of the detail including extra highlights and fronds drawn on with gel pens. This card was trimmed to fit the first slimline card.

After mounting the floral card onto a slightly larger piece coloured with dilute Pansy Colorbox Blends Ink I used a tracing wheel and gel pen to add faux stitching lines around the edge. Two thin strips of white card were cut using a CoolKatzCraft Ltd decorative strip die whilst the bow was cut using two of the dies from Eileen's Wreath & Snowflake die set. Mounting them to make the card look like a parcel, I added a tag cut using a die from Eileen's Waterfall & Tags die set, colouring it with Sizzix Effectz Luster Wax and stamping on a sentiment.

Having made three cards I was left with a few strips of floral card. By layering them with extra strips of white card along the card blank I was able to build a final background. To decorate I die cut some leaves and berries using the dies from the Wreath & Snowflake set, with the gold ones cut from card covered in Sizzix Effectz Decorative Foil Sheet. Adding a simple sentiment on top finished the card.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how Eileen's dies have been used to create these cards. Make sure to check out the other Chapter 3 non-holiday ideas and tutorials from the other Inspiration and Educator Team members - links to their posts can be found on Eileen's blog throughout the month.

For now thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

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