Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dies R Us ~ Poppy Gift Set

Good morning friends~  I'm up at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today and I've got a gift box that's just perfect for holding a set of coordinating cards.

Before I get started on my project I wanted to remind you that   DRU is having a Design Team Call until March 18th.  If you want to design for a very generous company and get an amazing discount on a large line of quality dies, then here's your chance!  I have enjoyed my time with DRU and the amazing gals on the design team for a year now and I have learned so much and made some lasting friendships.  You can find all the details of the design team call HERE.
Now on to today's project.  The jumping point for this project is the clear acrylic box on which I created a little floral spray to jazz it up for gift giving. 
I started by cutting a Sue Wilson Carribean Island Collection Background and mounting it to the clear box and wrapping some ribbon around it.  The ribbon is tied in a bow so it can be easily untied and opened to insert the card set.
I cut the Sue Wilson Exquisite Poppy out several times and added color using distress ink and a black marker for the centers.
I shaped the flower pieces on a molding mat and assembled the flowers, adding some black prills to the centers.

I also cut out a few Frantic Stamper FernsDee's Distinctively Dies Berry Sprigs and two of the small  Elizabeth Craft Designs Dandelion Fluff.  I added just a bit of extra grey color to the tips of the Dandelion Fluff using a Copic marker.

I played around with the design until I came up with the one I liked and adhered everything down using Glossy Accents.

 I added some Mercury Glass Stickles to the berries to finish it off.
ETA:  I used Altenew's Beautiful Day to create this card.  Four of these cards with envelopes fit perfectly inside along with a pretty pen.  A nice little gift to give to someone.

I hope this gift idea has inspired you.  Here's a list of dies I used that you can find right now at Dies R Us:
Sue Wilson Designs - Carribean Island Collection - BackgroundSue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Exquisite PoppyDee's Distinctively Dies - Berry Sprigs Frantic Stamper - Dies - Fern

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow these are absolutely Gorgeous, I just love the way you colored the flowers and formed them, pretty use of the ferns and such!!

maggiec said...

So pretty! What stamp sets did you use on the black and white card with the pink flower?

Birgit said...

I used "Beautiful Day" from Altenew for the flowers. So glad you liked it! ;0)

Unknown said...

Well that's just gorgeous! How much FUN was that to decorate?!?! Perfect die choices! I don't know if I could give that away lol Love your card too!

Sharron said...

Fabulous 3-dimensional poppies! The colors are gorgeous! And what a wonderful way to package the cards. The Beautiful Day card is so pretty and a set would be a perfect gift.