Recently I was so excited to receive my first two sets of Donna Salazar Dies (in what I am sure will become a collection I already have my eye on the peony and one of her book/page sets) anyway I spent a few days with my trusty cuttlebug die cutting all sorts of things from cardstock, patterned paper, vintage sewing patterns, Kraft wrapping paper with a newspaper print I got off ebay, book pages and even brown paper from a roll I have though you could easily recycle it if you get it on packages.
All this so I could just have a play. I am so impressed with the versatility of these dies. If like me you are on a budget and looking for a set of dies that can create a lot of different flower looks in one well this is a fantastic place to start!!
I have a set of cake decorating tools that I have used to shape some of the flowers. Other than that I used two techniques that are featured in this video
It has been fun playing with the flowers. You can create small and large ones and all sizes inbetween. They are so quick and easy once you get the hang of it. Plus think of the fortune you will save in being able to make your own wonderful flowers!!
Here are some of the flowers I created using these dies:
You can tell these are older as well as the photos from my photobucket have not been edited to fit the size of my wordpress blog!
The first Mini Album is a Kaisercraft tag book, that I turned into a friendship book. It was one of my first plays with crackle medium and I have to admit I really love how different thicknesses of crackle medium create totally different styles of cracks.
The other thing with this Album is my stash was very new at the time and I really did not have much to work with. I made this album about 4 years or so ago.
Ahh my first Distress ink Pad used here 🙂
The smallest Album I have ever made made with Mini Playing cards and the index prints you sometimes get with photos.
This next album was a couple of years back me Playing wanting to do More Masculine stuff as I do not often get the chance or have the need to do that sort of thing. Another MDF Kaisercraft Album and more crackle.