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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Die Cut Lolli Pops


LOLLI POP FLOWER WITH DIE CUT
by Tammy Louise
at Whimsy Stamps Magazine

Who doesn't love those soft,silky beautifully symmetrical flowers on their projects? If you have 5 minutes extra and want to save some pretty pennies, try this great tip for yourself.  I am not the first to have made a tutorial on this project and I'm sure It is posted on You Tube in several areas,  however, my followers may have never seen it and I don't mind putting the effort in to share.  



With Spellbinder Nestabilities standard circle dies in any size you prefer, place them face up on your cutter and place your material over them and run them through, I use two or three sizes at a time so I cut at least 3 flowers worth of material.

Once the circles are cut, I use open flame, but the heat tool works as well, do not leave the material directly under flame too long as the material will over brown.  Practice and avoid burning

This petal is sealed and automatically curled up from the flame 

I've cut from two shades of satin, one cotton and one from tulle for  texture, the tulle and the lightest satin are from the same size die

layer your flowers as desired from large to small, some of the flowers can be 4 and 5 layers, others are with 3, this is your preference and each project can look entirely different with the various styles!

I place the pearl brad from WOC in the center and wiggle it through the material and clasp in the back

Here are some of the samples done within 5 minutes time, and the toastier one on the right is my favorite!  It lookes like a perfectly aged blossom but the softer looking bloom is the one for this project!

After clasping, I use stickles to "Bling" the edge of each layer, I've added a butterfly for color combination on the project and the end result is a handmade perfectly matched very inexpensive alternative to the mass produced  flowers

This project is made with Angel Cody by Sylvia Zet/Wee and is a part of the March Whimsy Stamps Release
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