You know what I love about these Tattered Pinecone and Jumbo Tattered Pinecone dies from Sizzix? Because I can use it to make not just pinecones but pretty flowers too!
So I used it to make a wrist corsage for one of my Thoughtful Crafts customer. She wanted silver with any color for accent and I thought it would look prettier to add flowers made of white cardstock and vellum paper.
I always start my work with a clean surface, with all the materials in mind. I don't necessarily use all of it in the end because I never plan what to do.. I just go with the flow, enjoy the trial and error process. It works for me. So here you can see I have my Bigshot machine, dies, glitter cardstock, lace, adhesive.
It always starts with cutting my shapes. And you need to layer the 'sandwich' made of Sizzix Cutting Pad + die + material to cut + and the second cutting pad. Roll the sandwich through the machine, and get the perfectly cut die-cuts in seconds!
Next is to roll the die-cuts to make the flowers. You can find the detailed instructions on how to do this here.
So pretty! And the silver leaves ... love it!
So these are the wrist corsage in 3 very easy steps:
1. Die-cut with Sizzix.
2. Roll and assemble the flower and leaves.
3. Attach to a layer of ribbon and laces, add pearl and stickles!
By the way, here's an extra story...
The boys are here at home. All. The. Time. Because it's school holidays until January. It's impossible to concentrate haha. And since I needed to post this blog, I went into hiding in the bedroom while they were playing outside. Guess what happened next...
They followed me. They just follow me everywhere! LOL. So if I can't run away from them, I better have selfie with them :D
Have a great weekend! - Gen