Coming Up Daisies
Posted by BeckyJ, 12 Mar, 2015
When I saw the gorgeous Xcut Daisy Chain Frame Die a whole host of ideas came to mind for stunning projects using the individual elements included within the set. Incredibly versatile in its design, it can be used to create anything from individual flowers to building heavily layered borders and detailed corners. However, it was the main frame that really caught my eye for creating unique focal apertures – learn how to get perfect results yourself with this simple yet pretty project. Steps: 1. Trim Capsule Eau de Nil patterned paper to 14.5 x 14.5cm, mat on kraft cardstock, leaving a narrow border and attach to the front of a 6 x 6" tent fold card blank. Blend chocolate ink around all paper elements for a soft vintage feel. 2. Mat a 13.4 x 13.4cm piece of Capsule French Lavender paper on kraft cardstock. 3. Place the daisy chain frame base die in the middle of the French Lavender panel, holding in place with craft tape, and die cut to create an aperture in the shape of the wreath. Adhere acetate behind the aperture. Attach this aperture panel to the middle of the Eau de Nil panel, using 3D foam tape. 4. To make the daisy wreath, die cut the frame base in kraft cardstock, the small, medium and large daisies in white cardstock and the leaves in green cardstock. Use the frame base as a guide for sizes and numbers of the daisies and leaves. Die cut more if you wish to decoupage the wreath. 5. Assemble the wreath die-cuts, using adhesive roller dots or a Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen. Attach the leaves first, shaping, and shading with ink, then attach the flowers. Where the flowers are in groups of three, attach the smaller flowers first and overlap with the larger flowers. Finish with gem centres. Top Tip: Use Little Venice Cake Company dowelling rods to shape the daisy petals. 6. Line up the base frame of the wreath over the aperture on the card front and attach to the acetate with 3D foam dots. 7. Using 3D foam tape, add a circular Papermania Bellissima die-cut bird house topper and a sentiment of your choice in the centre of the aperture, tucking under the leaves and flowers where necessary. 8. Finish by adding a large Capsule French Lavender ribbon bow topped with a pink button to the bottom right of the wreath, using a hot glue gun, and decorating the corners with a geometric pattern of adhesive gems.