Saturday, February 2, 2013

Orchid Tutorial

Hello! Don't you just love the Winter Release dies at Cheery Lynn Designs?!  I think the new Orchid is so beautiful!  I created a simpler card because I really wanted the flower to stand out on it’s own. 

 I want to share with you how I assemble myOrchid.  Remember, you can enlarge any photo just by clicking on it!
On the left I have arranged the dies in which I assemble them, on the right you see the my diecut petals in accordance with the dies. I’ve numbered the petals to make it a bit easier to follow along.
  Once I have my petals inked it is time to shape them. I use a small foam block (from Stampin’ Up) and an embossing tool. I made a little clip of my process. 

A close up of the shape of the center.
  I’ve glued petals 2 & 3 to petal 1, overlapping 1 slightly. 
Here you can see the curvature of the flower taking shape. 
I’ve adhered petals 4 & 5 to the backside, angling slightly. 
Holding the center in the curved position, I add a dab of glue to the end….I use Rangers Glossy Accents because it dries so quickly and has a strong hold. 
I place the center so that it sticks straight out from the flower, just like the real flower. 
Another angel so you can see the depth of the flower. 
The flower completely assembled.  
Please let me know if you have any questions, or if I can help in any way! I can’t wait to see your version!  

 To create the card,  I started by cutting the base using the Scalloped Rectangle Reflections Mega die. The white matte was cut using the Mini Pearl Rectangle Reflections Mega die. I love that the Reflections dies have the added piercing and stitching, adding visual interest and texture. Next, I added the new Ankara Lace Doily, layering with a frame from Sentiment Frame #1. I chose to cut the matte, doily, and sentiment frame from the same color allowing the new Orchid to pop off as the focus. For a bit more texture, I tied a smaller Tag #1 to the flower. To the bottom I added the Best Friends Phrase, again cutting in white so not to take away from the flower. Gently resting on the sentiment is a Mini Dimensional Butterfly.
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Lizzyc said...

HI Jodie, this orchid is stunning, very petite and delicate.. which brings me to a question.. how do you get the paper out of the dies when they are so intricate without damaging them..? I have used baking paper which seems to help, but still some of the dies are so thin that it is time consuming to get them out carefully? Is there a product that would help with this? I know the cottage cutz dies come with a foam that you put on the die and this seems to expel the cut paper .. do you know if we can buy a product like this separately? I really enjoy your cheery lynn creations, I learn a lot from them...Thanks so much!!

lynn said...

such a sweet, dainty card! love that you did a video, too:)

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Jody. your orchid looks super.
Thanks for your little tutorial.I love how you did the center. I have made this orchid and didn't know how to do the center and sat it flat. I will try your way as it looks so much better.
If you go to my blog you will see what I mean.
It is in the first lot of cards.
Hugs Maz

Only By His Grace said...

Forgot to mention that I became a follower. I enjoyed going through your blog. Lovely creations.
Hugs Maz