Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary: Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day #3



Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts™ Diamond Anniversary: Sneak Peek and Giveaway! I am so excited to showcase one of the newest die templates being released at the Winter 2014 Craft and Hobby Association trade show! You will have the chance to win the new die template I have used by entering the contest at the bottom of this post.
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To make the card you will also need:
  • dry embossing stylus or pen barrel


I am so thrilled to be able to show you how to create your own flower using these dies in the educational video below. Now you can control the look of your flowers with the right shading, shape and form with these easy-to-use die templates!



  Here is a close-up view of the finished Gerber Daisy:

For my second project, I wanted to show you how easy it is to use felt with the Gerber Daisy die templates. I used the Artisan X-plorer™ Machine with the Metal shim, but felt cuts easily in the Grand Calibur as well. I created a pretty Eyeglass Case made from 100% wool felt.


Supplies:
Materials: 100% Wool Felt: Rose, Pink, Mauve, Dark Mauve and Green, DMC Pink Floss, Needle
Inks: Dark Green Copic Marker

Contest Giveaway

You are more than welcome to leave a comment to this post (I love them!) but in order to be eligible for the giveaway from my blog to win the newly released die set used in this post, you must click the link below and follow the directions there within 48 hours of this posting. 
 
For Contest Entry, click HERE.
 
For official giveaway rules, click HERE.
 
I am just one of many artists participating in Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary Sneak Peek and Giveaway. To see more amazing creations and for another chance to win, make sure you hop over to Linda Duke's blog to see her amazing Sneak Peek!
 
Questions? ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us  (no entries will be accepted at this email address)
 

162 comments:

Karan said...

beautiful flowers Darsie, thanks for sharing the tutorial too.

Seth said...

Stunning Darsie. You have created two beautiful projects using this creative new die. Wonderful!

Sandra Smith said...

I love your card and the Herbert Daisy is awesome. It's my favorite flower fo I'm super excited to be able to create such a realistic one. Hoping more flowers are to come.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Darsie, your flowers are amazing! It looks like you picked one from the garden and put it on your card! Hugs!

LOF said...

Your daisies were so beautiful and your card so elegant.

Jan said...

Love the card and project you created using the beautiful gerbera die. Thanks for sharing.

SJDWolf said...

Fabulous flowers and you make it look soooo easy! Thanks for sharing *hugs* Sarah

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Ginny said...

Beautiful card and the glass case would make a great gift. You make it look so easy.

Julie GM said...

Love both projects! Love that you used the felt too!

grammypat said...

Love those flowers. Gerberas have always been my favourite flower yet I never ever thought of making them on a card. Learned something new again.

Linda B said...

Darsie your Gerber daisy card is absolutely beautiful. Love the new Spellbinder die. Your eyeglass case is awesome.

Maxine D said...

Darsie this is beautiful - love all the details, and thanks for a great tutorial!
Blessings
Maxine

Christine said...

Absolutely stunning Darsie :) xx

Jennifer Reynard said...

Beautifully done!

Deborah Adams said...

Hi, love your video on how to create with the new Create-a-flower: Gerber Daisy die so awesome. I gotta get this one...actually I will probably be collecting these all year. lol
Thanks
Deborah

Just became a follower and signed up for emails. :D

ЛюдяМила said...

This flower so elegant. Absolutely stunning!

Marcia Feeney said...

Darsie,
The flowers you created were delicate and so natural looking. I truly thought that they were real.
I love the color palette.


Elle said...

Lovely...very inspiring

TracyM #6773 said...

AWESOME dies and STUNNING flower - just like the real ones my Mum loves so much!!!

THANK YOU for introducing us to the Gerber Daisy die set and sharing your tutorial, I look forward to trying out your top tips and techniques real soon :)

Melanie Smith said...

Just stunning! Thanks for sharing!!!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Colleen said...

I love Gerber Daisies and your card and glass case are so very lovely. Thanks for the tutorial. Was must helpful. I picked up a few tips by watching.
Enjoy your day

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Darsie,
This Spellbinders trip is not fair because you end up needing all of the new dies because of the endless amount of things that goes through your brain at the one time. I just love the new flower die and like today's embossing folder it is not a want scenario but a need as they are so beautiful. I love both your beautiful projects done with today's titbit. The card is so beautiful i know just the person that i would make that for. The glasses case comes from my other love or one of them, sewing. I like the fact that you can use the dies in material as well because you get more uses for your money.
Thank you Darsie for sharing with us your treasures,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW two awesome projects here too. You really hit it with that flower Darsie, it´s gorgeous, and also the glass case is absolutely amazing, you did an awesome job and the video is awesome too.

Helene said...

This flower so beautifull. Absolutely stunning!

Beck Beattie said...

WOW Darsie as always these project as simply beautiful!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh my this is stunning! Your video is so clear and easy to understand, this die is going to the top of my wish list!! Thank you! Susan x

http://melaniesproductions.blogspot.co.uk said...

stunning Darsie

dskene said...

A felt flower! Would not have thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

Pat S Witney said...

this is such a stunning card. The lattice frame and the flower work beautifully. Can't wait for these to reach the UK.

Eileen Lucas said...

Love how nicely this flower goes together, looks gorgeous. It was wonderful to watch how you put this together. Great projects.

loulou said...

The gerber is gorgeous. Thank you for the wonderful video on how to use this die.

Wendy said...

Beautiful projects thank you for sharing. xx

Corinne said...

Oh WOW, LOVE the flower out of felt and paper, both equally beautiful..
fantastic tutorial, thank you so much
hugs

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the daisy and happy to see it works with felt as well!

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous flower Darcie!! Beautiful projects, TFS
Have a wonderful day!

grandmato19 said...

These flowers look real! I am amazed! Another one for the wish list!

Diane J said...

Your projects are so so so pretty. Just love the colors. The flowers are beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Love the daisy flower! Beautiful tutorial!

Barbara said...

I love Gerber Daisies. You do amazing work. Thanks.

Candida said...

I am speechless... what a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the video.

T Young said...

So much detail in the daisy....love it! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Karen Ratcliffe said...

Hi Darcie
Love the new Gerber daisy die!! It's my daughters favorite flower so could really use it to make her birthday card!!
Really cleaver use on the card and the eyeglass case.
Thanks for the video, always sio helpful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, wow! Those daisies look sooo real. Very pretty. Love the layers and the both of your projects!

Gail said...

Just beautiful! Have to add that die to my wish list!

Carole12 said...

Love the daisy flower! Beautiful tutorial! beautiful cards!

1CRTVCHK said...

Very beautiful cards!

Marge said...

Stunning card using one of my FAV flowers and such a clever use of it for the sweet glasses case! Absolutely a must-HAVE die!!!

Sabrina said...

Such a gorgeous card and eyeglass case!!

Theresa said...

Your card is so elegant. Love it. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Julia said...

This is beautiful! It would make a gorgeous place card setting on reception tables. Your flower is shaded beautifully. And I had no idea felt could be cut! How very cool! Thank you for the excellent tutorial.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I just love the colors in the daisy and the texture, no one can have too many flower dies :)

Laurie said...

So pretty!!

Irene's Creations said...

Wow, that flower is just gorgeous. Love it and thanks for the chance to win.

loftylass said...

Hi Darsie.... love your card and the video. The Gerbera die makes a stunning flower and will be on my wish list. Thank you. x

TLady said...

HOW GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your PAPER DAISY!!!!!! :) AND your other project is FABULOUS TOO!!! THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION & THE TUTORIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!:)

Brenda said...

That flower is GORGEOUS!!!

cebelica said...

This is stunning. So elegant! Hugs! xx

JoanneO said...

Love both projects! Thanks for the tutorial. Your card is beautiful and so is the eye glass case.

Sabrina said...

What a simply beautiful flower - it looks gorgeous against the lattice, too. Hard to have too many flower dies ;-).

Jessica Strider said...

That's a gorgeous new die set. Love the card you made and that cute eyeglass case. :)

Ann w said...

Beautiful flower. Love the video.

Diane said...

Have this die on my wish list. Absolutely love it. The tutorial is great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Johnson said...

Love the flower and it was a great tutorial on how to cut and piece it. Thank you so much. Love the card. :)

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous flowers!! Thank you for the tutorial!! I am starting to make flowers and am like a sponge when it comes to flower tutorials!! TFS!

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful Daisey, beautiful card. Would love to have that die. You make it look so fast and easy, but worth the time. Edna B.

Michele Washburn said...

Beautiful! The Gerber Daisies look real! Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and flower.

KathR said...

Gorgeous card , and such an easy tutorial to follow , can see a wee spending spree coming on..heeheehee!

Judi said...

You make it look so easy. I have steered clear of the 'separate petal' dies in the past but may have to give this one a try. Thanks for a great video. Love your work.

Noreen said...

Lovely card! And what a pretty glasses holder!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Regina Hamilton said...

Your projects are AMAZING, and your flowers are STUNNING.

Lisa said...

Both of your projects are absolutely gorgeous!! The flowers are stunning!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Keti said...

Beautiful flowers and thank you so much for sharing your lovely video tutorial.

Happy and inspiring 2014.
Hugs, Keti

Linda Pekrul said...

Breathtakingly beautiful flower and such a lovely case as well!

Val Southgate said...

A lovely flower and a great tutorial. Thanks! xx

Gretchen Wilson said...

Well I could hardly wait to get up this morning and to see what you have created, but i was a little lazy and cold this am. Your card Darsie is beautiful and the daisies are out of the world. Love, love it.

Mrs B said...

Hi Darsie. Wonderful card and I love the new flower dies. They are going to be a must have! Great video. Takecare.

Amante del Papel said...

it's a super beautiful flower, love the die, is stunning! looks like so real!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a super beautiful flower, love the die, is stunning! looks like so real!

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Darsie! These dies were created especially for you!!! You sure know how to use them and make them look gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial video. That is so helpful to me. GREAT JOB!

Sheryl said...

Wow, the Gerber Daisy looks so real! Amazing.

Becca Feeken said...

Darsie, your creations are beautiful and your daisies are nothing short of spectacular! Well done sweet friend!

Arnette said...

Beautiful card Darsie, and I love the daisies!

Arnette said...

Beautiful card Darsie, and I love the daisies!

Larina M. said...

Gorgeous Daisies and your card is very elegant, love all the details and color tones! Great new die- adding another to the list.Thank You for sharing your creativity and the step by step video!

CathyinMN said...

Such a pretty card, and the flower on the eyeglass case really adds a wonderful touch!

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done Darsie!!!

kReN said...

You just HAD to choose my favorite flower! Your card is fabulous and so inspiring!

Dodge3670 said...

Holy buckets of flowers. These are amazing. I wish I had a ton of money as I would buy these all up. Just beautiful and thank you so much for the video. I would never have thought to ink up a die like that. Just A-MA-ZING!!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Gorgeous daisy projects today!! Loved and pinned!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118641771407931489/

Claire Spielman said...

Brilliant idea to use felt...why didn't I think of that? Thanks for showing us your beautiful projects.
Love the flower!!!!

Stephanie said...

Your flowers are beautiful.

Martha Bailey said...

Beautiful flowers and a thorough tutorial. Thanks for both. This is such an exciting time checking each day to see what you talented designers have created.

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing more beautiful crafts. I am loving that eyeglass case ... and it looks like something I could make too.

Liz said...

Love the card and absolutely love the glass class you created. The flowers look lovely. Liz

JPScraps said...

LOVE. The Gerber Daisy is my favorite flower. The card you created is GORGEOUS!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!! Both of your projects are so beautiful! I love what you have done with the new dies! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Benwah said...

Great projects but I have to say my favorite is the glass case. Thanks
Beneta

Nicole Doiron said...

So elegant! I love the flower die! Thank you so much for sharing!

Donna said...

Beautiful flowers. I love using flowers on my projects. Really enjoyed the tutorial! Thanks!

Michelle W said...

Very Pretty! I love your card! This is a must have die since I love adding flowers to my cards. Thank you for the tutorial and the inspiration.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!! I love your daisies and cards!

Kathy said...

Oh, I love this flower! You make it look easy to create it, too---can't wait to try it myself! Beautiful creations today..thanks for the great tutorial!

Eva Laney said...

Oh I am in love with that Fancy Lattice cut but not as much as your beautiful cards... Gorgeous!!!

Carolyn said...

Your gerber daisy looks so real, and your card is fabulous as well. Thanks for the tutorial that helps a lot should I be lucky enough to win this die.

Sherry Cheever said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love both projects!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous Darsie! I love it. Sure hope I win. Have a wonderful 2014. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous card thank you for the video

Sherry Betz said...


What a gorgeous card !!!!!!!! I really like gerber daisies


Sherry B

Janis said...

WONDERFUL flowers!!! LOVE this die set! Your flowers and projects are spectacular.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Jeniff said...

Beautiful projects!

F said...

Love your projects and daisies are my favorite flowers! This is going to the top of my list!

Alicia DiCarlo said...

What a lovely flower and beautiful card.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork! Thanks for the video tutorial! You make it look so easy!

Allison Cope said...

Stunning Darsie! I love the texture the dies add to the flower petals! Two wonderful projects!

terri feierabend said...

Love the colors you chose.. Very Striking

Linda D said...

Stunning Darsie! I love that flower :)

Lagene said...

Gorgeous flower and beautiful card! Thanks for the video!

kathy s said...

darcy i am loving these flower dies and your inspiration make me want them even more- thanks for sharing

kathy s said...

darcy i am loving these flower dies and your inspiration make me want them even more- thanks for sharing

nancy said...

Both your daisy creations were just beautiful! That is one great die!

Rea said...

Beautiful creations, love the Daisy and that lattice panel is so sweet.

bhelenj said...

Very beautiful projects.

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow Darsie you showcased these new dies amazingly! Stunning projects!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wow...these are fabulous!!!

Darlene K Campbell said...

Wow, I would never have guessed that you made that daisy petal by petal. Beautiful and happy to see you work on video becasue I am very new to using dies etc.

Karen L K said...

Thanks for showing different types of things you can do with the dies such as cut felt. The flower on the card is super nice and that glasses case looks great too.

Rajni Chawla said...

Wonderful creation Darsie...and the bloom is just fantastic!!

margit salchner said...

beautiful card great video to
TFS Margit

Karen W said...

Beautiful Darsie, thanks for the video, it's always so much better to "see" it and read about it. Your creations are just gorgeous!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

This die cut is rather simple but your choice of color and the rest of the design was inspired! Thank you for the tutorial!

Sherry said...

Darcie what a beautifully designed card, soft.. elegant and your flower looks freshly picked! FAB-ulous!!

pennyd said...

Gorgeous! Your flower is so realistic, I need to practice!!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Wow....stunning....absolutely love that daisy!

Becky said...

wow & wow.. these are stunning.

Donna Oates said...

Simply gorgeous flower and card! So elegant and feminine!

Gail said...

Great dies. Would be inspiring and fun.

Lee said...

Holy Moley those flowers are just stunning! Absolutely gorgeous cards!

Karien said...

Love that Gerber daisy to bits!

ladybug458 said...

Hi,
This is the first time I have visited your blog. You do beautiful work.
I enjoyed your video. The coloring of the flower petals is beautiful.
I will return.

Love crafts forever said...

Fun die, and i just can't believe how beautiful flower look after you put all together. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
I need to subscribe to your You Tube Chanel, so i can see more of your gorgeous projects.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs Nataliya

Maureen Reiss said...

These are gorgeous!! Thes flowers look sooo real!!

Vail said...

Lovely card, and the video was great.

Carole12 said...

WOW! J'Aime beaucoup le nouveau die.

Meg Guerrant said...

Beautiful. Would love to win some new dies. Thanks

Meg Guerrant said...

Beautiful. Would love to win some new dies. Thanks

Katya said...

Amazing projects. Love the gerber daisy it's so pretty. Thank you so much for the video tutorial as well as the eyeglass case- OMG what a great idea to give my mom something like this. I love it and she would love it too.

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful card Darsie. Love these dies. Thanks for the tutorial.
Marcie

Maksnana said...

Love that die. thanks for sharing your awesome projects. hugs Carmen

Creative Crafter said...

I love your creativity and the new dies from Spellbinders. Thank you. Blessings

Sylvia said...

Beautiful dies, Darsie, love your daisy, thanks for the tutorial! Such lovely projects but I thought since you were last that you were on Friday! Sorry to be so late coming by!

Jo Murray said...

Thanks for all the info. It looks easy with Spellbinders....and gorgeous.

BethAnn M said...

Just found your blog through the Spellbinders contest. Love that card, and now, I'm going to follow you. Thank you for the lovely idea.

Debbie Olson said...

Gorgeous, Darsie! I need this die set for sure!

Elizabeth C said...

Love it!

Tine said...

Loved the video tutorial. Fab card.

jennifer said...

Gorgeous card!

Jackiekg said...

Beautiful card, and excellent tutorial on
making flowers with the great dies!

Laura Strack said...

Wow, what a gorgeous flower and card. It truly looks like the real deal! Love that die. Thank you for the video, too. It is always so helpful.

Emily H said...

Wow! It is incredible how you use dies!