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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

WOYWW #152- Shapeabilities Spiral Blossoms

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  This is whats on my desk today- actually for the last few days as I have tried to get to grips with the blasted things,lol. For the life of me I could not figure out HOW I was going to get something that looked like a flower out of this:
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After much trial and error, mainly error, I might add, someone pointed me to a You Tube vid,which gave me the answer. I had already tried there, but didn’t get a lot from what I could find. I am really surprised that there is nothing on the Spellbinders site as to exactly how you do these. Maybe its just me being dumb? I could find plenty on the usual Die-cut flowers, but not these Spiral ones. Anyway, I found one showing these dies, and discovered that A) you start rolling from the thinnest end( I had tried both), and B) it won’t look anything like a flower till its completely finished!
The dies, by the way, are Spiral Blossom 1 on the right, and Spiral Blossom 3 on the left.
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                                                                    So you start rolling them really tightly….   keep rolling….
                     I’m not left handed, by the way, I had the camera in my right hand Smile    …….IMG_6215 w 
keeping it tightly rolled till you get to the end…

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Now you let the flower go…… and it unfolds a little….Add some glue( I used a hot glue gun) to the large end piece, which is actually the base the flower sits on……..and hold it together for a few seconds.
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Your flowers can be adjusted for how tight they are before you press it into the glue.

IMG_6224 wThis is Spiral Blossom 1,( on the left) which is quite Rose-like.I think  Number 3 (the black one) looks more like a Water lily.
You can ink the edges of the petals first, and fold them a little for a pretty effect.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I will say these are VERY dimensional,( about 1”, or 2.5cm high) so you would need to make a presentation box for a card. 
So thats it for me. Pop over to the Amazing Julia Dunnits, at The Stamping Ground, for this weeks Worldwide Workdesk Wander- let us all come see what you’ve been up to.
I don’t know how this post is going to look to everyone, so if its not appearing very well, please let me know in your comments. I’ve been having loads of trouble with Blogger- it just won’t let me add any images to my posts. I’m pretty sure its a Firefox update thats caused it, but for now I am trying Livewriter, from Microsofts Essentials, so it will be interesting to see if this works. I can post in Internet Explorer, but I don’t like having to use that!


Annie said...

Awwww these are really beautiful. I'm so glad you've mastered the art of making them.
A x #60

Queen Of Toys said...

"Really beautiful flowers,must look into some of these dies as I love making flowers. Thanks for sharing your desk.

Eliza #19

Claire said...

now that looks seriously fiddly!!! amazing to see the process - thank you :)
no. 82

Lavinia said...

I love the dies! They look so easy once you get going. I have one, but as of yet not used it! I like the black card too, black flowers, cool!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...we can never tire of flowers no matter what their shape or shape, these look fiddely to make but so worth the time & effort...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Karen said...

They look lovely, well done on mastering the technique :)

Have a great WOYWW and a lovely week, hugs, Karen xx #12

kay said...

well done on cracking the flowers
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #38

SusanLotus said...

Thanks for sharing how to do. Great dies and beautiful flowers!

Susan, nr 104 WOYWW

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I can't add photos to my blog from Firefox at home (but I can at work--if I were to do such a horrible thing like personal stuff on company time, which of course I would never do). I don't get it. I've seen those Spellbinder dies around and wondered what the end result was. So thanks for showing them off. I like those flowers but surely they are very dimensional. I know very lumpy things are big on cards right now, but how do you mail those things? Lots of boxes!

Marnie said...

Lovely flowers and tutorial.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

The flowers are wonderful. I couldn't see how they would become flowers either so I must be dense.

Thanks for the little tutorial!!

Kay #33


Great dies and gorgeous flowers!
Happy WOYWW!

Anne said...

They look lovely and well done for finally getting it worked out. I don't have any yet but would like them. Sorry not visited you for a while but I have just been sooooooooo busy and have only managed a few each wek. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

May said...

Gorgeous flowers... never tired them but with your tutorial I will have a go...thank you.. Hugs May x x x#32

Hazel said...

Gorgeous flowers - think I need some of these - thanks for sharing - Hazel #10 x

RosC said...

This rolled flower is lovely, Shaz. I very nearly purchased the No 1 Blossom die yesterday but wasn't sure about it. Your photos are certainly helpful.
Thanks for sharing.
Ros. #178

SuziesImaginarium said...

Oh, wow, I am so glad to see that you got that figured out. They are sooo pretty! Never would have imagined they would be so pretty! Happy late WOYWW #130

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a fabulous collection of flower dies. How jealous am I??? ;)

I'm a bit late doing my rounds this week....phew... glad it's Friday! Happy WOYWW Asia #52

Ps. I’m celebrating my 2nd Blogaversary and have a sweet little candy for grabs ;-).

MaggieC said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for your visit this week. I am so late in replying to everyone again. At least the floods seem to be going down. Our fallen tree has also disappeared. A neighbour beat us to the useful wood, and the council has removed the rest. So far, posting images has not been too much of a problem for me, fingers crossed, but I am having problems sending emails at times, and so is our friend in Birmingham, also with Virgin. We can't win. I shall be busy over the next couple of weeks, cooking and doing other things ready to go away, just for one week (must have some cheese scones). Hope your roof etc is progressing well. Have a good week. xx Maggie #93

Anonymous said...

Well done on working out how to make that spiral into a flower! The flowers are gorgeous and black ones especially :)