I know I already shared that Shabby Posies is my favorite flower die set… but Pinked Posies comes close to tying for first. I love cutting things with pinking sheers. I have since I was a kid. I remember when I traded school photos with a friend in elementary school, her mom had cut her photos apart with a pair. I was totally in love. Since them I have pinked the edges of all types of crafty things. When I was designing my flower dies, it just seemed natural to include pinked edges on a few!
I knew they would be a fun flower, but when first tested the sample die and made my first flower with it I fell in love. Talk about versatile! Not only is the pinked edge fun and great for adding texture and interest, it makes perfect Marigolds and Pinks! Make a flower with tons of layers and you can have a Mum! There are just so many options here!
The two flowers are two different shapes. You could layer them together, but I love them best in multiple layers of the same flower. The smaller flower works great in a single layer as shown above.
I die cut the flowers from crinoline and colored them using Distress Inks and Stains. I assembled the flowers using floral wire, tape, and stamens the same way I have shown in the tutorials listed in my millinery gallery. I used the leaves from my Pom Pom Posies die.
I used assorted vintage flower stamens from my stash. Check out eBay and Etsy for them, they are easy to find. You can also find them in white in the cake decorating sections of craft stores. You can color them easily with inks.
I made the large round flower centers using beads and alcohol inks. You can find a full tutorial for those here: Beaded Flower Centers.
For the display at the show, I created a small flag with the flower die name on a Frayed Tabs die cut. I used a vintage hat pin as the post for the flag. The stamps are one of my long time favorites, Printers Type from Hero Arts (linked in the supply list below).
Like most of the other flowers, I displayed this set in a vintage jar filled with vintage buttons or beads. Last fall I visited Spellbinders HQ in Phoenix. While there I snuck in a little bit of junking. This jar is one of the treasures I found. I smile every time I see it! I love the happy little family and of course the word happy, which was one of the words I focused on with my stamps and my display. I wanted it all to be a big dose of happy! 😉