I love to make flowers for use in my artwork. Stampin' Up! offers many different supplies that can be used to create a wide variety in a multitude of mediums. There truly is something for everyone.
Although we are in the midst of winter, I feel safe posting spring-like images to share with you. Afterall, I live in Santa Barbara, where flowers can bloom all year round! And, to make this series even more interesting, I'm trying out a new-to-me 'technology' as well - video tutorials! Some of the flowers I will be creating will be a little more detailed than others, and I'm hoping that the videos will help my more visual learners.
I would like to start by sharing with you a new favorite - the Gerbera Daisy. The Daisies #2 Big Shot Die readily creates daisies without too much effort, and you have seen me use them many times in the past. However, to truly get the look of a Gerbera Daisy, I felt I needed to take it just a bit further. This is my effort to perfect that look. Enjoy the youtube video below and feel free to share what you like about it or what could be improved in the comments section of this post:
I thought I'd also share some information about the symbolic meaning of Gerbera Daisies. My research revealed that while the general family of Dasies represent innocence and purity, the Gerbera variety also represents cheerfulness due to the assortment of colors available. Who doesn't need a little cheerfulness in their life? I'll be adding these flowers to get well gifts, birthday projects, and thinking of you items to bring some cheerfulness into the lives of my friends and families.
And check back in a few days, I'll be providing a .pdf version of this tutorial for those of you who prefer to have directions in hand.