Creativity Unlocked feat. Dreamy Daylilies | 3 Ways to add Interest to Florals

by Michelle

7 15 2023 Creativity Unlocked Header ImageHello there, Michelle here with Terrific Tags with Michelle and another edition of Creativity Unlocked featuring Dreamy Daylilies. The Dreamy Daylilies collection features a 3D Embossing Folder, coordinating Die and Simple Coloring Stencils.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new set! 

7 15 2023 Creativity Unlocked Projects Collage Dreamy Daylilies

Dreamy Daylilies

Did you know daylilies come in an almost unlimited array of spectacular colors and bi-colors? The Dreamy Daylilies 3D Embossing Folder showcases an arrangement of two gorgeously blooming daylilies. Bring these beautiful blooms to life with their coordinating simple coloring stencil set and die!

Today, I am sharing three ways to add interest to the daylilies in a clean and simple way.

Dreamy Daylilies

1. Add Interest with Embossing

I started off by die cutting a Terrific Tag Die from Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock. I placed it inside of the Dreamy Daylilies 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.

Even without adding any color to the flowers, it already looks so beautiful with the embossing! The folder adds so much texture to the image.

Dreamy Daylilies

2. Add 2 Shades of Color

I placed the tag on to the Low-Tack Sticky Mat to hold it in place while I add ink blending on top. I placed the first stencil from Dreamy Daylilies Simple Coloring Stencil Set on top and allowed the Sticky Mat to keep it in place.

Using a Mini Blending Brush, I added purple ink (Shades of Purple Crisp Dye Ink Collection) around the outer edges of the petals. I blended Deep Iris on first and then deepened the color with Midnight Violet, just on the very outer edges.

Using a Detailed Blending Brush, I added yellow to the centers with Sunray and Chamomile inks, from the Golden Sunset Fresh Dye Ink Collection. I used the detailed brush to really focus the color to the centers of the flowers, so that it did not blend with the purple and get a muddy color.

Dreamy Daylilies

For the leaves, I used Green Valley Crisp Dye Ink Collection – Firefly, Grass Field and Shadow Creek.

3. Add Detail with Dual Tip Pens

I think the flowers look pretty as is, but I wanted to add some more interest to them, so I took the Chamomile Dual Tip Pen (Tahitian Terrace set) and added dots to the centers of the Dreamy Daylilies flowers. Whilst this is pretty subtle as it is tone-on-tone, I really think it adds a lot of interest to the flowers.

I die cut another tag from white cardstock and adhered it to the back of the inked one using Glue Tape. This ensures that the back of the tag is clean and gives me somewhere to write a personal message.

Dreamy Daylilies

I stamped a sentiment from the Bold Sentiments Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Obsidian Pigment Ink and cut it into a strip.

Since you can see the white core of the cardstock around the edges, I went around it using a Fine Liner Pen (brush tip) to paint the edges and neaten it up. It was adhered to the tag using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and tied in a bow.

Aren't the Dreamy Daylilies just gorgeous? I absolutely love them! I hope I have inspired you to try adding interest to florals in a clean and simple way. You can watch the full process video below or over on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp and die set!

Altenew Dreamy Daylilies set Elize de VisserThe combination of the delicate daylily blooms and the graceful leaves creates a captivating composition. The intricate details and the use of vibrant colors make this card's design come to life, exuding a sense of elegance and beauty. 

Altenew Dreamy Daylilies Dye Inks Sincere Sentiments1wm Erum TasneemThe level of detail and intricacy in this design is absolutely remarkable. Erum has beautifully captured the delicate petals and intricate patterns of the daylilies, creating a sense of realism and depth. 

Altenew Dreamy Dayliliesblue Ericka Strange scaledEricka skillfully crafted the graceful contours of the daylily flowers and leaves, resulting in a design that is both realistic and visually captivating. The intricate details of the petals and the subtle shading bring the design to life, making it truly stand out.

Altenew Dreamy Daylilies Botanical 3d embossing folder Dreamy Daylilies die Dreamy daylilies simple coloring stencil Dotted Waves debossing cover die Altenew dye inks Nora NiskanenThe intricate details and vibrant colors of the daylilies are captured beautifully in this card. Nora's card is a truly mesmerizing and enchanting piece of art. 

Did we inspire you to create beautiful crafts with the Dreamy Daylilies? What projects do you have in mind featuring this design? Feel free to let us know in the comments below!

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Sheri Kempke July 15, 2023 - 3:25 PM

Thanks for the inspiration! I just ordered this embossing folder–love what you have done with it!

Debbie S. SCHENZ July 15, 2023 - 7:22 PM

All of your cards are stunning, just gorgeous!


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