We at Lil’ Inker Designs are so excited to bring you our new Fringe Flower Die just released September 19th! Here is a photo tutorial using our new die which we think you’ll find easy and fun to use and VERY versatile for use with tags, cards, scrap pages, gift embellishments, home décor and MORE!!
Meet the Fringe Flower Die! It’s a long, narrow die measuring 8.5 in long by 1.25 inches wide.
Start by laying out your die on your die cutting machine with your medium of choice. Our die works well with any leading die cutting machine (see the end of this tutorial for use with CuttleBug) but the purposes of this tutorial we will be working with felt.
Once passed through your machine you will cut a long strip that has slits in the center.
Fold the cut piece in half lengthwise….
And begin to roll your strip to form your flower.
When finished rolling, your flower will look like this (above) and will be approximately 1.25 inches in size.
Your flower can easily be secured with hot glue which works super with felt or glue dots if working with paper.
For the purposes of this tutorial I temporarily secured with a pin. This is a picture of the flower’s underside. As you can see here it’s tightly rolled.
I like to cut my die piece in the middle and make 2 smaller flowers from one piece of felt. Roll and secure in the same fashion as mentioned above.
Here I added some paper leaves cut free hand which I bent lightly using my fingers and hot glued to the sides of my flower. The center of the flower can even be embellished for a whole different look!
This is a fun little thank you tag I made using my embellished flower above.
This die also makes cute paper flowers (pictured top right). Or even a small, six petal flower (pictured bottom right).
Have FUN making Fringe Flowers!
CuttleBug users can use this die with standard cutting plates. HERE is a link to a tutorial using the Fringe Flower Die and a CuttleBug machine courtesy of Design Team Member Sarah Jay.