Sizzix Inspiration | Birthday Blessings Zinnia by Anna Wight

Hi friends! Anna Wight here, sharing some Sizzix inspiration using the new Zinnia Flower framelit set from Susan's Garden.

Sizzix Inspiration | Birthday Blessings Zinnia by Anna Wight

Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers to grow. They are so cheerful, and I love that they grow in such a variety of colors, sizes, and even petal arrangement. Some have single layers of petals, and others are so full they're almost round! Beautiful pink, red, yellow, orange, purple and even striped Zinnias make any garden beautiful!

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To make the Zinnia for my card, I started by die cutting the flower parts several times so that I had lots of pieces to layer together to create a fuller flower. I used watercolor paper for the large petals and leaves, and a buttery yellow card stock for the smaller flowers that would eventually sit in the middle of the larger Zinnia.

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Once I had all the pieces die cut, I colored the white watercolor paper by pressing the pieces face down into various colors of Distress Ink on my craft sheet. For the petals I used a combination of Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. I did the same coloring technique with the leaves and stamen as well, only using green and brown ink colors instead.

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Once the ink was dry, I adhered the layers of the flower together using a quick drying white glue.

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I love how the various colors of ink settled on the petals of the flower, leaving each petal unique.

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Once my flower was assembled and the glue was dry, I adhered the flower to a piece of watercolor paper that I'd painted with various colors of blue Distress Ink. I tattered up the edges of the watercolor panel, and even added a few faux stitching lines for visual interest. The sentiment banner was made with watercolor paper, and stamped with the sentiment "Birthday Blessings".

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I added a few other paper flowers, buttons, and pearls from my stash, and finally added a butterfly from the Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy die. The butterfly was watercolored and glittered for lots of sparkle and shine.

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Making the Zinnia flower as the focal piece of my card was fun and easy! And because Zinnias grow in such a variety of colors, the creativity one can have with this set of dies is really endless! I look forward to making more Zinnias, that's for sure!

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to create your own beautiful flowers!

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Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Paper: Watercolor Paper, Card Stock | Stamp: Cheers To You cling mount set from Whipper Snapper Designs | Ink: Distress Ink; Jet Black StazOn | Adhesive: Tombow Mono-Multi; Ad Tech Hot Glue | Misc: Paper flowers, buttons, string, tracing wheel, pearls, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Ultra Fine Glitter

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