One of the very first dies I ever bought was the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals die. I have used that die for so many die cutting projects and classes that I couldn't even begin to count the number of flowers I have cut with it. It is just hands down a must-have die. Just the same way you have scissors in your crafting tools, you need this die as well! Forget buying pre-made flowers, this die lets you cut your own over and over again!
I was super excited this week when Tim posted a challenge on his blog featuring this die. Sometimes we get so excited about new designs that we forget about old favorites. The Tattered Florals is definitely an old favorite of mine and seeing it get a special shout out made me smile! I could not wait to play along and create something with it for the challenge.
For my project, I decided to embellish a vintage hat with vintage millinery style flowers. Since the Tattered Florals die is a steel rule die (one with the thick case) it can cut a number of different materials. For some materials, like the fabric I used, you can multiple layers at one time, making the creative process even faster and easier.
One of my favorite fabrics to die cut is crinoline. I love the way it can be dyed and the way flowers made with it resemble vintage style fabric millinery flowers. I posted a step-by-step tutorial on my blog showing how I created these flowers. I hope you will stop by and take a look!
There are tutorials and prizes on both blogs (mine and Tim's) so be sure and visit both!
Tim's blog: http://timholtz.com/tattered-floral-challenge/