Monday, August 15, 2011

Lil' Inker Rainbow Dies made that?

It's no secret, I LOVE dies.  Particularly ones that can be used for "other" things.  I'm here today to show off the Rainbow Dies from Lil' Inker Designs.  My daughter does not let me do her hair..........just a bow or barrette.  Nothing fancy.  But she's still all girl!  I do not want to say how many photos it took to get this one that I liked!




I wanted to make a flower for her hair out of the rainbow die and did using felt!!  Let's see how I did it.  I started with a small scalloped circle as a base for my flower.  After diecutting the small rainbow 4 times, I had my "petals" and began adhering them in the pattern I wanted using a hot glue gun.  Then again with another layer on top of that.



I was then ready to attach my button to the center.  I chose a Lemon Tart button from my stash and sewed it on using embroidery floss.



Next up is the leaves.  I die cut another rainbow ONE time using Simply Chartreuse felt.  Using all three parts of the rainbow, I staggered them together to make my "leaf" as shown below.





Then this leaf trio was tucked under the petal layer and glued using more hot glue.  Here is the finished flower.


The last step is to sew the flower on to the hair clip......I only had to use 2 stitches for this particular clip and it holds it well.



And one last shot of the flower in my daughter's hair.  Just so cute!  We went to my local farmer's market this past Saturday and she wore it there.  She had lots of compliments on it especially from some of the vendors that sold girls hair accessories!!!



Does this give you any ideas in using the Lil' Inker rainbow die?  I hope I've inspired you today to find new uses for some of your dies in your stash.  Besides, you may just come up with something pretty neat......at least in your kids' eyes!

{Rainbow Flower Hair Clip}
Die:  Rainbows and Clouds Dies (Lil' Inker Designs) 
Misc:  Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse Felt (PTI), Scallop Circle Die (PTI), Lemon Tart Button (PTI), White Embroidery Floss (DMC), Hot Glue Gun, Hair Clip

22 comments:

Sue Ann said...

OH MY GOODNESS ....... she is so cute and the fabulous felt hair comb really shows off her beautiful face. You can see she still has hair growing in with those little pieces in the front ADORABLE!!!

Keva said...

Amy, this is adorable! You did a fabulous job.

Lindsay said...

Sooo cute Amy! Great work on that barrette! Your daughter is adorable!

Christina said...

You are so clever! Your daughter looks adorable, and she's so lucky to have a crafty mom like you to help her accessorize!

Stephanie said...

This is just precious......Your daughter is, too! ;-) Love it, Amy!

Jen Carter said...

She has the most adorable smile! I love this lots!! It is so super, super cute! Love how the leaves turned out too!

Sarah said...

That is just so cute!

Leigh said...

This is fabulous!! I love it!

AnitaRex said...

Amy this is such a creative great idea! One of the best hair pins I've seen in a while! Love how you used a rainbow die to make a flower!

Sara Mac said...

Oh my goodness, you are going to have me buying those dies yet. Stop the cuteness! LOL!! Love it Amy.

Marisa said...

Your daughter sure looks like you :) Darling picture (was worth all the trying) and love the clip you created! Perfect for birthday party goodie bags!

Karen B. said...

Such a super cute and fun idea! Love the color choices too! I just received my first ever Lil' Inkers products and I'm excited to try them out!

Eva said...

She is adorable and the hair piece is cute too!

Heather Jensen said...

How stinkin' cute is that! I think a handmade hair pretty is better than a bought one any day. Love it! :)

christy compton hall said...

Ingenious!!! Your DD looks adorable in this bow. I know what you mean about all the shots it take to get it perfect. ;)

Laura Isham said...

So clever! What a cute idea and a cute girl! TFS!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a cutie! And such a sweet, little clip!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a CLEVER idea, Amy!!! And your little girl is a cutie pie!!!

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, Amy!!!! Your daughter is SOOO cute! I love love love love love the hair accessorie made with the Rainbow die!!! Brilliant!!

kasia c. said...

HOw fabulous is that? LOVE what you created with that die, genius. :)
Adorable model too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, this is genius and I LOVE the way it looks on your daughter. So adorable!

reeree62 said...

Just beautiful! Very creative. Your daughter is precious!

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