Then I found all these ! If you've not used these dies before they are a long thin Sizzlit die which will cut through paper and thin card. They won't cut through Grunge Paper like the larger Sizzix dies.
I thought I'd show you how to make a shabby flower and I've used the Tattered Flowers strip die and Kraft Glassine paper to cut several flowers.
I then painted the flowers with acrylic paint. I dried the paint and because of the Kraft Glassine the wax melted and leaves a lovely finish.
I then layered the flowers up making sure there was quite a small one in the centre secured by a brad.
The reason a small flower is needed in the centre is because the petals are used to cover the brad. I saw this over on the lovely Laura's blog and thought it was a brilliant idea and so simple !
I cut lots of swirls from the Festive Greenery die and painted them with acrylic paint too. These make great embellishments for all of your projects.
This is the final card that I've used the flowers and the swirls on. I've also used the Ticket strip die too, which is great as the tickets are perforated so give the rough edge when you separate them.
In the below project I've made some more flowers using the same technique and I've also added a little metal bead in the centre.
On the below card I used the Tattered Flower strip die and dipped the flowers into UTEE.
I hope you've enjoyed this look at the strip dies and remember that they all have 15% off !