Feb 16 2011

Spellbinders – Romantic Fan

This is the last design in the Valentine’s series.  I’m a few days late in getting the pictures edited and posting them. This is my favorite of the Valentine’s designs, I absolutely adore fans.  I have a replica of an old vintage fan that I used as a template to make the four fan blades for this fan. After cutting the blades, I sponged the edges with Distress inks. As you can see, I’ve incorporated the Elegant Posts into this design. Links to Spellbinders™ dies used in the design are at the bottom of this post.

I used a lot of leaf sprays in the design. I am thrilled with the Foliage dies, not only did I make liberal use of the rose leaves, I was able to incorporate the fern die into this design.

I love the dimension shown in this photo, a little bit of layering going on with the leaves and roses.

I captured one fan blade in this photo to provide you with a close up. Each blade is around eight-to-nine inches in height and about two-and-a-half inches wide at the widest point. To support the weight of the flowers and leaves, I backed the blades with poster board. I love the tendrils and was able to get a good shot here.

I used the same leaves for the tail of the fan that I used on the Wall Hanging to tie the designs together, as well as the black silk bow and tails.

The pompoms are adorable and super simple.  I adhered two small roses together (back-to-back), sandwiching the 1/8″ black silk ribbon between them.

The fan is about 14-to-15 inches across and about 11-to-13 inches in height. A very pretty decoration to be framed and hung on a wall or to be placed on a side table as a decoration.

I was excited to see two of my Valentine’s designs featured on the Diva Craft Lounge site in an interview with the owner of Spellbinders, Stacey Caron. If you’re interested in seeing the new Grand Calibur in action, click on the link. Stacey demonstrates cutting and embossing with it, as well as shows several of the new dies, two of my designs and a few designs of other designers.

TUTORIALS for making the flowers:

Flower Tutorial Part I

Flower Tutorial Part II

Flower Tutorial Part III

Flower Tutorial Part IV

Tools I use for optimum results in making the flowers and embossing the leaves:

Embossing Pad A5

Embossing Tool – Extra Small (for leaf veins)

Embossing Tool – Small Ball (for small flowers, leaves and butterflies)

Embossing Tool – Large Ball (for mid-size flowers and leaves)

Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (4.5mm) (for large flowers and leaves)

Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (6mm) (for large flowers and leaves)

Supplies used on the above design:

Paper:  Fiesta Red, Moss Green, Olive Green, Black, Spring Green, Christmas Red

Ink:  Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks, Old Olive and Always Artichoke (SU), Port Red (Memories)

Spellbinders™ DiesGrand CaliburS4-157 Sunflower Set OneS5-032 Elegant Posts; S4-058 Daisy HeadsS4-328 FoliageS4-312 Blossom Three (Spellbinders Paper Arts)

Ribbon:  1/8″ Black Silk RibbonSmall Bow Easy (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Misc.:  Feathers (Silk Warehouse), Black and Gold Glass Beads (Michael’s), Lady Bug Sew On Brass Bead, Sponges, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Embossing ToolsEmbossing Pad (A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Paper Hugs,


30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Spellbinders – Romantic Fan”

  1. Susie says:

    I just watched the video. {{{Jerri}}}, you are a Rock Star! How thrilling to see your projects at CHA. You’ve put a lot of talent, skill, and creativity into the Valentine series – and it shows!!

    And, you’ve demonstrated the versatility of the Spellbinders products to their fullest. I’ve enjoyed the series Jerri.

  2. Kittie says:

    The fan is so creative and I love all of your flower and leaf creations, Jerri!

  3. Heather Peel says:

    Hi Jerri. well you have made an awesome collection.Once again. everyone will be rushing out to buy spellbinders now .after seeing what can be achieved ,seeing your work .your flowers and creations ,in my opinion are second to none ive seen around .And i do wander around lots of sites ,blogs etc.you uttererly amaze me with every new creation of art .yours are all special peices of art .just keep them coming .To give us all inspiration ,and something to aspire to .Cant wait to get a hold of the new foliage dies and blossom 3 as well .please can i ask .Have you disress inks on the foliage leaves after you have cut them .?I love the two toned look .or have you wiped some other colour over the top of the leaves /.Hope you dont mind me asking you .Is the card stock .core denations maybe ?.looking so forward to your next creations .in the making.hugs Heather

  4. Gorgeous as all your projects are!

  5. Marja says:

    What a great and beautiful combination and composition.

    Greet from Holland

  6. Sandra ltb says:

    amazing … just amazing!
    Sandra ltb

  7. Exquisite creations…..I’m so enchanted!!!!! Thank you for sharing….

  8. Mickie says:

    Totally awesome girl. You are so very talented an Spellbinders is lucky to have you!!

  9. Dorothy says:

    Very pretty.

  10. Jen says:

    Wow I have to say you put alot of hard work into this project but sure was worth it in the end thank u so much for sharing all of the projects and the great tips

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  12. Frances says:

    This is a lovely, exquisite project, gorgeously done..of course, by you!!! Hugs, Frances.

  13. Oh my just gorgeous, you are so very creative and have done an excellent job of showcasing these dies, can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  14. Diane says:

    I watched the video, how cool to have your projects showcased. Today’s fan is gorgeous, if you keep this up they won’t be able to keep these flowers in stock! Definitely on my wish list, then again everything you use shows up on my wish list, lol.

  15. Chelsea says:

    Another gorgeous piece in the collection! Absolutely exquisite.

  16. Jessica says:

    Hey Jerri, what a lovely fan! It made me think of the fans used by southern women in the days before air conditioning. Almost every church put them on every pew. And the ladies whipped up quite a breeze when they all got them going at once. 🙂 Of course yours are much prettier as they usually had an advertisement for the local hardware store on theirs! lol I’m sure there were a few ladies who had their own fans, but I know they still woudn’t have been nearly as lovely as yours! TFS
    Hugs, Jess

  17. Beth Norman says:

    So beautiful. What a lot of patience you have. You added a lovely little touch–a ladybug.

  18. Sheila - UK says:

    Just sooooooo romantic Jerri and so stunning!! Oh I adore your work. Well done once again and thank you so much for shating it all with us.

    Love Sheila xx

  19. Jessica says:

    Oh wow, how cool is that to have your lovely creation be the big show at the big show! Congrats sweetie! I knew you had the right stuff! And we can all say we knew you when! lol You must be walking on air!
    Hugs, Jess

  20. Tracy says:

    There are no words Jerri . . . Congrats on your feature at DCL!

  21. Edna Siu says:

    Lovely, Jerri, you are making the Spellbinder out of its most.

  22. Angela says:

    Oh that is beautiful!!! So romantic! hugs, Angela

  23. Anne says:

    Hi Jerri, Lovely creation again…over the top…jaw dropping….you always stun people with your creativity!! I do not know how to achieve anything without stealing some of your ideas!! Congrats also for featuring your project on DCL!! 🙂 Keep up your great creations with SB!!!

  24. velta says:

    Of course you did this to the Nth degree Jerri! My goodness it does not get any better than this…If I were a jealous or envious person, I would never comment on your creations…but I am just not that way…I think it is because I am so happy for you and your gift of creating AND because you are such an inspiration for me….My grandson saw a new card I made this morning while taking him to daycare…he said ” GiGi Tis is Beautimus!…does it get any better that that? I don’t think so 🙂

  25. Rose Ann says:

    Your fan spray is absolutely stunning, Jerri!!

  26. Cindy Lou says:

    I wonder if we all wave your gorgeous fan at our faces, if it will blow a gentle breeze of total inspiration into our faces!?! You know that you are my go to inspiration, you are so creative and I still say, you need to take your creations to a gallery! There are all sorts of things that are not nearly as creative in the art galleries around here, and I know the intricate attention to detail would wow everyone who looked. You my dear Jerri, are my out of the box, favorite paper genius! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to see what you are up to next! Have a great week, blessings

  27. Jenny Gropp says:

    the details….. omg. You knock my socks off — every creation is stunning.

  28. Pauline says:

    Hi Jerri

    I just wanted to say how much I love your work. You are super talented and everything you create is amazing. Is there any chance you will be doing another YouTube video on how to create your wonderful flowers that you have used in the fan and in your bridal collection. Your written tutorial is great but there is nothing like seeing the master at work. It would be fantastic to watch you actually making them. I can’t wait to see what your next creation will be. Thanks for sharing with us.

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