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Embrace the botanic beauty of David Tutera's Sizzix Paper Flower Collection as he pairs with Jen Long to transform his rich papers into inspirational blooms that can adorn your wedding, party, or home. Follow along with the best in the industry as you master the fundamentals of paper flower design, including cutting techniques for petals, using the indispensable Crease and Curl tool and applying texture. You will love the wonder and whimsy that these stylish stems can add to your celebrations. Unlock a veritable garden of creativity as you allow your imagination to bloom with David as your guide.
Acclaimed wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera dishes the dirt about his passion for flowers and how he first came to love them at an early age. He shares how he came to know all things botanical, and that his background is very much connected with the stunning paper perennials he is known for today. You will learn the proper placement and use of these paper flowers for events, as well as tips and tricks gleaned from David's years of industry expertise and experience. Excitement will build as you discover that your Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine can be used to transform your entire affair, from fashion accessory to cake adornment, to bridesmaid's bouquets to table decor. The possibilities to infuse the paper flower trend into your garden party are endless!
Sweeten your celebration as acclaimed wedding expert David Tutera and Sizzix Creative Director Jen Long demonstrate the basics of how to decorate a small sweetheart wedding cake using paper flowers. Watch as they break down the techniques and share tips for designing petals and arranging the flowers to create a collection of unique, smaller cakes that are a more budget-friendly option. Learn coordinating favor and design options that will bring your look together to create a polished and timeless gala. This lesson will plant a seed that will grow into a lush garden of ideas for your next celebration.
Capture a picture-perfect party as David and Jen share easy tips and tricks for creating paper rose-framed props that will have your guests snapping away at the photo booth! Explore how to add customization by choosing your visual preferences through the use of tools that add unique texture and dimension to your flowers. Transform your die cut flowers into realistic buds by applying simple techniques shared with you in this lesson. You will love learning how to decorate an empty frame using the large, small, and medium flowers that can then be used for home decor after your celebration. So, put on your best party dress and flash that smile--it's time to shine!
Discover how David takes simple banquet chairs from wimpy...to WOW! You will fall in love with these large-scale realistic flowers that can be used along with Sizzix specialized tools to add volume and contouring to your projects. Jen offers inside tips to make your crafting smooth and fun, allowing you to create stunning pieces of art that can be used to add dramatic flair and elegant detail to your wedding and festivities. From chair backs to photo frames, and tabletop to home decor, you will delight at dreaming up all of the myriad ways to use your David Tutera paper flowers. Happy Gardening!
Celebrated party guru David Tutera pairs with his (Sizzix!) Sidekick, die cutting diva Jen Long, to welcome you into his enchanted garden infused with color, creativity, and timeless inspiration. Watch as David and Jen cultivate an oasis of blossoms that will unlock the magic in your celebrations. You will feel as though you are in David's living room as he shares a personal narrative of his history and connection with flowers, filled with emotion and meaning. So stop, smell the roses, and come along with David and Jen as you die cut a sweet-smelling bouquet of your own and transform your next gathering into a smashing soiree!
Jen Long grew up in Southern California, receiving her B.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design and her M.F.A. in Illustration from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). An internship followed at Walt Disney Studios based in character Art at their Consumer Products Division. Jen's work is a strong combination of both traditional drawing skills and digital technique. Her professional experience includes teaching at the collegiate level for CSUF, creating digital character art for Disney, including work on the Phineas and Ferb show, and illustrating books. Currently Jen works as a designer for Sizzix.
Leading wedding and entertaining expert, David Tutera, is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining.