Big Impact From Tiny Paper Flowers!

When I started making this card I really didn’t foresee how these tiny paper flowers were going to make such a huge design impact on this card! Their delicate and dainty look echoes the overall feel of the embossing folder and I just love how they came together!  To make this I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Scallop with Holes, Wide Terracotta Pot, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #3, Small Butterflies and Kittie Says Phrases #1. The embossing folder is unknown.

Using a grouping of tiny paper flowers like these bitty pink blossoms on greenery in a flowerpot can have loads of impact on your hand made cards

Card Base, Sentiment and Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece for the embossed layer.
  • Place the single layer in the embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the embossed layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped frame.
  • Cut a 1.25″ white strip and a 1.50″ pink strip and attach them together using ATG adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment using black pigment ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame, attach the sentiment strip to the lower portion of the frame and attach to the embossed card base.

The Terracotta Pot

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut two of the largest pots in the set.
  • Cut the top lip of the pot off of one of the pots and discard the bottom.
  • Use a mini applicators to apply light orange ink to the whole pot and the additional pot lip.
  • Add additional shading to the pots using darker orange and brown inks using mini applicators.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the additional pot lip and attach it to the whole pot.

These tiny paper flowers in a tiny paper flowerpot on the front of this handmade card are adorable on their own but set against this embossed background make them stand out

The Tiny Paper Flowers Arrangement

  • Cut three or four sections of the leaf group die using green cardstock.
  • Trim the individual branches off of each leaf group sections to use for the foliage background.
  • Begin attaching smaller branches to the back of the pot using glossy accents.
  • Continue adding larger branches to the pot and foliage arrangement using glossy accents.  
  • Cut a couple sections of the small flowers die using pink cardstock.
  • Attach a couple small branches with glossy accents to hang down over the top of the pot.
  • Place all the flowers face up on the molding pad and form them by pushing down in the center of each with a tiny tipped stylus.
  • Use tweezers to pick up the flowers and attach them to the foliage using glossy accents.
  • Use pink cardstock to cut a small butterfly and attach it to the card base using glossy accents.
  • Pick up the small white circles with tweezers and attach them to the flower centers and butterfly using glossy accents.  Note:  I save the die cut circle sections left over when I use an eyelet die on a project.  They come in handy for flower centers and falling snow.  

Using tiny paper flowers against an overall-embossed background gives them a ton of impact on your handmade cards

Look through your dies and see if there are any images you’ve been overlooking due to their size. Then make a little pile of tiny paper flowers and see what kinds of design inspiration strikes you. I am betting you will come up with something so sweet!

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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Wide Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-17D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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Tiny paper flowers can make a big impact on a card front.

 

Paper Flower Embellishments For Cards

You all know by know I love making paper flower embellishments for my cards. From teeny tiny flowers to this single, larger dimensional paper flower, these gorgeous, often very realistic embellishments can be either a decoration OR a focal point on a card. To make this card I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Rectangle Scallop with Holes, Mixable Flower Stack, Large Ivy and Best Friend Clear Stamps.

paper flower embellishments made from Rubbernecker die cuts like this beautiful purple bloom are gorgeous enough to stand alone on your cards

The Card Base and Sentiment Layer

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and the scalloped layer.
  • Cut a 1.25″ layer using purple cardstock and use the scalloped die to cut the ends to match the scalloped layer.
  • Pat the sentiment layer using the embossing magic bag on the scalloped layer to remove static cling.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the scalloped layer using  VersaMark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the purple strip and attach it to the scalloped layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach to the card base.

 

It's easy to make paper flower embellishments like this realistic looking blossom when you start with dies from Rubbernecker

The Flower and Ivy Embellishment

  • Cut four of the largest flower in the set using purple cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut four of  the large ivy sections.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and use the small round stylus to mold each petal.
  • Turn the flower sections face up and push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents and make sure to stagger each layer to create a natural looking flower.
  • Note:  Check out my Paper Shaping video tutorial if you would like to see the steps of how I form these flowers.  
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the flower and attach it to the scalloped layer.
  • Tuck the ivy branches under the flower and attach using glossy accents.  Note:  I trimmed the ivy branches to shorten to fit well with the flowers.
  • Embellish the flower with a large white pearl.  

Using a few of my tips and tricks, you can make beautiful paper flower embellishments like this pretty purple blossom as focal features on your own handmade cards

Using a few of my tips and tricks, you can make beautiful paper flower embellishments like this pretty purple blossom as focal features on your own handmade cards.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5106D
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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3334 Best Friend Set
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Making beautiful paper flower embellishments like this pretty purple blossom is so much fun!

Slimline Happy Spring Cards!

We know spring is coming – we just have to be patient – but I am already looking forward to it so today I made one of the slimline Happy Spring cards I have been thinking about. I just loved making these three tiny scenes, each in its own little window, with all these adorable little critters.  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline OPC Scallop, Slimline Grass, Bunnies, Ducks, Small Butterflies, Flower Buds, Leaf Stems and Grass #2.

Come over to see one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

Slimline Frame and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and a 7.75″ x 2.75″ scene base.
  • Place the card base on the Scor-Pal and score down the center at 3.50″ and fold.
  • Cut the slimline frame using white cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the slimline grass section and attach it to the back of the slimline frames using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back outer edges of the slimline frame and the two center frame sections.
  • Apply blue ink to the scene layer using a large blender brush and blue ink.
  • Attach the blue scene layer to the back of the slimline frame.
  • Apply strips of double stick tape to the back of the frame and scene layer and attach it to the card base.

Color The Animals

  • Cut the bunnies using white cardstock.
  • Apply a light layer of light brown ink to the bunny using a mini applicator.
  • Apply darker shading to the bunny using dark brown ink and a mini applicator.
  • Cut the ducks using white and yellow cardstock.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and attach them to the card base and frame.

The Ducks and Butterflies

  • Cut the mother duck using white cardstock and the baby ducks using yellow cardstock.
  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the small butterflies.
  • Apply orange ink to color the duck bills and leg and lightly shade the baby ducks and butterflies using a mini applicator.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and ducks and attach them in the scene and on the frame.

The Flowers, Stems and Grass Sprigs

  • Cut the flower buds using pink, purple and yellow cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock the stems and grass sprigs.
  • Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the stems and grass sprigs in behind the grass and attach using glossy accent.

Come over and check out one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing one of my favorite slimline happy spring cards.  I have lots of other spring card ideas to share in the future. How about you?  Do you love making spring cards?  Check out this Spring Pop Up Box and Die Cut Duck Scene to other ideas using the ducks and bunnies for spring.

 
5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Bunnies Die 5142-01D
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Ducks Die Cut 5142-02D
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5210-03D Leaf Stems Die Cut
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scor-Tape 1/4′ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I have so many fun ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.