Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother’s Day. I was thinking so much of my mother this morning as I made my floral Mother’s Day card. She was a florist and loved flowers and was such a talented and creative designer. She passed on her love of flowers to me and I have turned my passion to attempting to create the most lifelike paper flowers I can.
My dad carried this picture of my mother with him all through his time overseas while in the navy during World War II. Wasn’t she beautiful!! I miss you mom and you are always in my heart.
My favorite Things has released a wonderful new Lily set and it may be my new favorite flower. I had lots of fun making this project and thought while I was at it I would take the time to take step by step photos to show you how I made the flowers. I think they look real even if I do say so myself. LOL!
Apply the freckle marks that lilies are known for with a marker (I used a Copic)
Turn the flower face down and push down with the stylus into the molding pad to roll the petals back.
Turn the flower face up and push down in the center with the smaller stylus to turn the petals up.
Apply glossy accents to the bottom flower section.
Insert the top flower section to the bottom section offsetting the petals.
Apply color to the tips of the stamen.
Secure the stamen with tweezers.
Roll the stamen around the tip of the tweezers and apply glossy accents in the curl.
Apply glossy accents in the flower center.
Set the stamen in the center of the flower with tweezers and hold in place for a minute until it is dry enough to stand on it’s own.
I love how this turned out.
Here’s a closer view of the three flowers on my project.
An all white background allows the lilies to be the real star of the card. Even the sentiment tag in white allows the sentiment to be featured without detracting from the lilies.
I hope someone is pampering you and that you are enjoying your Mother’s Day. Thanks for stopping by.
Card Size: 5.50” x 4.25”