I like layering colors with die cuts for dimensional flowers to create interest when using a solid piece die. My project today was made using the Spellbinders Field of Poppies die that combines the flowers and foliage all on one piece. I could have easily cut the die using white cardstock, colored with markers and used it as a single layer on my card. But I really like to add as much dimension as possible to my projects so I chose to cut the piece in green and then cut the flower portion of the die with colored cardstock. The frame was made using the Annabelle’s Trousseau Layering Frame.
Once I cut the flowers out in the three different colors I trimmed away all the connecting foliage pieces. I formed the large flowers with my stylus and molding pad and then attached them over the green flower background using glossy accents. I offset each flower a little so the green would show up like a foliage base behind the flower. I trimmed the green sections off the small flowers and attached the colored flowers over them. I didn’t want the green to show behind them. I finished the larger flowers by adding white Nuvo Crystal Drops right in the center.
The main frame was attached to the card base using small pieces of mounting tape. I cut a second frame section straight across the lower half of the frame to use in front of the flowers. I added the decorative piece to the front frame section using Crafter’s Pick glue. Crafter’s Pick is great to use for decorative pieces because it dries perfectly clear. I trimmed the bottom side portions off the green flower section so it couldn’t be seen behind the decorative openings of the frame. I applied double stick tape to the back of the solid portion of the frame and attached the row of flowers. I used large pieces of mounting tape on the back of the frame, lined it up over the back frame and attached it to the card base.
I wasn’t quite satisfied with how the row of flowers looked against the straight cut of the front frame. I cut another green section, trimmed off the smaller flowers and foliage stems, attached the flowers with glossy accents and then tucked them in behind the frame allowing them to overlap to add a little softness and a more natural look.
Thank you for coming by today and I hope I have inspired you to add dimension to your solid piece dies. Cutting out the flowers was a little time consuming but layering colors with die cuts for dimensional flowers on a solid die makes it well worth the effort.