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

Color layering with die cuts to create dimensional flowers is fun and adds so much interest to a project.

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.

Color layering with die cuts to create dimensional flowers is easy and adds so much interest to a project.

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. 

Color layering with die cuts to create dimensional flowers adds so much interest to a project.

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.

 
Shapeabilities Annabelle’s Trousseau…
[ SPL ]
Die D-Lites Field of Poppies Etched Dies
[ SPL ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Old Olive Cardstock 8.50″ x 11″
[ SUP ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
[ ELZ | ELH ]
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]