I don’t think there is anything more elegant than a framed paper flowers and sentiment card. The frame and flower layout can be used over and over again and changed up with different color combinations and sentiments. My card today was made using dies and sentiment by Rubbernecker Stamps. I especially love the elegant shape of the new 5101-02D Nested Marquee Frame and thought it would be so pretty double matted to show off the sentiment with an additional layer of dimension. The flowers and foliage add another level of dimension and elegance for this pretty card.
I began by securing the cardstock and stamp in my MISTI, applied Versamark, stamped the image and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment layer and attached it to the card base.
The Double Matted Frame
I used my magnetic platform to secure the two largest Marquee frame dies in place and used Candy Hearts cardstock to cut the top frame. I cut the smaller white frame out of a square piece of white cardstock, trimmed off the outer edges with my snips and then attached both frames together using strips mounting tape. Check out my frame tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I create matted frames.
The Flowers and Foliage
I cut three or four sections of the foliage die, cut them apart to create individual stems for my foliage base. I cut a couple groups of the tiny flowers, formed them using my stylus and molding pad and set aside to apply to the foliage. I cut the whole flower die once, formed all the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and then attached all the layers together using glossy accents. I finished the flower by adding a tiny white pre made Nuvo Crystal Drop to the center and attached with glossy accents.
Framed Paper Flowers and Sentiment
I attached mounting tape to the back of the double matted frame and secured it in place over the sentiment layer. Next I created a foliage base for the larger flower by attaching stems to the frame using glossy accents. I attached the flower to the frame and foliage using glossy accents and tucked in a few more pieces of foliage to fill in. I finished the lower floral arrangement by attaching tiny flowers to the foliage using glossy accents. I thought the card looks bottom heavy to I added additional foliage to the top of the frame, but instead of attaching it directly to the frame I tucked several short pieces in behind it and attached them with glossy accents. I attached several tiny flowers with glossy accents. I love how the foliage and tiny flowers look peeking out from the back of the frame.
I really like how this project turned out. I hope you are inspired to experiment to come up with a new arrangement for your framed paper flowers and sentiment projects.