Today I wanted to share some tips with you on how to make tiny paper flowers for cards. When you first look at this adorable Arched Trellis – a new die from Rubbernecker! – you might think all those sweet little flowers were hard to make. Yes, it was a little “fiddly” to get them all arranged just so, but creating them is actually pretty easy.
The trick to make tiny paper flowers for cards is to first use a die that cranks ’em out for you, like the Tiny Flower Buds that cuts 36 flowers in one pass, and then to use a small tipped stylus and molding pad to give them the depth and dimension needed to turn that flat little random shape into something adorable. Using reverse tweezers makes picking the flowers up and placing them where you want them is easy as pie.
The Arch Trellis, Fence and Grass
- Use light blue cardstock for the A2 sized card base.
- Cut the trellis and two fence sections using white cardstock and cut two grass sections using green cardstock.
- Attach the back grass layer to the card base using ATG adhesive and then attach the front grass layer using strips of mounting tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the fence sections and trellis.
- Tuck the fence sections and trellis behind the grass layer and attach to the card base.
Decorate the Fence and Trellis
- Cut several sections of ivy using green cardstock and cut the tiny flowers using pink, aqua, purple, yellow and bright pink cardstock.
- Place the tiny flowers on the molding pad and form them by pushing down in the center of the flower using a small tipped stylus.
- Apply glossy accents to the ivy sections and attach them around the trellis and across the fence sections.
- Randomly attach the tiny flowers to the trellis and fence using glossy accents.
The Leafy Branches, Ducks and Butterflies
- Cut the leafy branches using green cardstock and color the branches using a brown marker.
- Tuck the branches in behind the fence sections and attach to the card base using glossy accents. Note: I added the branches to the scene to fill the empty space on either side of the trellis to add interest.
- Cut the mother duck using white cardstock and the ducklings using yellow cardstock.
- Apply color to the mother ‘s beak and legs using a mini applicator and Wild Honey ink.
- Color the ducklings using Wild honey ink and a mini applicator.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the ducks and randomly attach them to the card base.
- Cut the butterflies using yellow cardstock and apply touches of color using a mini applicator and Wild Honey ink.
- Apply glossy accents to the butterflies and attach them to the card base and trellis.
- Attach two white pre made Nuvo Crystal Drops to each butterfly using glossy accents.
- Finish by cutting a section of the Grass #2 and tuck them around the scene to soften the appearance of the grass around the ducks.
Once you learn how to make tiny paper flowers for cards you aren’t going to want to stop! I just can’t stop adding flowers to my cards. Check out these cards for additional inspiration. Die Cut Paper Flower Pots and Wreath, Side Step Card, House and Truck and Birthday Card. And if you want more tiny paper flowers inspiration check out this Pinterest link. Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great week. Oh, and If you haven’t already…..be sure and check out the new Rubbernecker die release.
Here links to the dies that I used for this project.
Here are links to the tools and supplies I used.
Once you learn how to make tiny paper flowers for cards you aren’t going to want to stop!