My project today shows how to shape paper flowers and how to create a design with them on a card front. And no, this card would not fit in a regular A2 sized envelope for mailing. But, it would most likely be made for someone very special and would be worth the cost of mailing it in a small box. I like to think of it as a flower garden on a card front.
For this project I used the Rubbernecker Nested Scallop with Holes, Nested Rectangle, Organic Shapable Poppy, Mixable Flower Stack 5106D, Mixable Flower Stack 5107D, Flower (Leaves) #5, Large Ivy and Stacked Butterflies.
The Double Matted Frame and Card Base
- Cut the Nested Scallop with Holes and Nested Rectangle using white cardstock.
- Apply strips of mounting tape on the back of the scalloped frame, line it up over the rectangle frame and attach them together.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the double matted frame and attach it to the card base.
Shape the Organic Shapable Poppy
- Use purple cardstock to cut two sections of the Organic Shapable Poppy.
- Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and roll the large ball stylus over each petal to curl u
- Place the flower sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the center to push the petals up.
- Form the tiny flower centers using a small round stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the large and small flower sections together using glossy accents.
- Fill in the center of the flower using tiny white flowers and attach with glossy accents.
Shape the Yellow Mixable Flower Stack
- Cut three sections of the Mixable Flower Stack 5106D using yellow cardstock.
- Place the flower sections face up on the molding pad and gently roll the petals up using a round stylus.
- Begin attaching the flower sections together using glossy accents, starting with the three largest and continue adding the difference sizes.
- Use white cardstock to cut the medium sized round flower center on the die, form it with the round stylus and attach it to the flower center using glossy accents.
Shape the Bright Pink Mixable Flower Stack
- Cut two sections of the Mixable Flower Stack 5107D using bright pink cardstock.
- Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and roll the petals up using a round stylus.
- Place the flower sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the center using a small tipped stylus to push the petals up.
- Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
- Apply glossy accents to the flower center and attach a premade white Nuvo Crystal Drop.
Arrange the Shaped Flowers and Foliage
- Cut two sets of the large leaf branches and large ivy.
- Place the leaves on the molding pad and form them using the leaf tool.
- Cut the large branches apart to use smaller sections together on the design.
- Apply glossy accents to two of the leaf sections and attach one pointing to the right lower corner and one pointing to the upper left corner.
- Attach the three flowers to the center of the foliage and card base using glossy accents.
- Tuck additional large leaves under the flowers and attach them in place using glossy accents.
- Finish the design by attaching the ivy branches to create interest and soften the design.
I hope you have found my tutorial on how to shape paper flowers and how to arrange them on a card front. I love using paper flowers of all sizes on my cards and you can find lots of more examples of my cards on this link. You can also find tons of inspiration on shaping flowers on Pinterest. I appreciate you coming by and I hope you are staying safe and sound at home.
Here are the dies used for this card.
Here are the tools and supplies used.
Today I’m showing how to shape paper flowers.