Today I want to share with you a quick lesson on how to shape paper flowers. Flower dies are fantastic for adding either focal elements or little details to your cards and giving them some shape is not only pretty easy to do, it adds a TON of detail with not a lot of work.

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Organic Shapable Posy, Nested Rectangle Scallop with Holes, Rectangle Combo OPC #3 and Kittie Says Phrases #1.

A multi-layered handmade greeting card featuring elements to show how to shape paper flowers

The Card Base and Frames

  • Cut an A2 card base and Scallop Rectangle layer using white cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock to cut two sets of the Rectangle Combo frames.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped rectangle layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Turn each of the two sets of inner frame sections from the Rectangle Combo die face down and attach them together using double stick tape.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of one frame section and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the second set of frames and attach it over the first frame set.  Note:  Layering the frames with mounting tape adds dimension and interest to the this clean and simple card.

This handmade greeting card features an example of how to shape paper flowers using cardmaking die cuts

The Flower and Sentiment

  • Use pink cardstock to cut four sections of the flower layers and green cardstock to cut one stem layer.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and form the petals by pushing down and rolling the large round stylus over the petals.  Check out my Paper Flower Shaping videos on my tutorial page to see how I use a stylus and molding pad to shape my flowers.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents and then attach them to the stem.
  • Gently form the small flower buds using the stylus and molding pad and attach them to the stem using glossy accents.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the flower stem and a large piece to the back of the flower and attach it to the card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the oval section from the Rectangle Combo using black ink and attach it to the card base using mounting tape.

A white on white with pink bouquet handmande greeting card that shows how to shape paper flowers

Here are the products used to make this card.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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5218D Rectangle Combo OPC #3 Die Cut
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5301-02D Organic Shapable Posy Die
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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Now that you know how to shape paper flowers, I encourage you to give it a try. Even adding just a little curl or a little curve to a die cut flower can make it really pop and I am betting you are going to get addicted to this fun technique!