There are many ideas for how to add color to paper flowers and I just love using this easy and quick method of adding ink to die cut flowers that creates that random and realistic look. You can’t really make a mistake and as you can see, the variations in the layers of color really add a ton of pop to these tiny yet vibrant little blossoms. Read on for more details and for more tips on how to use one die for this multi-colored stem that is all this card needs.

To make this card I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Rectangle Scallop with Holes and Flower #3 and Kittie Says Friends.

learn how to add color to paper flowers like these brightly colored simple blossoms on a green stem

The Card Base and Sentiment

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and the scalloped layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment using red ink.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the rectangle layer and attach it to the card base.

The Flower Stem

  • Cut flower stems using pink and green cardstock.

This is an easy method for how to add color to paper flowers using sponge applicators and Color Fuse ink from Rubbernecker

  • Use a mini applicator to apply light pink ink to each flower bloom.
  • Apply a darker shade of red ink to each bloom but leaving the middle top section of each bloom lighter for a natural appearance.
  • Trim the blooms off the pink stems.
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After you learn how to add color to paper flowers like these tiny ones in shades of red, you can trim your die cuts to add the blossoms

  • Trim the flower blooms of the green stem to make it easier to attach the pink blooms. 

Learn how to add color to paper flowers and then use the arranging technique shown here to add them to the same die cut stem from Rubbernecker

  • Attach the flower blooms to the green stem using glossy accents.

Learning how to add color to paper flowers is only the start - use the shaping technique shown here on the leaves for even more realism

  • Place the stem face down on the molding pad and form each leaf using the leaf tool.

Learning how to add color to paper flowers combined with shaping them as shown here makes your projects POP

  • Use a large round stylus to form each flower bloom.
  • Apply a string of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the two main stems.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of each flower bloom.
  • Attach the stem to the card base.
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Rubbernecker has several individual flower stems dies and I posted them in my LinkDeli lists.  It is amazing how striking the large stem pops on the all white card front.  The card is striking and was fast and easy to make.  You could also mix and match individual die cut flowers from other die sets and attach them to this beautiful stem.

Once you know how to add color to paper flowers like these bright and realistic looking red blossoms you can make simple cards POP 
I hope this helped you learn a little bit about how to add color to paper flowers of all sizes and shapes. The great thing about nature, especially flowers, is that the coloring is usually random and irregular so this method of adding more shades of color to your die cuts gives you great results every time! And since we are talking flowers you may want to check out my YouTube channel to see several flower videos. 

 
5175-03D Flower #3 Die Cut
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Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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3327 Kittie Says Friends
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Color Fuse Set #4
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5175-07D Flower #7 Die Cut
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5175-01D Flower #1 Die Cut
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5175-04D Flower #4 Die Cut
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5175-02D Flower #2 Die Cut
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5175-06D Flower #6 Die Cut
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5175-05D Flower #5 Die Cut
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Tulip Red
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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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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I hope this helped you learn a little bit about how to add color to paper flowers of all sizes and shapes.