When I started making this card I really didn’t foresee how these tiny paper flowers were going to make such a huge design impact on this card! Their delicate and dainty look echoes the overall feel of the embossing folder and I just love how they came together! To make this I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Scallop with Holes, Wide Terracotta Pot, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #3, Small Butterflies and Kittie Says Phrases #1. The embossing folder is unknown.
Card Base, Sentiment and Frame
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece for the embossed layer.
- Place the single layer in the embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the embossed layer and attach it to the card base.
- Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped frame.
- Cut a 1.25″ white strip and a 1.50″ pink strip and attach them together using ATG adhesive.
- Stamp the sentiment using black pigment ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame, attach the sentiment strip to the lower portion of the frame and attach to the embossed card base.
The Terracotta Pot
- Use yellow cardstock to cut two of the largest pots in the set.
- Cut the top lip of the pot off of one of the pots and discard the bottom.
- Use a mini applicators to apply light orange ink to the whole pot and the additional pot lip.
- Add additional shading to the pots using darker orange and brown inks using mini applicators.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the additional pot lip and attach it to the whole pot.
The Tiny Paper Flowers Arrangement
- Cut three or four sections of the leaf group die using green cardstock.
- Trim the individual branches off of each leaf group sections to use for the foliage background.
- Begin attaching smaller branches to the back of the pot using glossy accents.
- Continue adding larger branches to the pot and foliage arrangement using glossy accents.
- Cut a couple sections of the small flowers die using pink cardstock.
- Attach a couple small branches with glossy accents to hang down over the top of the pot.
- Place all the flowers face up on the molding pad and form them by pushing down in the center of each with a tiny tipped stylus.
- Use tweezers to pick up the flowers and attach them to the foliage using glossy accents.
- Use pink cardstock to cut a small butterfly and attach it to the card base using glossy accents.
- Pick up the small white circles with tweezers and attach them to the flower centers and butterfly using glossy accents. Note: I save the die cut circle sections left over when I use an eyelet die on a project. They come in handy for flower centers and falling snow.
Look through your dies and see if there are any images you’ve been overlooking due to their size. Then make a little pile of tiny paper flowers and see what kinds of design inspiration strikes you. I am betting you will come up with something so sweet!
Tiny paper flowers can make a big impact on a card front.