How To Make Paper Flower Card Arrangements For All Kinds of Cards
Once you have learned some basic tips for how to make paper flower card embellishments, you can create all sorts of arrangements on your cards for just about any occasion. You can choose any color combinations – like this one of soft purple, bright pink and fresh green – or even all white blossoms, in all sorts of shapes and types and be able to create a mood or feeling on your card creations. To make this card I used the Nested Scallop with Holes, Flower #8, Flower #3, Small Flowers #3, and Kittie Says Friends clear set.
Card Base and Sentiment
- Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card bae and the scalloped layer.
- Stamp the sentiment on the scalloped layer using Nocturne ink.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach it to the card base.
Modify The Paper Flowers #3
- Use green cardstock to cut two sections of the Flower #3 and two sections of Flower #3 using purple cardstock.
- Trim the flower sections off the green stems leaving enough of the sections to attach the purple flowers.
- Trim the purple flowers off the the stems and attach them to the green stems using glossy accents.
- Place the flower stems face down on the molding pad and gently form them using a large round stylus.
- Check out my Color Paper Flowers post to see step by step photos of the steps I used to modify the stems.
Modify the Paper Flowers #8
- Cut one section of the Flower #8 using green cardstock and one section using bright pink cardstock.
- Trim the flower sections off the green stem leaving enough enough of the sections to attach the pink flowers.
- Trim the bright pink flowers off the stem and attach them to the green stem using glossy accents.
- Use bright pink cardstock to cut the Small Flowers #3, place them face up on the molding pad and form them using a small tipped stylus.
- Attach the small flowers to the stem and attach using glossy accents. Note: adding the additional small flowers creates an interesting element of dimension.
- Attach small white paper circles to the flower centers using glossy accents. Pro Tip: Whenever I cut a die that has eyelet holes I save the tiny circles in a jar to use for flower centers, snowflakes, etc. I place them on my molding pad so I can easily slip my tweezers under them to pick them up.
Arrange the Paper Flower Stems
I always test how I want to arrange the stems before I attach my stems to the card base. It allows me to see how they will look best on the card.
- Apply small sections of double layered of mounting tape to the back of all the flowers on the Flower #3 stems.
- Apply glossy accents to the bottom of one stem and attach it to the card base and then set the flowers in place.
- Cut the second Flower #3 stem into two sections and attach them to the card base so they fill in the arrangement. Note: I used the double layered mounting tape and glossy accents to attach the two additional sections.
- Apply double layer mounting tape to the back of the top sections of the Flower #8 stem and glossy accents to the lower stem section and attach it to the card base to complete the arrangement.
There you have it – some basics on how to make paper flower card elements and NOW you have endless opportunities to create one of a kind cards for anyone for any reason. Try them out and let me know what you think!