Everything on this die cut flower card came together and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

OK, so I know that you all know that I LOVE to make any die cut flower card – this has become one of my signature projects. This one just came together so perfectly with that pretty Carta Bella Flower Garden paper and these exquisite flower die cuts from Rubbernecker!  For this card I used Rubbernecker’s Wheelbarrow, Tall Terracotta Pots, Tiny Flower Buds, Flower Buds, Small Flowers #3, Branches and Leaves, Half Tree, Tiny Leaves #2, Grass and Kittie Says Spring Time.

a die cut flower card loaded with extra details to make all the paper elements from Rubbernecker look realistic

Card Base, Grass and Sentiment

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base.
  • Cut a piece of 5.50″ x 4.25″ Flower Garden designer paper and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.  Pro Tip:  When I use designer paper to cover my whole card front I cut the card base to be a tiny 1/16″ smaller on both the side and bottom.  This makes it easier to cover the card base and not have any of the card base showing on the top, sides of bottom.  
  • Cut the grass strip using green cardstock and attach it to the card base using a strip of mounting tape.
  • Stamp the sentiment on a thin strip of white cardstock using Nocturne ink and attach it to the grass using double stick tape.

The Wheelbarrow 

  • Cut the wheelbarrow using Kraft cardstock. 
  • Color the wheelbarrow body using mini applicators and red and brown cardstock.  Pro Tip:  I applied the red ink to the body, handles and hub cap first and then added dark brown ink to shade and create a more weathered appearance.
  • Apply a light shade of brown ink to the frame of the wheelbarrow using a mini applicator.
  • Color the tire using a black marker.
  • Attach the tire to the frame using glossy accents.

The Terracotta Pots

  • Cut the terracotta pots using bright yellow cardstock.  Pro Tip:  Starting with the bright yellow card stock provides a perfect base to provide highlights through the darker colors.
  • Apply dark yellow shading over the whole pot using a mini applicator.  Pro Tip:  Applying a coat of yellow ink that basically matches the cardstock creates a moist base and makes it much easier to apply the darker shades of ink.
  • Apply a darker shade of orange and to the sides of the pot and allow the lighter yellow portion of the pot shine through.
  • Finish the pot by applying touches of dark brown ink using a mini applicator to create the appearance of dirt and age.   
  • Take a look at my short “How to Color Die Cut Terracotta Pots” video on YouTube or my Make Art with Die Cut Cards to see how easy it is to color the pots.

The Flowers

I had a portion of a leaf and flower covered  branch from the Half Tree that I had to cut of another project.  I had it sitting in a bowl on my desk and was  actually the inspiration for this project because it was just too pretty not t use.  It’s in the center pot in the bed of the wheelbarrow.  I wanted to have another tall plant with flowers so I cut a branch portion of the Half Tree using green cardstock and covered it with leaves and flowers. 

  • Cut the small and tiny flowers using multiple colors of cardstock.
  • 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.
  • Cut a couple sections of the Branches and Leaves and use the small pieces as foliage for the pots.
  • Attach leaves and branches to the pots using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the foliage and attach the small and tiny flowers.
  • Attach the pots to the back of the wheelbarrow using glossy accents.
  • Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the wheelbarrow, tuck it in behind the grass and attach to the card base.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the two remaining pots and attach them to the card base.

Amazing details make this die cut flower card look completely realistic
Now you don’t have to make YOUR die cut flower card as ornate or detailed as this one. My hope is that by sharing these kinds of cards you are inspired to try what you like best and make your own designs while celebrating your own creativity!

 
3411 Kittie Says Spring time
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Wheelbarrow 5147-01D
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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5403D Half Tree Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5404D Branches and Leaves Die
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #4
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Carta Bella Paper – Flower Garden…
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Carta Bella Paper – Flower Garden…
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New & Improved Mini MISTI Laser…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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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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