Learn how to add shape to die cut flowers for more realistic designs.
I love making realistic looking elements for my cards and know that once you know how to add shape to die cut flowers, you can really add so much visual impact to your projects. I thought I would make a little video showing you how I actually do this and then put this card together with all the fun details for you to see. To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes, Nested Oval Scallop Set, Nested Oval Set, Large Garden Pots, Large Ivy, Small Flowers #3 and Kittie Says Spring Time.
Highlights of the Video
-I love creating pretty frames for my cards. I used two different nested oval dies to cut the frame opening in the rectangle scallop layer and to create the purple mat. The purple mat was attached to the back of the scallop layer using mounting tape. The frame layers were attached to the card base using ATG adhesive. I cut a thin strip of white cardstock, cut the sides using the large scallop with holes die. The sentiment was stamped and the sentiment layer was attached using mounting tape.
-I cut two garden pots, one for the base and the other to cut strips to use to embellish the main pot. I applied gold embossing powder to the embellishment pieces and attached them to the pot using glossy accents.
-Several sets of large ivy and small flowers were cut and formed using my stylus, leaf tool and molding pad. The two different sized flowers were attached together using glossy accents. I attached three flowers to each ivy branch using glossy accents.
-The ivy and flower branches were arranged and attached to the back of the pot using glossy accents. I applied a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the flowers and ivy and a large piece of mounting tape to the back of the pot and attached it to the card base.
Check out my How to Make Paper Flowers Step by Step Video post to see other examples of how I create flower projects.
Bookmark this post so any time you need a refresher on how to add shape to die cut flowers you can pop back here and check it out. This small step really makes a lot of difference and you will start to have fun adding your own take on this simple technique.