You can use the basic flower card idea of this project for just about any occasion.
Every once in a while I come up with a flower card idea that I know I will be able to reuse with different shapes, colors and focal elements and this one fits the bill. Using a double matted frame for the outside with a detailed die cut pattern for the background allows me to add any kind of die cut flower arrangement as a focal element and then any greeting and I have a design idea that is a keeper!
The Double Matted Frame and Lattice Background
- Use white cardstock to cute the A2 sized card base, and one 5.50″ x 4.25″ pieces of cardstock for the lattice background.
- Cut two rectangle frames using two different sizes of the Nested Rectangle die set and yellow and purple cardstock.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the yellow frame and attach it to the purple frame.
- Place the 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of cardstock on the cutting platform.
- Line up the lattice circle die on the cardstock and run through the die cutting machine.
- Line up the lattice circle die right along the edge of the first cut and run through the die cutting machine a second time.
- Remove all the negative pieces from the lattice circle layer.
- Check out this Circle Lattice link to see several projects using this pretty die cut pattern. Not only have I used it to create a die cut background, I’ve also have used it as a stencil to create pretty soft ink pattern backgrounds.
The Frame and Lattice Background
- Cut a strip of white cardstock about 1.00″ x 4.00″ and stamp the sentiment using Nocturne ink.
- Use yellow cardstock to cut a 1.25″ x 4.00″ layering piece and attach it behind the sentiment strip using ATG adhesive.
- Attach the sentiment layer to the back of the frame using ATG adhesive.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame
- Trim the lattice circle layer to fit behind the frame.
- Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame.
- Attach the circle lattice layer to the back of the mounting tape on the back of the frame.
- Apply ATG adhesive all the way around the back of the frame and lattice layer and attach it to the card base.
The Bouquet and Vase
To see how I assembled the Tulips and Stems and Canterbury and Stems flowers watch my Paper Flower Bouquet Video Part One. This project is another flower card idea for using flower and foliage dies. To see how I designed the Tulip and Stems, Canterbury and Stems and Large Ivy bouquet watch Paper Flower Bouquet Video Part Two. My bouquet today was made using only two of the flowers you will see in the video and different foliage but the concept is exactly the same.
Assemble the Flowers and Design the Bouquet
- Cut the Tulips and Stems using yellow cardstock and Canterbury Bells and Stems using purple cardstock.
- Use green cardstock to cut all the stems and Large Ivy sections.
- Assemble the flowers and stems using glossy accents.
- Cut the Large Garden Pot using purple cardstock.
- Assemble the flower stems and ivy and begin attaching the pieces together using glossy accents. See my video to see all the steps of arranging the bouquet.
- Attach the bouquet to the back of the pot using glossy accents.
- Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the pot and glossy accents to key spots on the back of the bouquet, tuck the pot in behind the sentiment layer and attach to the card base.
Do you like this basic flower card idea? Can you see yourself modifying this design for your own card making? Let me know – I would love to hear!
I like this basic flower card idea