An Elegant Purple and White Handmade Card

As beautiful and detailed as this purple and white handmade card is, it is also incredibly easy to make – check it out!

I adore all the details on this purple and white handmade card and when you see how easy they are to make, you are going to want to grab everything I used and make one of these in every single shade you can! Combine the design with any sentiment and you’ve got a card that is practically perfect for any occasion.

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Stackable Flowers and Leaves #3 and  Floral Frame dies and my own Kittie Says Friends stamp set for the sentiment. The flower is very easy to make as you will see below and the technique I used to add that rich dimension can be applied to any layered die cut flower.

A stunning purple and white handmade card made easily and quickly using die cuts for all the detailed elements.

Let’s take a look at the making so you can get excited about how you want to use this beautiful design!

Card Base and Floral Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and the Floral Frame.
  • Secure the card base and sentiment stamp in the MISTI and stamp the sentiment using Nocturne ink.  Pro Tip:  I used the frame laid over the card base to judge where I wanted the sentiment to be.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame border.
  • Attach the frame to the card base.
  • Use white cardstock attached to a Scor-Tap Sheet to cut several sets of the smaller leaf branch sections from the Floral Frame.  Pro Tip:  I wanted to keep the leaf centers attached.
  • Set the leaves aside.

Forming the Die Cut Flowers

  • Use purple cardstock to cut two sections of the largest flower in the Stackable Flowers and Leaves #3 set and one section of the two smaller sizes.
  • Use needle nose pliers or tweezers to curl one side of each petal down.

KC Rubbernecker 5508-03D Stackable Flowers and Leaves #3 3 step 1

  • Use the pliers to roll the other side of the petal up.  Pro Tip:  I like to use the needle nose pliers instead of tweezers because they create a stronger hold when turning the petals.  This is one of my favorite ways to add dimension to flower petals.

KC Rubbernecker 5508-03D Stackable Flowers and Leaves #3 3 step 2

  • Use glossy accents to attach the flower layers together making sure to offset each layer for a natural looking flower.
  • Use purple cardstock to cut several of the smallest flowers in the set.
  • Place the tiny flowers face up on the molding pad and gently push down in the centers using a small tipped stylus.

Adding the Die Cut Flowers to the Die Cut Frame

  • Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the flower and attach it to the top corner of the frame and card base.
  • Tuck the branches under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the tiny flowers and attach them to the branches.
  • Finish by attaching a 1/4″ white circle to the large flower using a small piece of mounting tape.
  • Attach the tiny white circles to the tiny flowers using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  I save all the negative leftover circles from cutting eyelet dies.  They are always handy to have to use for flower centers, snowflakes, etc.  Pro Tip:  I always place these small circles on my molding pad because it makes it easy for me to scoot my tweezers under them to pick them up.  Pro Tip:  I always wait to place the little flower centers after they are attached to the branches.  They are stable and much easier to place the circles with my tweezers.

The beautiful focal element on today's purple and white handmade card - a dimensional, lifelike paper die cut flower made with an easy shaping technique.

Here’s what I used today from Brass and Bliss:

 
5211D Floral Frame Die Cut
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5508-03D stackable flowers/leaves #3 Die
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3327 Kittie Says Friends
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And here are all the other items I used from my stash.

As much as the colors in this purple and white handmade card add a touch of elegance and luxury, any and every color of flower will give you stunning results and endless cards for all your occasions!

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