Big Impact From Tiny Paper Flowers!

When I started making this card I really didn’t foresee how these tiny paper flowers were going to make such a huge design impact on this card! Their delicate and dainty look echoes the overall feel of the embossing folder and I just love how they came together!  To make this I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Scallop with Holes, Wide Terracotta Pot, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #3, Small Butterflies and Kittie Says Phrases #1. The embossing folder is unknown.

Using a grouping of tiny paper flowers like these bitty pink blossoms on greenery in a flowerpot can have loads of impact on your hand made cards

Card Base, Sentiment and Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece for the embossed layer.
  • Place the single layer in the embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the embossed layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped frame.
  • Cut a 1.25″ white strip and a 1.50″ pink strip and attach them together using ATG adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment using black pigment ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame, attach the sentiment strip to the lower portion of the frame and attach to the embossed card base.

The Terracotta Pot

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut two of the largest pots in the set.
  • Cut the top lip of the pot off of one of the pots and discard the bottom.
  • Use a mini applicators to apply light orange ink to the whole pot and the additional pot lip.
  • Add additional shading to the pots using darker orange and brown inks using mini applicators.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the additional pot lip and attach it to the whole pot.

These tiny paper flowers in a tiny paper flowerpot on the front of this handmade card are adorable on their own but set against this embossed background make them stand out

The Tiny Paper Flowers Arrangement

  • Cut three or four sections of the leaf group die using green cardstock.
  • Trim the individual branches off of each leaf group sections to use for the foliage background.
  • Begin attaching smaller branches to the back of the pot using glossy accents.
  • Continue adding larger branches to the pot and foliage arrangement using glossy accents.  
  • Cut a couple sections of the small flowers die using pink cardstock.
  • Attach a couple small branches with glossy accents to hang down over the top of the pot.
  • 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.
  • Use tweezers to pick up the flowers and attach them to the foliage using glossy accents.
  • Use pink cardstock to cut a small butterfly and attach it to the card base using glossy accents.
  • Pick up the small white circles with tweezers and attach them to the flower centers and butterfly using glossy accents.  Note:  I save the die cut circle sections left over when I use an eyelet die on a project.  They come in handy for flower centers and falling snow.  

Using tiny paper flowers against an overall-embossed background gives them a ton of impact on your handmade cards

Look through your dies and see if there are any images you’ve been overlooking due to their size. Then make a little pile of tiny paper flowers and see what kinds of design inspiration strikes you. I am betting you will come up with something so sweet!

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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Wide Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-17D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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Tiny paper flowers can make a big impact on a card front.

 

Paper Flower Embellishments For Cards

You all know by know I love making paper flower embellishments for my cards. From teeny tiny flowers to this single, larger dimensional paper flower, these gorgeous, often very realistic embellishments can be either a decoration OR a focal point on a card. To make this card I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Rectangle Scallop with Holes, Mixable Flower Stack, Large Ivy and Best Friend Clear Stamps.

paper flower embellishments made from Rubbernecker die cuts like this beautiful purple bloom are gorgeous enough to stand alone on your cards

The Card Base and Sentiment Layer

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and the scalloped layer.
  • Cut a 1.25″ layer using purple cardstock and use the scalloped die to cut the ends to match the scalloped layer.
  • Pat the sentiment layer using the embossing magic bag on the scalloped layer to remove static cling.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the scalloped layer using  VersaMark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the purple strip and attach it to the scalloped layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach to the card base.

 

It's easy to make paper flower embellishments like this realistic looking blossom when you start with dies from Rubbernecker

The Flower and Ivy Embellishment

  • Cut four of the largest flower in the set using purple cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut four of  the large ivy sections.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and use the small round stylus to mold each petal.
  • Turn the flower sections face up and push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents and make sure to stagger each layer to create a natural looking flower.
  • Note:  Check out my Paper Shaping video tutorial if you would like to see the steps of how I form these flowers.  
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the flower and attach it to the scalloped layer.
  • Tuck the ivy branches under the flower and attach using glossy accents.  Note:  I trimmed the ivy branches to shorten to fit well with the flowers.
  • Embellish the flower with a large white pearl.  

Using a few of my tips and tricks, you can make beautiful paper flower embellishments like this pretty purple blossom as focal features on your own handmade cards

Using a few of my tips and tricks, you can make beautiful paper flower embellishments like this pretty purple blossom as focal features on your own handmade cards.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5106D
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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3334 Best Friend Set
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Making beautiful paper flower embellishments like this pretty purple blossom is so much fun!

Slimline Happy Spring Cards!

We know spring is coming – we just have to be patient – but I am already looking forward to it so today I made one of the slimline Happy Spring cards I have been thinking about. I just loved making these three tiny scenes, each in its own little window, with all these adorable little critters.  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline OPC Scallop, Slimline Grass, Bunnies, Ducks, Small Butterflies, Flower Buds, Leaf Stems and Grass #2.

Come over to see one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

Slimline Frame and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and a 7.75″ x 2.75″ scene base.
  • Place the card base on the Scor-Pal and score down the center at 3.50″ and fold.
  • Cut the slimline frame using white cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the slimline grass section and attach it to the back of the slimline frames using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back outer edges of the slimline frame and the two center frame sections.
  • Apply blue ink to the scene layer using a large blender brush and blue ink.
  • Attach the blue scene layer to the back of the slimline frame.
  • Apply strips of double stick tape to the back of the frame and scene layer and attach it to the card base.

Color The Animals

  • Cut the bunnies using white cardstock.
  • Apply a light layer of light brown ink to the bunny using a mini applicator.
  • Apply darker shading to the bunny using dark brown ink and a mini applicator.
  • Cut the ducks using white and yellow cardstock.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and attach them to the card base and frame.

The Ducks and Butterflies

  • Cut the mother duck using white cardstock and the baby ducks using yellow cardstock.
  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the small butterflies.
  • Apply orange ink to color the duck bills and leg and lightly shade the baby ducks and butterflies using a mini applicator.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and ducks and attach them in the scene and on the frame.

The Flowers, Stems and Grass Sprigs

  • Cut the flower buds using pink, purple and yellow cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock the stems and grass sprigs.
  • Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the stems and grass sprigs in behind the grass and attach using glossy accent.

Come over and check out one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing one of my favorite slimline happy spring cards.  I have lots of other spring card ideas to share in the future. How about you?  Do you love making spring cards?  Check out this Spring Pop Up Box and Die Cut Duck Scene to other ideas using the ducks and bunnies for spring.

 
5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Bunnies Die 5142-01D
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Ducks Die Cut 5142-02D
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5210-03D Leaf Stems Die Cut
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scor-Tape 1/4′ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I have so many fun ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

A Super Cute Handmade Snowman Card!

Isn’t this cute handmade snowman card just perfect for any warm winter wish? I just love how cute this little guy is and decided to keep things relatively simple to give him the chance to shine. Keep reading to learn how I added a clever no layer background!  To make this I used the Rubbernecker Inside Scallop NestedWinter Snowmen, Upper Case Alphabet, Lower Case Alphabet, Stitched Hills and  Greenery #1.

Learn how to make this cute handmade snowman card using die cuts from Rubbernecker!

Card Base and Scene Layer

  • Cut the A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die to cut the scene layer.
  • Mask off the edges of the scene layer using masking tape and use a large blender brush and blue ink to create the background.
  • Remove the tape, apply mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the white snow layer using the Stitched Hill die and cut a second time using the Inside Scallop die to create matching sides  and bottom of the scene layer.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the snow layer and attach it to the scene layer.

Winter Fun Alpha

  • Cut the upper and lower case alpha letters using yellow cardstock.
  • Apply strips of rolled up double stick tape to the back of each letter.

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  • Line up the letters and attach them to the scene layer.  Note:  Attaching the rolled up tape takes a little time but I think having the letters popped  up instead of flat to the surface makes it well worth the time.

 

A cute handmade snowman card like this one with its cheerful little fellow is perfect to send warm winter wishes

The Snowman and Greenery

  • Cut the snowmen and accessories using white, orange, yellow and black cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents. Note:  I place the small pieces like the nose, eyes, mouth and buttons on my molding pad because it makes them easier to pick up with my tweezers.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the snowman and attach him to the card base.
  • Cut the greenery using green cardstock.
  • Tuck the branches in behind the snow layer and attach using glossy accents.

The Snow Dots

You are probably going to think I’m crazy but whenever I use a an eyelet die I save the tiny white circles that are left to use when I want to create snow or flower centers.  They are handy to have when I need them. 

I lay a bunch of the circles on my molding pad, pick them up with my tweezers and attach them using glossy accents.  

Make and send a cute handmade snowman card like this one made with dies from Rubbernecker!

I find that in the winter months, it’s fun to send cheerful, winter-themed cards and this cute handmade snowman card is a quick fix for both your crafting itch and gives you something special to send!

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5337-03D Winter Snowmen Die
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Upper Case Alphabet w/ stitch Die Cut…
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Lower Case Alphabet w/ stitch Die Cut…
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scor-Tape 1/8′ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Scotch Safe-Release Masking Painter’s…
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Making a cute handmade snowman card is so much fun.

A Simple Idea for Handmade Sympathy Cards

No one wants a reason to make handmade sympathy cards, but I find that making and sending one is a lovely way to express your kind feelings. And because of the nature of the occasion, handmade sympathy cards can be created very simply and still share deep emotion. This card was fast and easy to make if you wanted to make a few extra to have on hand. To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Open Range set and Kittie Says Phrases #1.

Today I am sharing an example of simple yet thoughtful handmade sympathy cards

The Trees and Sentiment

  • Cut the scene layer using white cardstock.
  • Use green pigment ink to stamp the tree image two times across the white layer. 
  • Stamp the sentiment using green pigment ink.
  • Apply clear embossing powder to the trees and sentiment and heat.
  • Apply light blue ink to the sky area around the trees using a large blender brush.
  • Attach the aqua layer to the scene layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.

Handmade sympathy cards like this simple one with a gently background and evergreens is a lovely way to express your sentiments
Creating and sending handmade sympathy cards feels really nice and when the people on the other end receive them, they are sure to feel all your love and caring.

 
Open Range 1026
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Sadly there are times that that we need to make handmade sympathy cards.

Friend Sentiments

The small flowers and ivy floral arrangement on this card highlights one of my favorite friend sentiments from the Rubbernecker Kittie Says Friends clear set. I created the sentiment layer using the Nested Scallop with Half Holes and I used the Small Flowers #3 and Large Ivy to create the framing floral arrangement.

The pretty floral arrangement on this card highlights one of the friend sentiments from the Rubbernecker Kittie Says Friends clear set.

The Sentiment Layer and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and the decorative sentiment layer.
  • Apply embossing magic to the decorative layer to remove static cling.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark.
  • Apply gold embossing powder to the sentiment and shake off the excess powder and heat. 
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.

 

I love how the floral arrangement on this card highlights one of the friend sentiments from the Rubbernecker Kittie Says Friends set.

The Small Flowers and Ivy

  • Cut the small flowers using aqua cardstock and the ivy using green cardstock.
  • Place all the flowers face up on a molding pad and push down in the center of each using a small tipped stylus.
  • Place all the ivy sections on the molding pad and use the leaf tool to push down in the center of each leaf. 
  • Note:  Shaping to the flowers and leaves adds dimension for a more realistic floral arrangement. 
  • Attach to the ivy branches to the corners of the sentiment using glossy accents.
  • Complete the arrangements by attaching the small flowers to the ivy using glossy accents.

Here’s a link to my recent Friend Card Ideas post.

 

Come see how I added tiny flowers and ivy to highlight one of the friend sentiments form the Rubbernecker Kittie Says Friend set.

I love using simple friend sentiments on cards for my friends and framing them with floral arrangements.  How do you highlight the sentiments on your projects? I’d love to know! 

 
3327 Kittie Says Friends
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5320D Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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I love using simple friend sentiments on cards for my friends and framing them with floral arrangements.