I enjoy creating a card with handmade die cut paper flowers and a delicate decorative frame. My project today was made using Becca Freeman’s Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small set by Spellbinders along with Spellbinders Foliage and flowers made using the Succulent and Mum Flower set. I thought the monochromatic cream paper would be perfect to create an elegant floral project.
I used my magnetic platform to secure the two frame dies in place so I could cut them both at the same time. I used a layer of wax paper between the dies and cream cardstock to protect it from the dies leaving marks. I ran the platform through one direction and turned it around and ran through the opposite direction. I wanted to make sure I had a good cut since the dies are so intricate. I turned both frames face down and attached them together using 1/8″ double stick tape. I removed the tape, applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.
I formed the flowers using a stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents. The secret to creating dimensional flowers is using a good stylus and a fairly thick molding pad. I sometimes use two pads together so the petals roll well with being pushed down with the stylus. I formed the foliage leaves gently with my fingers and attached the sections to the card base using glossy accents. I added champagne pearls to the flower centers to finish.
Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope you are inspired to make your own handmade die cut paper flowers with an elegant decorative frame.
I have a feminine eyelet framed die cut flower card to share with you today. Framing a floral arrangement on a card front adds interest and another element of interest. My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers, Curvy Leaves, and the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables.
I started by attaching the Lollipop layer to the card base using mounting tape. I created a double matted frame using the largest of the eyelet circle die and a Nestabilities Classic Circle and attached the two layers together using small pieces of mounting tape. I used the negative piece of what cardstock left from the eyelet frame cut to attach to the back of the frame using mounting tape and then attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
The flower sections were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached together using glossy accents. I attached the flowers to the card base using glossy accents and finished them by adding drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Hint: I have a small section of non-stick craft sheet that I use to apply drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in several different sizes and my regularly used colors. It is a handy way to have them ready to use rather than making them and waiting for them to dry. I use the tip of my paper piercer to pick the drop off the sheet and then attach in the flower center using glossy accents. I formed the leaves gently with my fingers and tucked them in around the flowers and attached with glossy accents.
I think this would be perfect to use for a birthday, get well or thinking of you card. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to make your own framed die cut flower card.
I like to use red and white to create a clean and simple die cut Valentine card. Silhouette images appear so crisp and clean with the colorful contrast. I love using the Impression Obsession Songbird Branch cut in white and layered against the red Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts. Layering the heart with the white Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables adds another element of contrast for the images.
I used a large stylus and molding pad to form the leaves and the birds. The white scalloped background, the heart and the songbirds were attached using mounting tape. I never like creating projects where all the layers are attached flat to each other. Adding space between the layers creates an element of dimension and interest to a clean and simple card.
I really enjoy making projects with lots of detail but it is also fun to create an interesting clean and simple project. Thanks for coming by today. I hope I have inspired you to create a clean and simple die cut valentine card of your own,