Spring is here - that means flowers! Flower cards are perfect for so many celebratory moments - Spring, Mother’s Day, Thank You and Congratulations come to mind. I made a Glossy Flower Frame “Congrats” card using Colorplan and Speckletone cardstock. I utilized glossy accents on the inside of the die cut flower scraps for an artistic effect that makes the flower pop (think 80s puffy stickers).
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
- Colorplan in Mid-Green, New Blue, Azure Blue, and Amethyst
- Speckletone in True White
- Flower Frame Die or similar SVG file
- Border & Sentiment Dies
- Cutting Machine
- Glossy Accents Liquid
- Weeding Tools
- Liquid Adhesive
- Paper Trimmer
- Sticky Tack for Posters
To get started, I cut a standard A2 card base out of True White cardstock. I scored the cardbase so the fold was at the top of the card. For the inside of the cardbase, I cut a panel measuring 4” x 5 ¼” out of Mid-Green. I cut a second panel for the inside of the card out of True White, measuring 3 ¾” x 5”.
For the front of the card, I cut a panel measuring 3 ¼ x 5 ½” from the Amethyst cardstock. I used a border die on the Amethyst panel running top to bottom.
To create a window in my cardbase, I aligned the flower frame die cut in the top center on the outside cover of my unfolded cardbase. I ran it through the die cut machine. I did the same to the front Amethyst panel making sure the two aligned, then adhered the Amethyst panel to the front of the card. I adhered the 4” x 5 ¼” Mid-Green panel to the inside of the cardbase using liquid adhesive. I temporarily attached the True White panel measuring 3 ¾” x 5” to the inside of the card using sticky tack.
Next, I die cut the flower frame from Mid-Green, New Blue and Azure Blue. I weeded the Mid-Green die cut, saving the outer frame which outlines the flowers and the scraps inside the leaves. Using liquid adhesive, I attached the Mid-Green die cut flower frame to the True White panel on the inside of the card. I made sure to center the die cut and lift the cover of the card.
I used liquid adhesive to glue the scraps inside the Mid-Green leaves onto the inside white panel with the outline die cut. I repeated the process using the weeding scraps from New Blue and Azure Blue. When complete, I used a paintbrush to cover the inside flower pieces with a thick layer of glossy accents. I set this aside to dry. Next, I cut a “scripty congrats” sentiment from New Blue and Azure Blue and placed a layer of glossy accents on top of the cut in New Blue. I set this aside to dry as well.
When the glossy accents dried, I adhered the True White panel on the inside of the card and the layered sentiment to the front of the card with liquid glue.
Wasn't that easy?
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