Flower Garden Inspiration | Soft Floral Cards with Zsoka
Hi there crafty friends, Zsoka with you today with my third and last blog post using products from the Sharyn Sowell Flower Garden collection. If you missed my previous posts, you can find them here and here.
I’ve really enjoyed working with these lovely products! I just love flowers above anything and because I only have a son, I can’t go all girly on my scrapbook pages most of the time! So I love that with cards I can do whatever I want!
For my first card today I picked the gorgeous Dimensional Floral Panel Die. I was especially happy about this one, because wreaths are one of my favorite things to do on my scrapbook pages too! So I did exactly what I would do with digital cut files on my pages: I cut the design from white card stock, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers to give them colors.
To add more dimension, I die cut some of the single roses and backed these with patterned papers too. Next, I prepared my card base: I adhered an A2 size patterned paper panel to my A2 size top folding card. I set it aside while I finished my rose wreath: I glued the wreath on a coral patterned paper and fussy cut it out. I embossed a sentiment in the middle using white embossing powder.
I glued my wreath on the card base using a tape runner. I then started layering additional roses onto my wreath to achieve the design and dimension I like. I used pop dots for this. Next, I die cut several leaves from two different patterned papers and tucked these under the wreath and the roses in quite a few places.
Last but not least, I added a few drops of glossy accents!
For my next card I also used an A2 top folding card base, to which I added a floral patterned paper panel. I also glued a light pink chipboard frame on this.
The dies I’ve used here are from the Butterfly Die and the Bird on Cherry Branch Die sets.
I die cut the butterfly from white card stock. I cut two wings but I only wanted one to show from above, if that makes sense. There’s a little tab on the wings which goes under the body of the butterfly – I glued the two tabs together and then folded the top up to give dimension to the butterfly. It’s hard to describe what I mean, but you’ll see in the close-ups. The body I cut from a raspberry cardstock, then cut it in half and attached it to the wings. I glued on the antenna as well.
I then glued my butterfly onto the chipboard frame. At this point I felt like I was still missing something! Flowers, of course :). I die-cut a few tiny flowers from a pink patterned paper, attached one to the butterfly and used another 3 to create a flower cluster at the right top of my frame.
I die cut the little banner that is in the Tiny Shadow Box Die set, from pink patterned paper. I then embossed my sentiment on it, using white embossing powder. Recently I was looking for something in my ancient craft stash I never use (non-papercraft supplies I built up over 20+ years) and found a few different lace ribbons. These tiny things make me happy, you know, when you finally use something you spent money on at one point! So I cut a piece for my panel and glued my sentiment on top of this.
To finish off my card, I added a few Nuvo Jewel Drops.
- S2-285 Bird on Cherry Branch
- S2-286 Botanical Butterfly
- S4-851 Dimensional Floral Panel
- S5-339 Tiny Shadow Box
Patterned papers, chipboard frame: Cocoa Vanilla Studio – More Than Words; Neenah solar white card stock 80LB; American crafts pink textured card stock; Tonic Studios Nuvo drops; Ranger Glossy Accents; WOW embossing powder; Pinkfresh Studio sentiment stamps; white lace ribbon; die cutting machine.
That’s it from me for today! I hope you like these cards! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an amazing day!
These are so sweet and feminine! Love the 3D affect you added to the butterfly and all of the flowers!!