These cards also feature an idea to create easy collapsible 3D frames.
Spirea Bridal Wreath
The idea to create 3D collapsible frames was born when I was looking for alternatives to add dimension to my projects avoiding the stiffness of double sided adhesive foam tape, and also easy mailing.
- To make this kind of frames all you will need to cut your paper 2″ wider than the width of the die you want to use to cut the center window.
- Then, you have to create an accordion fold by scoring 3 lines every 1/4″ from the edges of the panel sides.
- You need to do the mats as the larger the die you use the larger will be your card.
You can make the frames in any size and you can also use any kind of dies to create a window in the center of the collapsible piece (frame).
I was amazed as to die cut and to put the flower together it took only a few minutes and I loved he process. I didn’t aim for perfection but for a cute and easy floral element to decorate this card. The center oval die-cut was stamped using black ink and one of the greeting from Spring Quotes stamp set from this collection.
The Card Making Process
- First, I applied watercolour paints over 300 grams watercolour paper.
- I splattered darker paint colours, gold sparkle spray, and FSJ Whip Cream Acrylic Paint.
- Once the paper was dried, I die cut it using the floral dies.
- Using the Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit , I shaped the flowers.
Note: watercolour paper is thick so that is not great to do shaping or to add that super realistic look and feel to the flowers but I love the uneven, organic color and the texture.
- To make the 3d collapsible frames for these cards, I used a 5″ x 5-1/2″ piece of 240 grams cardstock
- Then, I scored along the shorter side of the panel at 1/4″, 1/2”, 3/4″ from both edges.
- Next, I die-cut a window in the center using oval or square dies.
- Once the piece was die-cut, I folded its edges to shape the 3D collapsible frame.
- You can glue a background piece to the frame for stability as in the yellow flower card, or you can stick the frame directly onto the front panel of the card as in the purple floral card.
- Once your 3D frame is adhered in place you can decorate using beautiful dies and sentiments from Susan’s Spring Flora Collection.
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Watercolor paper, watercolor paints, 240 gsm white, lilac, and kraft cardstock.