Dimensional Paper Flowers on Cards
Hello crafty friends! It’s Rachel Alvarado from RachelAlvaradoDesigns.com. I am thrilled to be back for another guest post on Spellbinder’s blog! I have three projects to share with you today that feature the gorgeous new Victorian Garden Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.
For my first card, I created an A2 sized card showcasing the beautiful Southern Magnolia Etched Dies. To start, I first die-cut my flower pieces from some of Susan’s Garden Specialty Card Stock. I love how easy it is to shape flowers with this card stock! Next, I used Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit to shape my flowers. I actually had never made paper flowers like these before, but Susan has some wonderful YouTube tutorials online that show how to make a variety of flowers, and I found this method to be very fun and relaxing.
For the inside pieces of the flower, I colored part of them with pink Copic Markers (RV66 and RV69) and the other part with a yellow (Y15) Copic Marker. Once I was finished putting the flowers together, I then cut four leaves from some Fern Card Stock and blended the edges with some Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink before shaping them and adhering them to my card.
Next, I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to slightly larger than 4” x 5.25” and lightly blended some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink from the lower left corner out until fading to white. I added a few spatters of diluted gold watercolor paint for added interest and then trimmed my piece down to 4” x 5.25” to get rid of any ink stains on the sides of my card. I then layered this piece with a 4.25” x 5.5” piece of white card stock. I used hot foiling for my sentiment from Yana’s Special Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.
Mason Jar With Lavender
For my second card, I created an 8” x 3.75” slimline card with some beautiful lavender sitting in a mason jar full of water. To do this, I used the new Mason Jar and Lavender Etched Dies. This time, I blended both the front and back of a piece of Susan’s Garden Specialty Card Stock with some Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks before cutting out my flowers. I once again used the same tools as above to quickly shape my flowers.
I die-cut my leaves from some Rainforest Card Stock and added one piece of foliage from the Victorian Garden Foliage Etched Dies using a slightly darker piece of green card stock that I had in my scrap bin.
Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Garden Favorites Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and then layered my white card stock with a piece of Lilac Blossom Card Stock. I then die cut my mason jar twice from some heavy duty vellum. I attached the first piece on my card base to help me know where to line up my flowers and foliage and then the second piece on top after I had lightly blended it with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to give the illusion of water.
Teacup With Camellias
For my last project, I combined the new Teacup and Saucer Etched Dies along with the Camellia Etched Dies. I also added a few pieces of extra foliage from the Victorian Garden Foliage Etched Dies. To create my teacup and saucer, I die cut them twice: once from some patterned paper and the second time from some Mirror Gold Card Stock. I lightly blended the sides of my teacup with some Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink and then fussy cut my gold trimmings from the gold card stock that I had die-cut. I then adhered the gold pieces on top of my cup with some liquid adhesive.
For both my teal Camellia and background, I blended some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink. I used some Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to blend my background and Susan’s Garden Specialty Paper for my flowers. I stamped my sentiment with black ink once again using the Garden Favorites Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. My card measures at 5” x 7”.
Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today! If you liked these cards and want some more inspiration, feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM page.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic White Paint, Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Heavy Duty Vellum.
Hello Rachel…what a sweet surprise to find you here today!! These flowers are so realistic you wouldn’t guess them to be paper. Lovely colors and I have been checking out this very collection the last couple of days. Such a great post and TFS
Beautiful cards, Rachel. You’ve given me some great ideas when I work with my own dyes. Thank you.