Thursday, April 14, 2016

Best Wishes

Hello everyone,

It's Donna here with with another card to share with you.  The floral leaves are a new release for April which is called Leafy Swirls.  I just love them, there are so many possibilities for these. The flower is a large 3D flower.  This flower can also be made in many different ways.  I finished off the card with the Best Wishes sentiment.  My card can be for a wedding, graduation or someone leaving for a new job.

Here is a closer look at the flower....

 Here is how I made my card:
  • Card Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" to make an A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • The black layer is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • The woodgrain pattern paper is 4" x 2 1/4" and the floral is 4" x 2 1/4" 
  • I added the ribbon and flower and 
  • finished my card by adding some clear drops.

Here is how I put the flower together:

The flower has 6 pieces, and measures 2.2W x 2.2H.  I die cut them out with paper.

After the flowers are die cut and inked, I used my bone folder to curl the edges to get the fibers lose.

After the flowers are curled, I started to assemble the flower.  I used a small brad to hold the flowers.  I started putting the smallest pedal on first and then go to the largest.

Here is the finished flower.  I used a wink of stella clear to add some shimmer to the flower.

This is it for today, I hope I have inspired you to try out some of the 3D flowers.  Also, did you know that we are having a challenge for our fans and followers to display the cards you have made with CottageCutz dies? There are prizes to be won as well.Click here for all the details.  I hope you will join in on the fun!

Here are the dies I used:


Vladuška said...

Floral release is perfect combination with these flowers. Nice.

Karen in PA said...

Pretty card! I really like the colors and how you made the flower.

Janja said...

This is a nice card, Donna. The flower is gorgeous.

Mary Marsh said...

so pretty Donna-love the 3D flower and the leafy swirl-great color combo as well