Sunday, April 08, 2018

Flowers for Mom


It's Anja here. My mom is celebrating her birthday this week and I was looking for ideas for her birthday card. I tried out foam flowers and I love the effect. I think I will make some more in different colors.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (3D Flower #1, 3D Flower #2, 3D Flower #7, Leafy Foliage, Oval Set, Nested Stitched Scallop Oval set, Sugar & Cream Alphabet),
- Distress Inks (Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick),
- foam in different colors,
- craft card base (15x15 cm),
- patterned paper (14,5x14,5 cm),
- white and craft card stock for die cuts,
- flower stamen,
- green tape for flowers,
- iron,
- silicone glue,
- paper glue,
- wire,
- embossing tools.

First I die cut the flowers and leaves, using foam. I colored the foam with Distress Inks.

Then I used the iron and heat all the pieces.


You don't have to heat it for a long time. The foam shrinks and it peels of the surface. Then I used embossing tools to add some more shape to the flowers and leaves.

I used flowers stamens for the middle of the flower. I used a bit of wire to pull it trough the flower.

Then I taped t with this green adhesive tape that's used for making paper flowers.

I made all the flowers in the same way. When I had the finished I cut patterned paper for the background.

Then I die cut oval shapes for the front and inside of the card. I also cut letters from craft card stock.

When I had everything cut I started with adhering. I used silicone glue for adhering flowers to the front of the card.

And this is the finished product.

Have a nice Sunday!
Anja Z. 

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Janja said...

This is so gorgeous Anja. I like beautiful soft flowers, dimension and colors.

Pam MacKay said...

Love the beautiful flowers and the use of the foam is awesome!

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a beautiful birthday card Anja -you can see it was made with such love for your Mom- the flowers are magnificent-love the use of the foam to create them

Nancy Ball said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I am waiting for an order of thin foam to make flowers. I hope it arrives in time for me to make Mother's Day cards for May!

Sherry said...

OMGosh, those are beautiful. Did you use colored foam or white foam and used your inks to get the color that you wanted? That is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen. ~ Hugs, Sherry

Tam said...

great flowers!

Jeanne said...

Oh my Anja! WOW - these are so beautiful and gorgeous! Your mom will love this. So, so pretty.

SugarShine Designs said...

Your card is so gorgeous! You used the foam to its full advantage. Your Mom is going to be so honored that you created this masterpiece for her. You need to give her a shadow box so it can be hung as a home decor item in her home. I know that’s what I’d want to do if I received this.

Anja Ž. said...

I used colored foam, but added a bit shadow with Distress inks.

Anja Ž. said...

Great idea! Thanks :)

Sherry said...

Did you use a special kind of foam or was it just fun foam? Sorry for all of the questions, I just love this and would love to try and do something similar. ~ SHerry