Today’s card is one of my new favorites! I am having so much fun learning about and experimenting with flower shaping. Its still a very new thing for me so my flowers aren’t as gorgeous or realistic looking as some others I have seen out there but I still think they are beautiful and am pleased with the end results. I think my biggest challenge with the flowers is not the shaping itself but getting them colored and inked like I want or see in my mind. I’m determined to learn though and keep playing around till I can do it.
Well on to my card… The finished size is 4.25×5.5. The products used in this project are:
- White Card stock for base
- Opal Pearl and Copper Pearl Cardstock , core’dinations
- Arianna Blooms stamps and dies, Heartfelt Creations
- Flower Shaping Kit, Heartfelt Creations
- Arianna Lace Dies, Heartfelt Creations
- Tempting Turquoise Ink, Stampin Up
- Espresso Truffle, Momento
- Turquoise Organza Ribbon
- Jewel Stickers
- Sponge Dauber
- Double stick tape
Cut your card base from the white card stock 4.25×11 in. Score and fold at 5.5 and set aside. Stamp the Arianna Blooms image on the opal pearl cardstock. (3-4 times) Place the dies over the stamped images and run through your die cutting machine. Cut 3 of the smallest stamens and 1 of the next size up with the copper cardstock. Next cut out 3-4 of the swirls from the Arianna Lace die set with the copper cardstock. With your sponge dauber add some extra color to both sides of your die cut images.
Next shape your flowers with the flower shaping kit. You can find a “how to” video here Glue together the layers of the flowers. The bottom two layers are shaped downward and the center petals I glued on upside down and shaped the flowers inward toward the center. Please watch the video for the instructions on how to do this if you are unfamiliar with it. Next glue on the stamen centers and adhere the jewel centers.
Take your card base and and add the ribbon, twisting and turning to give it volume and texture, adhering it with the double stick tape. Adhere your flowers and swirls with double stick tape or clear glue.
Stamp your sentiment on a piece of opal card stock in espresso truffle ink and layer it with the copper cardstock. Adhere to your card. For a finishing touch embellish with a few more jewel stickers.