Daisy Swirl 3-D Flowers
Finished card size: 5" x 6.5"
Daisy Patch Swirls (Heartfelt Creations)
Designer paper scraps
Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko)
Iced Spruce Distress ink pad (Ranger)
Daisy Patch die cuts (Heartfelt Creations)
Lace Corner Deco E (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Labels Twenty Five (Spellbinders)
Paper blossoms craft molding mat (McGill)
Paper blossoms paper tool kit (McGill)
Copic markers: (.too, Inc.)
G82, G99, G43, Y06, YR16, YR14, YR65
Elements Cocoa glitter (Art Glitter)
Dries clear adhesive (Art Glitter)
Metal adhesive accents (Heidi Grace)
Double stick tape
Grand Calibur die cutting machine (Spellbinders)
I spent a weekend at the Las Vegas CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention) and I thought I would share one of the things I learned. I took a class from Heartfelt Creations on making flowers. Since I think a lot of us would like to know how they get some fun real looking flowers, I wanted to share this with you.
- I started by preparing the dies to line up with the image I was going to use. To do this, take the die and tape one side to a piece of white paper.
- Take out the part you would normally use and discard it. It is important to leave the die taped to the paper. Stamp the image on to white paper, twice. One is to be used for the base of the card, the other is to cut out the flowers to make 3-D.
- Line up the stamped image by turning it to put the die into the cutting position. Use removable tape and tape the paper into place and cut.
- To make the flowers have the 3-D look you need to use a padded base. A mouse paper is too firm. I used a McGill Paper Blossoms craft molding mat and tools to do this next step.
- Turn the flower stamped side towards the mat. Take the stylist and move it on the backside without holding the flower, moving from the outside of the flower to the center.
- When you are finished the flowers should look like this:
- They kind of look like spiders upside down don't they?
- Use the stylist in the center of the flowers.
- I colored the image with Copic markers before I used the stylist on them. The flowers are now ready to attach to your card base which was also colored with Copic markers. I used glue dots to stick the flowers onto the base.
- The flower base was cut out using a Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five which was sponged with Spruce Distress ink. I also did a little direct-to-paper on the edges to give it a more distressed look.
- I cut the Cheery Lynn corner dies out of yellow paper. To assemble the card I mounted the yellow cardstock onto the white card base then added the designer paper. I glued the corner dies with the Art glitter adhesive. Then put the saying under the card base. Final step was to mount this layer to the card base. Then I added the 3-D flowers. Using the Art Glitter Adhesive, I added the Elements by Art Glitter to the center of the flowers and pressed down.
- Here are a few close-up views of the attached 3-D flowers:
I was told you can use this technique with all your different flower dies. So far I have only tried with the Heartfelt Creations since I bought these toys to learn this technique at the CKC. So give it a try and see what difference it makes to your cards!