January 25, 2017

Flower Card - For a Speedy Recovery

As I mentioned before, the new Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge "Flower Market" is by far my favorite of the cartridges we have in the program. It contains so many wonderful flower options...let's see what I have picked for this class project:

Starting with a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base and a piece of thistle cardstock cut about 1/4" smaller and a piece of white cardstock completing the card base.

Now on to the embellishments.... both flowers and the paper bag with the bow are all cut from the new "Flower Market" Cricut cartridge.  Both flowers are cut in multiple layers. The cartridge contains all the layers and will cut them automatically in the size you choose. All you are left to do is pick your paper colors.

The purple flower is cut from green cardstock for the base, then a super light pink which only peaks through a little (hard to see here, but see the picture at the end), followed by a dark purple layer and the medium purple to finish it off. Leaves are cut separate so you can position them anywhere on the flower you like. To archive the 3-D look of the flower, simple adhere the layer in order as you can see them on you cutting file. I adhered them with some liquid glue and no foam dots (this wouldn't work well here). Each layer lines up with the previous one to make the assembling really simple. The same goes with the pink flower on the right.

The bag comes cut in two pieces, the dark background and a lighter brown front. I adhered the front part only along the edges and left the top part open. This allowed me to stick my assembled flowers inside the bag. Once they were positioned in the way I wanted them, I flipped the bag with flowers over and put adhesive on the whole piece. Turn it over and place it on your project. You don't need to apply adhesive on every little piece, just the bag and the main flowers will do. All that was left now was to add my leaves and the little bow and decorate with some rhinestones...and in the inside.
Would you like to learn how to make these and other flowers? Would you love to make some cards ever month with a fun group of ladies? Or would you like to join a small class with more individual topic planing? In any event, please feel free to contact me for more details....comment below if you like this card or the flowers etc....and stay tuned for more!

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