We love this die cut flower card and we couldn’t wait to share it with you!
So by now you know if you see a gorgeous, ornate die cut flower card somewhere on the web there’s a very good chance it was made by our very own Associate Designer and friend, Kittie Caracciolo. When we saw this pop up on her blog the other day we knew this was one we just HAD to share here. Isn’t it just so exquisite?
You can see all of Kittie’s awesome tips and tricks and get step by step instructions on her post right here but we wanted to share some of her highlights.
We love how Kittie used that small scaled patterned paper for her background – it’s such a perfect complement to the tiny die cut flowers she used to make her arrangements. Matching scale is an easy way to make a really pretty project. Kittie also shares this great tip: “When I use designer paper to cover my whole card front I cut the card base to be a tiny 1/16″ smaller on both the side and bottom. This makes it easier to cover the card base and not have any of the card base showing on the top, sides of bottom.” Thanks, Kittie!
Kittie is also known for her fabulous tips for coloring die cuts to give them lots of dimension, as you can see here – Kittie used a similar technique here by applying red over the whole wheelbarrow and then added dark brown shading for a truly weathered look. It’s SO realistic!
Kittie also shares in her post that she used up some leftover die cuts from another project. See the tall plant in the center of the wheelbarrow? Well, that’s a branch from our Half Tree Die that she trimmed off another card. We always joke about saving scraps but boy if this isn’t an example of they can be put to excellent use…..!
And Kittie is known for how she shapes her flowers and you can see here what a huge difference that little step makes!
Now you don’t have to make YOUR die cut flower card as ornate or detailed as this one. We just know that Kittie’s projects – like those of everyone on our amazing design team – inspire us and we want to help inspire you!