This flower bouquet card is perfect for lots of occasions!
If you see a stunning flower bouquet card out there, chances are it was made by or inspired by our own Kittie Caracciolo. Her talent creating cards loaded with rich, lavish paper flower bouquets is legendary and today she’s shared this card with us to share with you! This card uses the relatively new Canterbury Bells die in the Kittie Kraft by Rubbernecker collection and the focused cluster of blue flowers with bright green foliage against all that white is just gorgeous! You can get all of Kittie’s details over on her blog at this post and we wanted to share some highlights.
First, Kittie used a reverse frame technique to bring you INTO this lush card. She cut her scalloped oval in the center of her embossed white card and then to make sure that her blue layer was perfectly lined up, she adhered her colored card stock panel to the inside of the card front with temporary tape, lined up her die inside the die cut opening and ran it through her die cutting machine again. This takes ALL of the guesswork out of lining up your shapes! Kittie shares a fantastic frame tutorial here and you will never look at nested dies the same way once you see what magic she works with them!
To get that huge visual impact and to allow the beautiful texture of her flowers stand out, Kittie used just one color for the flowers and just one other color for the stems and leaves. She did, of course, shape her flowers and foliage to give them even more dimension and realism.
And last, Kittie added a white element OVER the colorful pieces in the form of a pretty white bow. This layering of color and white bring the eye deeply into the scene and you can see how you just can’t stop looking at it!
Thanks to Kittie, we are all learning the design principles behind a flower bouquet card and we would LOVE to see what you make when you try this out. Be sure to share your creations on our Facebook page so we can be inspired by YOU!