Come see how to make a die cut flower wreath that with tons of 3D details!
Today Carol is jumping in on our dimensional flower excitement and is sharing with us how to make a die cut wreath with so much texture and dimension and in the prettiest rainbow arrangement. This design is so versatile and adaptable and using the easy marker technique Carol shares, you can customize your shades to and for anything! Let’s get right into it!
First, Carol created the card base and the layers she used to give this miniature paper sculpture the perfect setting to show off. PRO TIP: Carol used white on white for her background to really let those colors pop. Here are her steps:
- Die cut one Deckle Frame Die from 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock. Add foam tape to the back of the frame.
- Die cut one Diamond Pierced Cover Die from 80# Neenah. Trim down to fit behind the Deckle Frame Die cut.
- Remove the liner from the foam tape on the back of the Deckle Frame Die and adhere the Diamond Pierced layer.
- Next use liquid glue to adhere the piece to an A2 card base.
- Treat a small scrap strip of white card stock with an anti-static powder tool. Stamp the sentiment from the Best Friends Etc. stamp set with Versamark clear embossing ink.
- Sprinkle on black embossing powder and heat set.
- Trim the sentiment into a strip and use scissors to cut fish tails on each end of the strip. PRO TIP: to do this simply use your Paper Snips to cut a slit into the very middle of each end of the strip as if you were going to cut it in half lengthwise. The depth of this slit will determine the angle of your final points. Then cut from each corner at an angle up to meet where your cut ends in the strip. Voila – perfect fish tails!
- Add foam tape to the back and set aside to adhere later.
Now let’s make the rainbow die cut flower wreath:
- Die cut all of the leafy stems and branches in the Spring Wreath Die set from green card stock. Carol says” I wanted my wreath to be fluffy and full, so I die cut 12 of each die.”
- Die cut one wreath base circle (Spring Wreath Die set) from the same green card stock.
- Instead of trying to find all of the exact card stock colors she wanted for the flowers (though this is a great project for scraps) Carol useed some Copic markers to create her own strips of color to die cut them from. Carol also says “After I die cut the flowers, I realized that the orange and purple was not the shade I wanted. I used a YR16 and V15 marker to color over the flowers, which was super quick to do!” Don’t you just love it when these talented professionals share their trade secrets?
- Carol ran the two dies for the flowers through mher die cutting machine twice for each color.
- If desired, trim the long stems from the leaves. Then use liquid glue to adhere them to the wreath base circle. Here is what Carol’s looked like after this step:
- To save time, use a yellow and green gel pen to add dots for the flowers’ centers. Let the gel pen dots dry.
- Then use a small tipped stylus to quickly shape the flowers. Just one quick press in the flower’s center will create the cupped flower.
- Use the same stylus to shape some of the leaves.
- Use reverse tweezers to pick up the die cut leaves, dip into the glue, and adhere onto the wreath.
- Next adhere the little flowers in rainbow color order.
- Letting the glue dry thoroughly will make it easy to go back and insert more leaves, as desired.
To finish up, tie a double bow of jute twine and use glue to adhere it to the wreath. Then add glue to the back of the wreath and place on the card front. Remove the backing from the foam tape on the sentiment and adhere to the card below the wreath. Can you even? We are just loving this so much!
Should you want to make this same project, here are the things from our store that Carol used today. And remember, everything in our fabulous new release is all 15% off through midnight tonight. If you’ve been waiting to order, make sure you get in on the deal!
While there is, of course, more than one way to make a die cut flower wreath, we think this one is so loaded with color and texture and dimension that we know THIS card is going on our spring and summer and fall and, oh heck, winter lineup! What about you? Does this get your creative gears going?