Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother’s Day so I just had to create a paper flower bouquet and work it onto a card. My mother was a florist and I learned floral design working with her in the flower shop. I know she would have loved seeing this colorful flower card and how I use floral design in my card making. Mother has been gone for more than twenty years but she will be in my heart forever.
For this card I used Rubbernecker’s Rectangle Combo #3, Circle Lattice, Organic Shapable Posy, Mixed Flower Stack, Mixable Flower Stack 5106, Mixable Flower Stack 5107, Mixable Flower Stack 5109, Organic Shapable Daisy (foliage) and Large Ivy.
Card Base and Framed Lattice
- Cut an A2 sized card base, rectangle frame and a rectangle layer using white cardstock.
- Line up the Circle Lattice die over the white rectangle on the cutting platform and run through the machine.
- Move the Circle Lattice die down on the rectangle and line up with the first cut and run through a second time.
- Repeat the above process a third time to fill in the whole rectangle with the lattice design cut.
- Apply 1/8″ double stick tape tall the way around the back of the frame.
- Trim the lattice layer and attach it to the back of the frame.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach to the card base.
The Handmade Flowers and Foliage
- Cut the flowers using bright pink, purple. yellow and pink cardstock.
- Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the flowers together using glossy accents. Make sure to offset each layer for a more natural looking flower.
- Attach large white pearls to the flower centers using glossy accents.
- Check out my paper flower shaping videos on my tutorial page if you would like to see how I shaped and assembled my flowers.
- Cut ivy and foliage sections from the Organic Shapable Daisy using green cardstock.
- Cut three sections of the flower buds using bright pink cardstock.
- Use glossy accents to attach the flower buds to the foliage stems.
The Flower Arrangement
- Attach the large foliage sections to the card base using glossy accents. Note: I used five sections of the large foliage to create the base for the arrangement.
- Attach the flowers to the card base using mounting tape. Note: I used mounting tape to pop the flowers up to be more even with the frame.
- Tuck ivy sections under the flowers to fill in and soften the flower arrangement.
- Finish the arrangement by tucking the bright pink flower buds into the foliage and attach using glossy accents.
Here are the dies used for my card.
Do you like making handmade cards with flowers? I sure do and I have made so many over the years that I have lost track! Some of my favorites recently are A Die Cut Rose Card, Best Wishes Card and How to Make a Hydrangea card. For more handmade flower card inspiration check out this Pinterest link. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have inspired to get your flower dies out to make a paper flower bouquet card of your own.