A Paper Flower Bouquet ON A CARD!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here are the dies used for my card. 

 
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5218D Rectangle Combo OPC #3 Die Cut
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Circle Lattice Die Cut 5026D
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5301-02D Organic Shapable Posy Die
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5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5106D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5107D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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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.

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