Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. I had so much fun last week creating my dimensional floral spray card for the Spring Release blog hop using Julie’s new Wild Garden die set . I thought you may like to see the steps of layering the flowers and foliage and the design process.
These are wonderful images! I especially loved the different shapes that can be used as flowers or foliage and how the different elements seem to make the arrangement come to life. I used the Taylored Expressions Lattice Cutting Plate to create an interesting dimensional background for my arrangement,
I have to admit that I don’t always know exactly where I‘m going to end up when I start my project. I create the base for my card and cut several different floral pieces to begin with and go from there.
I cut a frame using the Nesting Card Templates, attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back and attached to the lattice frame.
I formed the foliage and flowers using my stylus and molding pad from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. Hint: If you want to make dimensional flowers a good good stylus and molding pad are must have tools.
Place the flower face down on the molding pad and push down lightly with the stylus.
Turn the flower face up and push down in the center to draw the petals up.
Attach the layers of petals together with glossy accents.
Before I started attaching the flower pieces and foliage I laid them out on the card base to get an idea of how I wanted the design to look. Once I have the basic idea in mind I take a deep breath, attach the first piece and keep attaching until I have the basic design.
I attached each of the large flowers to a large piece of foliage and then attached to the card base with glossy accents.
Once I had the major flowers in place I started tucking and attaching pieces of foliage under and around them to fill in.
I added pearls to the center of the flowers for a pretty finish.
Thank you Julie for creating such a wonderful set of flower dies. I think this arrangement looks like it was made from wild garden flowers.
I hope you enjoyed my floral spray tutorial today and seeing how easy the steps are to creating a dimensional flower project. I’ll look forward to being with you next time.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”