Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. Have you fallen in love with all the new decorative background and frame dees on the market? I sure have. My project today was made using the Creative Expressions Provence set from the French Collection paired with the Delicate Daisies from the Finishing Touches collection. I created a foliage background for my flower using the Impression Obsession Leafy Branch. The sentiment is from the Impression Obsession Spring Medley set.
The Provence set has five dies and can create a few different backgrounds. For my tutorial project I wanted to create a decorative frame with an opening for a sentiment.
To create the frame place lavender cardstock on the magnetic platform, arrange dies in place and cut.
To create the frame background place white cardstock and die on magnetic platform and cut .
Dust the white background with embossing magic, line the frame up over the background and stamp the sentiment with versa. Heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach to the frame background.
Attach strips of mounting tape to the frame background and attach to the card base.
Form the branch leaves with stylus and molding pad.
Cut the branches apart to use to create the foliage spray.
Place the flower face down on the molding pad and use the small stylus to roll back the petals.
Place the flower face up and push down on the center to raise the petals.
Attach two of the largest flower sections together with glossy accents and offset the petals. Attach the two smaller flower sections with glossy accent to complete the flower. Note: I used the three smallest flowers in the set for this project.
Place the cut branches in place on the edge of the frame opening with glossy accents to create a sort of nest for the flower.
Attach the flower to the branches and frame base with glossy accents.
Attach a tiny white pearl to the flower center to finish.
Here’s a closer view of the floral spray.
I made a second sample to show you another version of the frame cut using both of the scrolling decorative sections in the set. I used the oval die cut from the Austrian Collection Innsbruck set for the sentiment. The sentiment is also from the Spring Medley set.
I made the flower and foliage spray a little smaller so it wouldn’t overpower the sentiment layer.
The decorative dies make such beautiful focal point and background for your card projects. I hope you have found this tutorial inspiring. I’ll look forward to seeing you next time.