Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. I love making flower projects and just couldn’t wait to get my hands on Susan’s Garden Notes Tulip and Lilac sets by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I paired them with the Memory Box Botanical Stem and Creative Expressions Trailing Ivy to create mini bouquet. The decorative frame was made using the Creative Expressions Austrian Background and Nesting Card Templates.
Place the frame dies on the magnetic platform and run through the machine to cut.
The frame is 6” x 4”. Use the top frame to mark the cutting lines for the decorative background frame. Cut off the outer edges to fit behind the rectangle frame.
Apply double stick tape to the back of the rectangle frame and attach to the decorative frame.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach to the card base.
Cut several sections of the tiny flowers and form them using the stylus and molding pad.
Apply adhesive (I use glossy accents) a little at a time to the stem and begin attaching the tiny flowers working your way up to the tip. Continue adding flowers until it is full and natural looking.
Cut the tulip petals using white cardstock and then add lighter and darker pink ink to create a variegated looking bloom. Add color to both the front and back of each section.
Use the small end of the stylus and molding pad to push down around the edges of the petal to form. Finish forming the petals by curling them around your finger for a tighter form. I’m sorry I failed to get pictures of this step.
Attach the petals to the stem with adhesive and hold in place for a little bit to make sure each is secure.
Insert and attach the stamen inside the tulip with adhesive and hold in place until secure.
Finish your mini bouquet with a pretty bow. I left the ends of the stems showing below the bow because I like the natural look. I also tucked a couple ivy stems in to add softness to the arrangement.
I love the pink, purple and green flowers and foliage against the all white decorative background. This card would be perfect for so many occasions.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and have been inspired to make your own mini bouquet project. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.
Card size: 6” x 4”