We have an extra-special card for you today, by the super-talented Christine. Christine has combined the brand-new Flower Power collection with a fabulous selection of coordinating Chloe's Creative Cards' products for stunning results.
Read on for a full step-by-step project tutorial, complete with full materials list. To view the product page for each individual product, simply click on the product name and you'll be directed to its dedicated page.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Flower Power Collection:
- 8x8” Basic Ovals metal die set
- Stamen metal die set
- Pearl card – Crystal White and Azalea
- Pearl paper – Azalea
- Mirror card – Azalea
- 8x8” paper pad – Beautiful Butterflies
- Heat-resistant acetate
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- WOW! embossing powder – Polished Silver
- Sparkelicious Glitter – Hot Pink Sparkle, Crystal Crush, Raspberry Pink, and Sparkling Butterflies
- Sparklers – 12mm and 10mm
- Self-Adhesive Sparkles – Pretty Pinks
- Pink and silver sequins
- Foam pads on a roll
- Chisel-tip glue pen
- Pinflair 3D glue gel
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue
- White 8x8” straight-edged card blank
- Heat tool
- A4 die-cutting machine
1 Trim a sheet of Azalea mirror card to 7¾” square and affix to the card blank using dries-clear glue. Trim a sheet of Azalea pearl card to 7½” square and go around the edges with Hot Pink Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter and Dries-Clear glue. Trim patterned paper from the Beautiful Butterflies paper pad to 7¼” square, edge with the chisel-tip glue pen and sprinkle Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter over the glue. Matt and layer both glittered pieces onto the card front using foam pads.
2 Trim Azalea mirror card to 7” square and Crystal White pearl card to 6¾” square. Glitter the edges of the Crystal White square with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter and the chisel-tip glue pen. Matt and layer both pieces onto the card front at an angle using foam pads.
3 Trim Azalea pearl card to 6½” square and die-cut an oval into the centre using the 10th oval inwards from the Basic Ovals die set. Cut a piece of acetate to 6½” square and affix to the back, behind the oval aperture. Add Hot Pink Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter to the edges using Dries-Clear glue.
4 Die-cut the Floral Happy Birthday die from Azalea pearl card then the Happy Birthday die from the same set from Azalea mirror card. Cover the ‘Happy Birthday’ with Dries-Clear glue then sprinkle over with Raspberry Pink Sparkelicious glitter. Layer on top of the Happy Birthday sentiment on the Floral die-cut before affixing the entire die-cut panel to the acetate in the oval aperture using Dries-Clear glue. Add foam pads around the reverse of this layer, ensuring there are no gaps between the pads. Carefully place glitters, butterflies, and sequins onto the Crystal White pearl card and then matt the Azalea Oval aperture layer on top, securing the shaker elements inside.
5 Die-cut four large flowers and four medium flowers from Azalea pearl paper using the Flower Power dies. Using the stamps from the same set, stamp the decorative detail onto each flower using the clear inkpad, cover with Polished Silver embossing powder and heat set. Add dots of dries-clear adhesive to the petals of each flower and sprinkle with Hot Pink Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter. Die-cut two medium and two small stamens from Azalea mirror card, add Dries-Clear glue to the tip of each stamen and sprinkle with Hot Pink Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter. Layer up the flowers, as shown, using 3D glue gel. Add a 12mm Sparkler to the centre of each of the large flowers and 10mm Sparklers to the centres of each of the medium flowers using glue gel. Affix the flowers around the central die-cut panel, as shown, using 3D glue gel.
6 Die-cut four pieces of Azalea mirror card using the Swirly Foliage die set and affix to the card around the flowers using 3D glue gel. Affix some Pretty Pinks Self-Adhesive Sparkles to the centre die-cut panel and the corners of the card to finish.
I hope you've found this beautiful card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!