Make the sentiment the main focus of the design with this fabulous birthday card using the brand-new Flower Power collection. In today's tutorial, Glynis shows us how to create your own shaped card blank using A3 cardstock and a nesting die set - great for when you want to use different card finishes for your card blanks.
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 Rectangle Die Set
- Fancy Ovals die set
- String Bow die set
- Leafy Foliage die set
- Stamen die
- A3 white cardstock
- Mirror card – Rose Quartz and Lagoon
- Pearl card – Crystal White
- Sparkelicious glitter – Crystallina, Diamante Sparkle, Watermelon Crush, Mexican Sunrise, and Chunky Crystallina
- Bling Box – Leafy Lace
- Ranger Distress Oxide inkpads – Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick
- WOW! embossing powder – Opaque Bright White and Metallic Silver
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- Pinfair 3D glue gel
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue
- 3D foam pads on a roll
- Heat tool
- Die-cutting machine
1 Score and fold the A3 white cardstock in half, place the top of the largest die from the 8x8" Rectangle die set just over the score line and die cut. From the same die set, cut number two in Rose Quartz mirror card, number three in Crystal White pearl card and number four from patterned paper from the Flower Power paper pad. Go around the four sides of the Crystal White panel with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter and then, once dry, matt and layer the three die-cuts together and attach to the base card.
2 From the Fancy Oval die set, cut number four in Rose Quartz mirror card and number five from patterned paper from the Flower Power paper pad. Edge the patterned paper panel with Diamante Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter, then adhere both together and secure onto the base card with foam pads.
3 Stamp, heat-emboss and die-cut the outer floral stamp from the Birthday Verse and Sentiment stamp and die set onto Crystal White pearl card using Metallic Silver embossing powder. Matt and layer onto Rose Quartz mirror card and then secure onto the base card. Repeat this process, only this time use the birthday verse. Matt and layer onto a Rose Quartz Mirror Card die-cut piece and attach to the main card with foam pads.
4 Stamp, heat-emboss and die-cut one of the sets of flowers from the Flower Power stamp and die set onto Vellum using Bright White embossing powder numerous times. Turn the vellum over and colour the back with the Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick Oxide inks, shape the petals and adhere together with Pinflair glue. Die-cut the stamens using the Stamen die and Rose Quartz mirror card, then glitter the ends of the stamens using Art Glitter Glue and Watermelon Crush Sparkelicious glitter. Once dry, attach to the middle of each flower along with a pearl from the Leafy Lace Bling Box.
5 Die-cut the String Bows from Crystal White pearl card, snip off the tails and glitter with Mexican Sunrise Sparkelicious glitter. Fold them in half slightly to add to the foliage display. Using the foliage die sets, cut the Leafy Lace die set in Crystal White pearl card, then add Chunky Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Die-cut the Swirly Foliage die set in Lagoon mirror card, then secure pearls from the Leafy Lace Bling Box using Art Glitter glue. Finally, arrange the flowers and foliage onto the base card and secure in place with Pinflair glue.
I hope you've found this beautiful card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!