Say it with flowers with this gorgeous birthday card using the brand-new Flower Power collection. As well as a selection of products from this collection, Glynis has also combined them with a wide variety of complementary items from the Chloe's Creative Crafts range with spectacular 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:
- Blooming Border Frame die set
- Stamen die
- Leafy Foliage die set
- Birthday Happiness A6 stamp set
- Sparkelicious glitter – Crystallina, Mystical Moonlight, and Diamante Sparkle
- Mirror card – Lagoon
- Matt mirror card – Lagoon
- Glitter card – Lagoon
- Pearl card – Crystal White
- Bling Box – Leafy Lace
- Ranger Distress Oxide inkpad – Peacock Feathers
- WOW! embossing powder – Bright White and Lagoon Breeze
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- Sparklers – 10mm
- Large teal bow
- Large jewel
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue
- 3D foam pads on a roll
- Pinflair 3D glue gel
- Chisel-tip glue pen
- 8x8” white straight-edged card blank
- Heat tool
- Die-cutting machine
1 Trim a sheet of Lagoon matt mirror card down and attach to the base card. Die-cut the first and third die from the Blooming Border Frame die set in Crystal White pearl card and go around the four sides of each with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. From the same set, die-cut numbers two and four in patterned paper from the Flower Power paper pad.
2 Attach the largest Floral Frame die-cut piece to the main card using foam pads. Matt and layer on top a square of matt mirror card and the patterned paper die-cut piece. Repeat this process for the next layer using the other die cuts.
3 For the top layer, die-cut the outer die from the Floral Panel die set in Crystal White pearl card and edge the four sides with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Die-cut the middle die from the set in Lagoon matt mirror card and secure both together with either wet glue or double-sided tape. Using the Floral Panel die, cut this in Crystal White pearl card, cover with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter using the chisel-tip glue pen and, when completely dry, secure onto the topper with dots of Art Glitter glue, then attach the topper to the base 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 the Bright White embossing powder numerous times. Turn the vellum over and colour the back with the Peacock Feathers Oxide ink, then shape the petals and adhere together with Pinflair glue. Die-cut the stamens using the Stamen die and Lagoon mirror card, then glitter the ends of the stamens using Art Glitter glue and Mystical Moonlight Sparkelicious glitter. Once dry, attach to the middle of each flower along with a 10mm Sparkler.
5 Using the foliage die sets, cut the Leafy Lace die set in Lagoon mirror card and the Swirly Foliage die set in Crystal White pearl card. Glitter Crystal White foliage using the Art Glitter glue and Diamante Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter. Secure the pearls from the Leafy Lace Bling Box using Art Glitter glue, arrange the flowers and foliage onto the base card, and secure in place with Pinflair glue gel.
6 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment from the Birthday Happiness stamp set onto Crystal White pearl card with Lagoon Breeze embossing powder. Matt and layer onto Lagoon glitter card and attach to the base card with foam pads. Secure the pearls from the Bling Box onto the middles of the flowers of the Blooming Floral Panel die-cut piece using the Art Glitter Glue. Attach the bow and large jewel to the top right-hand corner with Pinflair glue to finish.
I hope you've found this beautiful card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!