Spring is on our doorstep, so we thought that there was no better time to start bringing out the pastel shades and florals. This is possibly one of our favourite times of the year for crafting because we’re so inspired by all of the blossoms, budding flowers and warmth! With all of these things in mind, we’re sharing this gorgeous spring card with you today, which features foam flowers, vellum and a touching sentiment perfect for a wedding.
Of course, this project can be totally customised with your own favourite colours and sentiments. Just play with the step-by-step instructions and see where you can personalise!
You will need:
- Peony Die
- Clover Die
- Leaves and Vines Die
- Floral Bouquet Foam
- Foliage Greens Foam
- Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye Inkpads (optional)
- Moulding Ball Tools
- Petal Distress Tool
- Pokey Tool
- Metallic Flower Forming Foam Stamens
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Stamping Card
- A4 Luxury Gold Cardstock
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Sara Signature Parisian Floral Border and Corners Die
- Printable Vellum Paper
- Stick and Stay Permanent Adhesive
- Fancy Font Stamp and Die With LOVE
- Spectrum Noir Watermark Translucent Clear Inkpad
- Wedding sentiment stamps
- Gold embossing powder
- Foam Pads (5mm x 5mm x 3mm)
- Pale Pink Translucent Nuvo Drops (optional)
Die cut the layers for four flowers from the Peony and Clover Die sets from the Flower Forming Foam range in your choice of colours. If you want to add depth, you can use the Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye Inkpads and a sponge around the edge of the petals.
Shrink and warm each petal layer using an iron on low heat, then shape the petals using the Moulding Ball Tools and the Petal Distress Tool for a realistic look.
Layer the petals together for each flower and use a pokey tool to jab a hole through the centre of each one. Thread the gold stamens through, then fix the layers together with a hot glue gun.
Cut and shape five leaves with the same method as above from the Vines and Leaves Die set and green foam. Set all of the flowers and leaves aside.
Create an A6 basic card base using the white cardstock. Cut a piece of gold matte mirror cardstock to A6 size, and adhere this to the front of your card with All Purpose Glue.
Use the Sara Signature Parisian Floral Border and Corners Die set to cut four corner elements from white cardstock. Die cut another two corners from vellum.
Use the Stick and Stay Permanent Adhesive to layer two white corners with a vellum top layer, creating slightly raised corner pieces. Glue these to the gold panel on your card.
Use the hot glue gun to arrange and adhere your flowers and leaves into the corners of your card. Have fun with this and experiment with positioning before you glue them down.
Die cut the Fancy Font Love Die three times and adhere them together for a dimensional die-cut. Adhere this to the card base with Stick and Stay.
Use the Spectrum Noir Watermark Inkpad to stamp the sentiment, then add gold embossing powder and heat emboss to create a raised effect. Cut out the individual elements, then adhere them to the base using 3D foam pads.
For even more dimension, use the pale pink translucent Nuvo Drops for extra embellishments on the flowers.