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DIY Easy Card Making Using Flowers

Easy Card Making Using Flowers

Easy Greeting Card Making Ideas Using Real Flowers

Did you know that real flowers can be used in your card making projects? Here is a good reason for you to save those leftover flowers from your bouquet to make a birthday card, mother's day or father's day card, a teacher's day card or even a "Hey! I am thinking about you" card.


I love flowers, and I love card making. One of my favourite past time hobbies is to create my own handmade card designs with assorted embellishments and elements. For this project, I am going to show you how to beautify your cards with flowers.


Easy Card Making Using Flowers


Materials:
1. Flowers
2. Simon Says Stamp A2 Top Folding Card as a card base
3. Sizzix BIG SHOT multi purpose die cutting system
4. Versacolour stamp pads
5. Simon Says Stamps - Baby Party Animals theme with its coordinating die
6. Water colour pencils
7. Pentel water brush
8. Encore metallic colour ink pad
9. Acrylic stamp block
10. Cotton wrapping paper
11. Hemp cord
12. Scissors & glue
13. Baby Wipes to clean the stamp

Choosing Flowers
Easy Card Making Using Flowers

When it comes to choosing your flowers, make sure you choose the ones that does not stain when they wilt/die. It has to be a type of flower that still has its qualities remained even after it has dried up.

For instance, baby's breath and forget-me-not is a good choice! 

Once you have selected the flowers, cut out the branches. If you are unsure where or how to cut it, imagine that you are making a small bouquet of flowers and the tiny flowers you are holding are big stalks.

Wrapping the Tiny Flowers

Easy Card Making Using Flowers
Prepare a cotton wrapping paper in the size of 2.5' x 2.5'. You may also replace the paper with an origami paper or any craft paper that you think is nice or suitable. 

Wrap it up and once you're happy with the look, tie it with a hemp cord to secure the bouquet.

Easy Card Making Using Flowers



Now you are done! While I was at it, I couldn't help making 3 different designs. Which one do you like?


Stamping Fun!

Easy Card Making Using Flowers

Now, onward with the stamping! For this project, I am using the Simon Says Stamp - Baby Party Animals Set with their coordinated dies.
Easy Card Making Using Flowers

Instead of using ordinary black color, you may use a Versa Color 159 Mountain Lake stamp ink.
Easy Card Making Using Flowers


Next, scribble the stamp image with a watercolor pencil.

Then use a Pentel water brush to wet and blend it.

Easy Card Making Using Flowers
 

I also gave it a tiny hint of red hue by blending a red color at the side of the image and pick it up to install on the cheek!  Once you are done with dressing up your bunny, you can proceed with cutting.

I used a multi-purpose die cutting system called Sizzix BIG SHOT for a perfect cut.

To give the bunny a thicker feel, I have die-cut additional 5 bunnies.

Easy Card Making Using Flowers


Now you glue them together, and it should look like this.

Easy Card Making Using Flowers

Go on and give the poor bald bunny a couple of strands of hair. Haha!

Adding Words

Easy Card Making Using Flowers

I used a Simon Says Stamp BE for the word 'BE', and combining it with Echo Park Paper Co.

Everyday Sentiments Stamp for the word 'SWEET'.

As for the ink color, I used an ENCORE metallic Purple ink pad.

Easy Card Making Using Flowers

This is how it should look like once you have put it together!


Easy Card Making Using Flowers


If you find it too plain and simple, you can decorate it with some patterns or doodles with watercolor. 

Easy Card Making Using Flowers

Last but not least, adding these rainbow white embellishment with my Quick Stik tool.


Easy Card Making Using Flowers

There you go! A simple yet sweet bouquet card of flowers for special occasions. This simple card making project idea is great for last minute preparations.
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4 comments

  1. The card with flowers is so beautiful. Hope can get it.
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  2. Cool! Will try soon 😍

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  3. Cool! Will try soon 😍

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  4. Great idea to do handmade cards full with love (^_^) Definitely going to give a try!
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