Flowers are just the most perfect craft embellishment
While you can buy pre-made blooms, they do get expensive especially if you want lots of different colours..
How do us crafty people solve a problem like that?..
Make them from paper scraps!
Die cut & layer your own flowers!
I made the card pictured using the the Kaisercraft ‘Layered Flowers’ decorative die set.
You can layer the flowers from this set in a few different ways, but I only used the ‘small’ sized flowers and leaf.
The flowers shown were made from leftover coloured printer paper!
- Give the flowers more dimension by cutting away petals on the second and third layers then re-joining the sides back together in a 3D shape.
- Curl back the edges of the flowers and die cut a small pointy flower in green to use as the base for layering.
- Finish off by adding a little pearl in the center just for that bit of extra sparkle
Now create something special with your handmade blooms.
I die cut a lavender square using the largest of the Kaisercraft ‘Stitched Squares’ dies, which i adhered over an ivory card base.
I then cut a blue ‘Congratulations’ sentiment using a Kaisercraft word die.
The pink butterfly in the centre was punched with a Christina Re butterfly hand punch.
As always, added a little bling to finish it off!
I think it came out really cute for a quick little Sunday afternoon DIY!
While it’s so quick and easy to just buy pre-made embellishments, the sense of accomplishment when you can say ‘I made it from scratch’ feels great!
Such a fun card, I might start reaching for my dies again more often!..