The spiral flowers on both of these cards were made from the leaf in the Tulip Builder punch (coordinates with the Timeless Tulips stamp set). But you won’t be using the stamp set for this card – just the punch.
- Tulip Builder punch
- Basic White thick cardstock
- Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay
- Inkpads: Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay
- Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper
- Curvy dies
- Boho Indigo paper flowers (from refill kit)
- 1 1/8″ scalloped circle punch (or small circle die)
- Small Bloom punch
- Timeless Label punch
- Sentiment: I used Art Gallery stamp set, but you can use whatever you have on hand
Measurements and Instructions
- Cut the card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″
- Cut white card layer 5 1/4″ x 4″
- For the “flower petals” I used Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. However, you can use whatever pretty floral or patterned paper you have on hand.
- Line up the paper under the leaf portion of the punch and begin punching out a number of petals.
- Turn the paper over and punch petals from the reverse side for visual interest.
- You can also punch out petals from cardstock in coordinating colors, such as Melon Mambo and Petal Pink. Look through your DSP and see what other coordinating colors and patterns would blend with your color scheme. Having different patterned paper and colors makes it look more interesting, so play with your design until it looks the way you like it.
- Keep punching until you have a pile of petals (no specific number)
- Punch out a circle on any color cardstock using your 1 1/8″ scalloped circle punch
- Using the circle as a base, begin adhering the petals using Stampin Seal as shown below and keep going until you have gone all the way around.
- Now flip it over and do the same thing on the other side, creating a second layer of petals. HOWEVER, remember to layer the petals in the same direction as the first layer.
- For the first layer of petals on my card, I applied adhesive to the back of the petal and pressed them onto the paper circle.
- For the 2nd layer on the reverse side, I applied adhesive to the front of the petal before adhering it to the circle. I wanted the same color scheme and I wanted the petals to all be in the same direction.
Adhering the finished flower to the card and fixing a mistake
So, first I will tell you what I meant to do when adhering the flower to the card, and then I will tell you the boo boo I made that I feel like I fixed rather well.
So, what I meant to do was adhere the flower on the left edge of the white layer and then glue that layer down onto the center of the card base, as you would do with any card. Doing that meant the flower petals would have extended beyond the edge of the white card layer onto the card base, and I would then have trimmed the petals that hung over the left edge of the card base.
Ok, so that is what I meant to do. However, I got a little ahead of myself and after adhering the flower to the white layer, I trimmed the petals that hung over the edge without first adhering it to the card base. When I realized my mistake (only after making both card fronts), I simply adhered the white layer with the flower to the left edge of the card base.
Leaving it like that looked off center, not to mention plain. I happened to have two leftover die cut pieces that I had cut out with the Curvy dies for another project, so I merely adhered them to the right side of the card front.
- Doing that meant there was a very visible seam right down the middle, Sooooo, I cut a strip of colored cardstock and glued it in place over the seam. Problem solved. And it actually gives the card some visual interest.
- To create a center for the flower, punch out a scalloped circle using the 1 1/8″ punch from Melon Mambo or Coastal Cabana cardstock (depending on which color card you’re making)
- Next, punch out a small flower from either Fine Art Floral DSP or coordinating cardstock using the Small Bloom punch. For the pink card, I used Fine Art Floral DSP; for the blue card, I punched out the flower on Bermuda Bay cardstock.
- For the flower center, I used the little paper flowers that come in the Boho Indigo Product Medley or Refill kit. I used a mini glue dot and set it in place.
- Sentiment: I used the Timeless Label punch and layered the tags, with the white tag placed on top of a colored layer.
- For the pink card, the bottom layer of the tag was punched from Fine Art Floral DSP.
- For the blue card, I punched the bottom layer from Snailed It DSP, but you can use whatever you have on hand, including colored cardstock.
- I stamped a simple Happy Birthday sentiment on the white tag and then glued the two layers together a little off center in order to show off the colored layer below.
- I then adhered some gemstones to the tags. For the blue card, I actually used Just Jade adhesive gems, if you can believe it. On the card, they don’t even look green.
- For the pink card, I forgot to attach the gems before I took the picture of it, but I ended up using pink gems from the Pastel Pearls.
So, this goes to show you that even when you make a mistake, you can always figure out a way to fix it and make it beautiful. Whoever I decide to send these cards to will never know or notice. All they will see is a beautiful birthday card and hopefully feel the love that goes along with it.
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At the end of this post is a list of supplies I used to make these cards. But first here is a little inspiration for you.