Hi, everyone, Yvonne here with a colorful Thinking of You Flower card. Sometimes a card needs just one die-cut shape popped up with 3D Foam Squares Micro White to support every intricate detail. Well, it’s super easy to create when you have the right type of foam adhesive.
Don’t you love the shadow effect behind the die-cut? I would love to show you how I made the card. Shall we get started?
Inking the Flower Card Panel
Start by adding color to a piece of white cardstock. To color, I used an ink pad and an ink blending tool. Start by adding the bottom color (purple) and the top color (yellow). Then fill in the gap with orange and bright purple. For even blending it is important that you do not use too much ink. Remember that it’s better to add multiple thin layers than just one too thick layer of ink. This prevents stain spots and makes the blending more even.
Next, I splattered some water over the cardstock and dabbed it with a piece of cloth to make some subtle stains.
Tip: for beginner cardmakers, you can also use patterned paper as a background.
Adding the Focal Point
First die-cut the floral design from white cardstock. Then trim the die-cut to the desired size. Next, add 3D Foam Squares Micro White to the back of the die-cut. The tiny foam micro squares are perfect for detailed adhering. For the bottom part, I used Crafty Foam Tape White.
Now remove the liner from the 3D Micro and Crafty Foam Tape White and adhere it onto the ink-colored cardstock.
The Card Base
Trim the colored cardstock to a size that is slightly larger than the single die-cut you adhered upon. Do not throw away the excess colored cardstock, for you will be using it later. Then adhere upon a piece of beige cardstock using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser for adhering. Next, adhere to a white card base again using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.
Embellishing the Flower Card
First, stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock and cut it out to be a banner size. Then adhere upon the leftover piece of ink-colored cardstock and trim to a size slightly larger than the stamped banner. Adhere the sentiment onto the ink-colored banner using the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Next, adhere the banner onto the card using Crafty Foam Tape White. For a finishing touch, I adhered some rhinestones to the card. And…voilá your single die-cut card is ready.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and wish you happy crafting!
Yvonne van de Grijp
Creative Time: 35 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Cardstock (White, Beige); Etched dies (Sizzix: Thinlits: Tim Holtz: Flower Field); Die Cutting and Embossing Machine (Spellbinders® Paper Arts: Platinum 6 Machine); Stamp (Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings); Inkpads (Ranger: Distress Oxide Inkpads: Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet; Ripe Persimmon; Mustad Seed); Rhinestones
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