Monday, May 9, 2011

Some Smaller Flowers

Once you start making the layered flowers it is hard to stop!  I decided to try a version that would be suitable for a card.  If you missed the first post about making these flowers you can read all of the details at THIS POST.

I had all of the extra flowers in various sizes that I cut to fill up the mat so I tried a few more variations on the folded flower - and made a card with the "leftovers."

I used a two inch flower as the base, four 1 1/2 inch flowers and a 3/4 inch center.

I added adhesive to the base flower and offset the petals of the four folded flowers as I placed them in the adhesive.

 I used a butterfly brad from Creative Charms to connect all of the layers.

This is an A2 card and I cut the red layer at 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I wanted to use up the left over paper from the flower cuts so I trimmed a 1/4 inch strip from the edge of the sheet to create some paper ribbon.  The ribbon is about one inch from the top and one inch from the left side of the card topper.

Scor-tape placed directly over the brad ends will help to keep the flower secure.

 I think the little butterfly adds a lot to the simple card design.  I also like the way the two different papers show more when you use smaller flowers for the folded section.

The "thanks" sentiment is cut with the Cuttlebug combo die "With Gratitude" (this is one of my all time favorite Cuttlebug dies).

There are just a couple of days left to play along in the Take Out Box challenge.  Please go to THIS POST to see the details and the projects that have been posted so far.

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  1. Wonderful card! Happy Mother's day! (a little late sorry!)

  2. wow...fabulous card.. I love this tutorial.. Those flower explanation is very nice and the colors you've used for this card are nice.
    This butterfly in the middle of the card is awesome.
    Thanks for this great post.

  3. Love this card. The colors are so neat. I think I like the smaller flower better. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very pretty, Diane! And I like the butterfly in the center of the flower - it sets off the petals very nicely!

    Wendy T.

  5. Yes they are the perfect size for a card. Very Pretty.


  6. I am too hooked on these flowers. Every since you posted the first one I can't think of anything else right now.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Cute the flowers! I haven't tried them yet, but I enjoyed your tutorial on the larger ones. TFS!

    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

  8. Love these flowers. Thanks so much. Sorry I'm behind on my comments.


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