Embossed Crystal Flower Cutout Card

February 21, 2015

Hi friends,

it’s Debra Hensley today.  I love flowers of every kind and I especially love sending cards with a flower for the focal point.  Elizabeth Craft Designs has a wonderful variety of flower dies perfect for any occasion. I created an easy and elegant card with a little twist on die cutting that I think you will enjoy.

ECD bp Feb finished 1a P1070682 A

Here’s how I made this card:

1. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and fold in half to create a standard A2 size card base. Cut a piece of pattern paper to 5 1/4″ x 4″. Cut a piece of gray white core cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″. Cut a strip of pattern paper to 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and white cardstock to 1″ x 2 3/4″

2. With the Curvy Leaves Embossing Folder, emboss the gray white core cardstock. Sand the surface to bring out the white core and highlight the embossed design.

boss 2 ECD bp Feb EmP1070681

3. Die cut the small Crystal Flower from the embossed piece, centered about 1 ” from the top. The negative space will be the focal point – save the flower to use on another project. Die cut the small Crystal Flower center from pattern paper. Die cut the largest flower from Bunch of Flowers 1.

4. Cut a “v” into the right end of the pattern strip and adhere the Thinking of You Peel-Off.

ECD bp Feb diecuts 1b P1070678

5. Assemble the card: Adhere the pattern paper to the card base. Adhere the embossed piece on foam adhesive to the pattern paper. Add the center to the small flower, curve the petals upward. Add foam adhesive to the center of the small flower and adhere in the middle of the Crystal Flower cutout.

6. Add the black Straight Border Peel-Off strips to the right and left edge of the embossed piece, the right edge of the banner strip, and to the small flower.

7. Adhere the pattern strip to the white strip. Curve with your finger and adhere, on the left side only, of the card front to complete. This design will work perfectly with a variety of sentiments.

ECD bp Feb banner 1a P1070680

Here’s another photo of the completed card below.

ECD bp Feb front 1a P1070685

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve been inspired to think outside the box with your flower dies and create beautiful cards for any occasion.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

E105 Curvy  Leaves Embossing Folder
728 Bunch of Flowers 1
924 Crystal Flower Set 1
1004 Straight Borders Peel-offs in Black
343 Assorted Words Peel-offs in Black

Other:

White Core Cardstock- DCWV

White Cardstock

Pattern Paper- Authentique

Foam Adhesive

Sanding block

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7 Comments

  • Reply Christine Pooler March 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Love the card and a twist on the using the die

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 February 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Great card and I really like your color combo.

  • Reply Frances February 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    wonderful idea Debra, love it!

  • Reply Marlene L February 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Brilliant use for the negative space of this die, with beautiful results. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Raquel Mason February 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I love finding new ways to use my dies & this idea is perfect!

  • Reply Jeannie Zanet February 21, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Love this, easy enough that I can make this too….LOL

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt February 21, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Love this card Debra. Fun and easy!

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