Creativity Unlocked feat. Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily Die Set | 3 ‘Floating’ Card Ideas

by Lydia Evans

12 23 2022 Creativity Unlocked Blog Post Header Image Hello there everyone! Happy Friday! Lydia here sharing 3 fun “floating” card ideas featuring the new Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily Die Set!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new layering die set!

12 23 2022 Creativity Unlocked Project Collage CAF Water Lily

Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily Die Set

Representing beauty, the water lily is the perfect flower to add to a card for your cherished friend or family member! This die set includes everything you need to easily assemble an open waterlily, bud, and lily pad. We have also included two dies to add the “hello, beautiful” sentiment to your project.

Need help with layering? We've got you!

Download the layering guides below:

Craft-A-Flower Water Lily Die Set card ideas

I started by cutting all of the dies from Craft-A-Flower Water Lily Die Set three times from a piece of watercolor cardstock.

I then added some water to my work surface and added the die-cut piece over it. Once in place, a little water was added over the top of the watercolor cardstock too. I used the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to add color to the die-cut pieces.

TIP! To keep the piece wet, I used a Fine Mister – and I love the mottled effect this added to the final design!

When all of the pieces were colored, I heat set them so they would curl and add more interest to the flowers. Once dry, I layered the pieces together using a little white glue.

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  • Card #1: I cut a diagonal line across the front of a side folding A2 card base. The flowers and leaves were adhered to the flap that was left.
  • Card #2: A circle was cut into the front of a top folding A2 card base using one of the larger dies from the Halftone Circles Die Set. The flowers and leaves were adhered around the die-cut circle.
  • Card #3: I took a 4 1/4″ x 5″  piece of white cardstock and scored at 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, and 3 1/2″. I folded these score lines and then adhered a 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of acetate folded in half into the folds to create a tent shape. The flowers and leaves were adhered to the cardstock bottom part of the design.

Sentiments are from Craft Your Life Project Kit: Watercolor Flowers.

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To see how these Water Lily floating cards came together, please check out the video below or over on YouTube:

Designer's Tips!

For a striking card, die-cut the floral layers from bright cardstock and adhere to a dark or black background. They are sure to pop! For a simple, understated look, omit the open lily and only cut the layers for the lily bud. This can be used on its own or “placed” in cardstock or stamped vase!

Perfect Pairings!

We've curated a few items that will go well with this product. Check them out!

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new die set!

Jaycee Gaspar Altenew CAF Water Lily1

Create the illusion of water in the background using your fave watercolor (or gouache) set! And those extra splatters?! WOW.

Annemarie Caister Altenew CAF Water Lily 1

That lovely black 3D embossed background elevated AnneMarie's card to the next level!

Laura Jane Altenew CAF Waterlily Alcohol Inks Abstract Landscape cover Die 2

Add some movement, use bold colors, and bring in some textures using your fave supplies!

Nathalie DeSousa ALTENEW CAF WATER LILY LOTUS FRAME 3D Embossing Folder Dec22 Nathalie 2

Unsure how to decorate your background? Dry emboss your fave frame or geometric shapes, and voila!

Teresa Litchfield Altenew Beach Garden Artist Markers set K CAF Water Lily 3

The NEW Beach Garden Alcohol Markers Set is perfect for coloring in these gorgeous water lily die-cuts!

What do you think about the new Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily Die Set? Which project/s caught your eye? Comment below! Thank you for stopping by!

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