Creativity Unlocked Feat. Zero-Waste 3D Floral Cover Die | A Bold and Beautiful Birthday Card

by Svitlana Shayevich

Zero Waste Floral Cover dieHello everyone! Svitlana here. Today I'm sharing a floral card using a fun, recently released product – Zero-Waste 3D Floral Cover Die.

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! 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.

You can use this die as a cover die to create a fun floral background, to die-cut elements for layered florals, or you can do both, as I did with the card I'm sharing today.

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

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Wouldn't it be awesome if you could use every bit of your die-cut cardstock? This die cuts a floral background with fallout pieces that can be reassembled into layered flowers and leaves to add to the background, or to use on other projects! Add color to the layered elements with ink blending, or cut from a variety of cardstock colors as a simpler option. It's up to you!

Bold Birthday Card Made With the Zero-Waste 3D Floral Cover Die

Zero-Waste 3D Floral

I started by die-cutting the Zero-Waste 3D Floral Cover Die out of some 5×7 Classic Crest Solar White Notecards. The cut resulted in a background die-cut as well as a lot of die-cut pieces to create layered die-cut flowers. I put the die-cut pieces aside and first worked on creating the background.

I blended the Starlight Crisp Dye Ink onto the die-cut background using a Large Ink Blending Tool. After that, I sprinkled it with water to add a little bit of texture and adhered it onto a Navy Cardstock card base.

Zero-Waste 3D Floral

After that, I moved on to creating floral elements for my card. First, I colored all white die-cuts by blending the Yellow Ochre and Sicilian Amber Dye Inks using my Mini Blending Brushes. Next, I assembled several two-layer flowers by stacking the colored floral die-cuts.

I also colored my die-cut leaves using the Mountain Pine Dye Ink. For the small circle pieces, I used Sicilian Amber Dye Ink again.

Zero-Waste 3D Floral

Afterward, I die-cut a rounded rectangle using a die from the Rounded Rectangles Die Set and stamped a sentiment from the Floral Frame Stamp Set using Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.

I foam mounted the sentiment rectangle onto the card using black adhesive foam squares and then adhered the floral pieces all around and on top of it.

Additionally, I added small colored circle elements all around the rectangle sentiment and focal point flowers. These small guys work great as accents! As a bonus, I used almost all die-cut elements that the Zero-Waste 3D Floral Cover Die created. The ‘zero-waste” part of its name is definitely not an exaggeration. Neither is the “3D Floral” because the flowers really popped out of my cards!

Lastly, I added Pure White Ink Spray splatters onto the card, which finished it off.

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new die set!Caly Person Altenew Sweet Blooms Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Caly's card blooms with so much beauty! She presents a gorgeous layering of her floral die-cuts and added texture with ink splatters.Jenny Colacicco ALtenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover XOXO And More Nostalgic Florals A Jenny shows us another great way to use this beautiful cover die. Instead of cutting the fall-out pieces, she used the cover die to deboss a lovely floral background. We love the gold sentiment and enamel dots- they added a lot of elegance!Lilith Eeckels Altenew ZeroWaste3DFloral 1 Lilith's card features a hand-drawn circle adorned with pastel florals. The blue and pink colors are perfect! With just one cut, this floral cover die results in elegant pieces you can use for quick cards!Terri Koszler Altenew zero waste 3d floral cover die carnival canopy label love add on

We love how Terri positioned her floral die-cuts! The Zero-Waste 3D Floral Cover Die paired really well with the Carnival Canopy 3D Embossing FolderTherese Calvird Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO More Circle Frame Flowers Petals card 2 copyTherese used the die-cut flowers to add exquisite dimension to her card. The intricate details of the Flowers and Petals Layering Stencil Set makes for an easy-to-make yet impressive card!  

With so many ways to use the Zero-Waste 3D Floral Cover Die, you'll never run out of creative projects to do – even with just one cut! Which projects caught your eye? Tell me in the comments below! Thank you for stopping by; see you next time!

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Maureen R January 29, 2023 - 8:40 PM

Beautiful cards!!!!

Tara C Prince November 17, 2023 - 2:44 PM

absolutely gorgeous!!


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