Hi, it's Therese, and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese. Today, I'm sharing two cards made using the Craft-A-Flower: Bellflower!
Making beautiful layered die-cut flowers has never been easier. Introducing…
The Miracle of the Keyhole and Arrow!
If you like the look of gorgeous flowers on a card but lack the confidence to color, then die-cut flowers are a great option. It is as simple as cutting out the flower; you can blend color, use colored cardstock, or even design paper and then layer the petals together. But, what makes Altenew's flowers extra unique is the ‘key' that you align to get a perfect result every time. The petals have a special key or arrow cut within the die cut, which lines up easily, and they are also numbered, so it's simple to start with number one and add the petals over top numerically.
Idea # 1 – White Cardstock!
I love using white cardstock to layer flowers, which leaves my options open. I can easily die cut all the petals in one pass and then add some simple color using an ink blending tool. The other way to quickly add color is to use an alcohol marker, as I did on the stamen.
I used the Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die to add some subtle texture to the Navy cardstock background.
BONUS IDEA: Imagine these blooms sitting in a negative die cut oval window, how pretty would that be?
I added a simple sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Sweet Lilies stamp set.
And for something a little different, I've been playing with crepe paper recently and loving the results. I could blend the color exactly as I did on the cardstock version, but the result is definitely ‘softer.'
This time, I did create a negative space using the Ornate Nesting Die Set.
I then added a sentiment using the Elegant Sayings Bundle.
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