Hi, it's Therese, and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese and Creativity Unlocked. Today, I'm sharing a beautiful 2-for-1 floral card idea!
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Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new 3D cover die!
Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die
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!
I have made 2 cards using the gorgeous Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die!
Are You READY? This 2-for-1 Floral Cardmaking Idea is Perfect for You!
Card Idea # 1 – No Background
With one pass of the Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die, I had enough flowers to layer up to create 2 card designs. I added some simple ink blending but kept the color palette very light. I used the Red Cosmos Inks for the flowers and Frosted Foliage Set for the leaves.
Why not use colored cardstock instead of ink blending? It will take a little longer to do, but then you would have enough to create multiple cards too!
Card Idea # 2 – Create with the Background
I didn't want to waste that fabulous background so I attached it to the front of my second card. It added some extra dimension and texture to an otherwise very clean and simple card design.
For both cards, I used sentiments from the XOXO & More Die Set.
I wanted a coordinating colored cardstock so I blended the Frosted Foliage ink to create my own.
You can see my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.
Fold along the scorelines before assembling each flower to create a 3D look. The small dots from the die can be used as flower centers, scattered around your project like sequins, or as shaker elements for a fun shaker card!
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1 Product, Multiple Ways!
Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new 3D cover die!
What better way to use this cover die than by using every bit of it to create a stunning floral arrangement that pops off the page?! Check out Caly's creation here.
Adding an extra gold layer and pops of gold here and there is a wonderful way to elevate your card – just like Maryam did!
Ink blending is ALWAYS a great idea! LauraJane ink blended through the cover die to create a quick background and colored in some florals and foliage to pop a sweet cluster on the Mini Instant Camera Frame Die.
The fun thing about this cover die is there'd be no stamping needed! As Claire said in her post, there was “not a stamp in sight” when she whipped up her lovely card above! Aside from the Zero Waste Cover Die, she also used the Circle Frame Mask Stencil, Mid-Century Frame Die, and the XOXO & More Die Set.
Lilith took the assignment seriously and definitely didn't waste any supplies when creating her card! She used a few leftover patterned papers from her 6×6 scrapbook paper stash to die cut the cover die and voila!