Creativity Unlocked feat. Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die | How to Make a 2-for-1 Floral Card (with Video Tutorial1)

by Therese Calvird

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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!

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 3D cover die!

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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!

Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO and More Take 2 With Therese card video 1 copyToday's cards are both very clean and simple, with no stamping and with just 2 passes through a die-cutting machine! It really doesn't get any easier than this.

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.

Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO and More Take 2 With Therese card video 2 copyAfter I added the color, it was easy to adhere the flowers together for a layered look.

Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO and More Take 2 With Therese card video 3 copyBONUS IDEA!

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!

Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO and More Take 2 With Therese card video 4 copy

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.

Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO and More Take 2 With Therese card video 5 copyFor 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.

Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO and More Take 2 With Therese card video 6 copyIf you would like to see how these cards came together, you can watch the process in the video linked below.

Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die XOXO and More Take 2 With Therese card video 7 copyYou can see my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Designer's Tips!

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!

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 3D cover die!

Caly Person Altenew Sweet Blooms Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover 2

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.

Maryam Perez Altenew Zero Waste 3D Floral Cover Die

Adding an extra gold layer and pops of gold here and there is a wonderful way to elevate your card – just like Maryam did!

Laura Jane Altenew Mini Instant Camera Frame Die Zero Waste 3D Floral cover Die XOXO More Die set 1

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

Claire Apostoloff Altenew Zero Waste3DCoverDie XOXOMoreDieSet CircleFrame Mid CenturyFrameDie 1 scaled

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 Eeckels Altenew ZeroWaste3DFloral X0X0 1

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! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like my cards! Will you try a 2-for-1 card idea?  And if you do, comment down below!

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Connie Griffin February 7, 2023 - 8:25 PM

they are all beautiful!

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Dawn T February 7, 2023 - 10:42 PM

Just the perfect timing for me. This die is on its way to me and it’s great to have some amazing ideas for using it! Thank you Therese and all the other designers ❤️

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Denise Bryant February 8, 2023 - 5:03 PM

These are so beautiful! Love this awesome die design!

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Mitzi Fate Reynes February 9, 2023 - 2:51 PM

We’re excited for you to try this die!

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Altenew February 9, 2023 - 2:52 PM

Thank you!

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Awesome 3D Cards April 28, 2023 - 8:15 AM

We love the idea of making two cards with one design, and these floral cards are absolutely stunning! The step-by-step instructions and helpful tips make it easy to recreate this design. Thank you for sharing this creative and efficient card-making technique with us!

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