Make the Most Out of Your Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Sets!

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi, everyone! Svitlana here, sharing a very layered handmade card featuring a couple of Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Sets.

I call it “very layered” as the Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Sets created the layered die-cut flowers, which I then layered on the card. As a result, I got a card a little bit on a bulkier side, although I find it more fun.

Craft-A-Flower

How to Make the Most Out of Your Layering Die Sets

I had a quilling collage art in mind when was working on this card. Specifically, I wanted to use different colored cardstock to create the elements of the card, which I used as is, with no ink blending involved.

I have to admit it was a bit mentally challenging as I like adding some depth to flower layers via ink blending. But this time I challenged myself to try a different look by not involving any ink blending.

Cape Marguerite and Fragrant Peony Layering Die Set

As far as the Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Sets go, I used the Cape Marguerite and Fragrant Peony Layering Die Sets, using colored cardstock from different Gradient Cardstock Sets to die-cut out of.

I used Blush from the Red Sunset, Buttercream from Summer Afternoon, Deep Iris from New Purple, Puffy Heart from Rose Petal, and Dazzling Blue from Fairy Dust.

After die-cutting, I assembled all the flowers by gluing their layers together. Additionally, I die-cut several leaves using dies from the Fragrant Peony Layering Die Set and the same cardstock I used for the flowers.

Cape Marguerite and Fragrant Peony Layering Die Set

Creating a Color-Coordinated Background Panel

I wanted to create a background panel of the same color as the largest flower on the card. I did this by coloring a white panel using the Blush Fresh Dye Ink, which I swiped all around the panel until it was completely blush (in other words, I used the ink-to-paper technique). The panel was foam mounted onto a white card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

Assembling the Floral Layered Die-Cuts

First, I adhered the flowers, by applying liquid adhesive only in the middle part of all the flowers except the one on the top. Which I adhered on top of using foam tape.

Next, I tucked the leaves all around the floral cluster (since the flowers were only secured in their centers I was able to easily put the leaves under them.

Craft-A-Flower

For the sentiment, I used a sentiment label created using the One-Go Birthday Greetings Bundle.

As I was deciding where to adhere it, I tried placing it somewhat diagonally and really liked how it looked with this design. Usually,  I'm quite OCD about placing a sentiment exactly straight. And who knew that placing it in such way is totally acceptable as well?!

One Design Rule I Follow…

Lastly, I went ahead adding finishing touches to the card, grabbing my bin of enamel dots for that. But as I was trying to implement them to the card it didn't quite work.

On that point, I remembered one design rule (unfortunately, I don't remember where I heard this from): If you feel like your project is missing something – try removing something. So I decided to stop there and didn't add any embellishments to the card and I feel that it was the right thing to do. Frankly, the card has a lot going on already.

What do you think about using different Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Sets in one card? Have you tried this before? Let me know in the comment section.

Need more card ideas with your Craft-A-Flower Layering Die Sets? Read Jaycee's post here.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

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4 comments

mfergu01 April 9, 2024 - 3:36 PM

Your layers of lovely flowers are fabulous, Svitlana!
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Keesha Soldevilla April 20, 2024 - 4:32 AM

Those layered flowers are blooming brilliant indeed!

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Tara C Prince April 9, 2024 - 7:16 PM

so very sweet

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Daniela April 20, 2024 - 3:28 AM

Very pretty

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