Hello there, Michelle here with another edition of Terrific Tags with Michelle.
It is no secret that I love the Craft-A-Flower series, so today I have a card sharing a quick and easy way to create layered florals with the help of a tag aperture.
Creating layered florals is easy with the Craft-A-Flower series! To make it even easier, I am using Gradient Cardstock too. This helps to create layered florals super quickly, because all the colour matching/shading has already been done for you!
I started off by die cutting the Craft-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily Layering Die Set from cardstock. I used Jet Black Cardstock for the bottom layer (and the leaves) and then Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock Set for the layers on top. I used Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious and Razzleberry.
For the yellow layers, I used Warm Sunshine from the Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock Set. To add some sparkle and shine, I cut the stamens from Brushed Gold in the Gilded Glitter Cardstock Set. The pieces were layered together and adhered with liquid glue.
I knew that I wanted to create an aperture or window on my card, so that the Peruvian Lily can pop out from it. This could be any shape, but since my series is Terrific Tags with Michelle, I of course used a tag shape! It would be fun to experiment with circles, squares, diamonds or even a simple rectangle shape too though!
I took a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and placed one of the middle-sized tags from the Terrific Tags Die Set on top, securing with low-tack tape, before running through my die cutting machine to create the aperture/window.
Making a Focal Point
To make the aperture more of a focal point, I wanted to add color behind the opening, to really bring out the tag shape. I did not want to add a further color to the card, so I opted for black & white instead.
I took a piece of paper from the Essential Black & White Paper Pad and adhered it to the front of an A2 white card base. I then added the aperture panel on top, adhering with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
The lily was adhered on top, popping the stem behind the aperture wall, followed by the leaves. I really love how it looks like it is popping out of the shape!
I stamped the sentiment from Soft Blossoms Stamp Set on to Jet Black Cardstock using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
To finish off, I added a few Antique Gold Sequins to help bring out the gold in the stamens.
I hope I have given you some inspiration on how to create quick and easy layered florals! I really like the layered look with both the flower itself and the layers with the tag aperture. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day!