If you’re a card maker you probably have memories of making handmade paper gifts going way back to grade school. This project has that simple feel but is still sophisticated with a woodgrain background and the added benefit of having 3D flowers for extra interest.
I cut the flower and stems using an .svg pattern from the Silhouette School called 3D Tulip Card & Envelope by Dresden Carrie. As the name suggests, the flower pieces are intended to be made into tulips but I found by arranged the three pieces differently the flower became a rose bud.
This project features the Basis Cardstock line at the store. It’s used for the card base, flower stems, leaves and rose buds. They colors used are:
- Stems & Leaves: Olive
- Pink Bud: Pink
- Blue Bud: Light Blue
- Lavender Bud: Light Purple
The rose buds are each made with 3 elongated hearts. Two of three are folded in half and glued so that the middle stands up and can be folded down to create the 3D rose buds. One nice feature of the buds are that they can be folded flat for mailing.
I used a strip of patterned paper from my stash to anchor the flower on the card. I placed a thin 1/8″ strip of Stardream Metallic Rose Quartz to provide a finished edge. The Hello sentiment is cut from MirriSparkle Pink Sapphire Glitter cardstock. It’s a pretty touch to this card.
I placed the stems on the panel and then glued the rose buds in place. The white panel is heavily embossed with a woodgrain cover plate die. I found that Neenah Classic Crest Solar White in 110# weight took the embossing well and the nice bright white with a woodgrain imprint adds a bit of sophistication to this simple card. It’s also a good backdrop for the soft pastel rose buds.
I hope I’ve inspired you to try something simple like this card. It’s fun to try and the 3D flowers are pretty but also fold down flat for mailing. It’s a win, win! The Basis cardstock line includes a wide array of colors and it’s on sale during the month of May.
OH HOW I LOVE THIS!!