|Posted on July 6, 2011 at 2:40 AM|
I have always thought that getting a 3D look to a card, instantly makes it more interesting. A 3D card is usually more tactile and seems to pop out of the page and this can be really effective. The layered flower card above is made using the same simple flower shape in gradually smaller sizes to create a real 3D look. I think this looks a little like a fully opened rose, so I am going to call this project 'Rambling Rose'.
If you would like to know how to make this card, read on!
I have used the Layering and Gift Tage sheet from the Flower Card Template to make this card. I have cut two of the largest size flower, two of the smallest and one each of the other sizes. I went for a very light dusky pink paper to do this one, as I wanted a subtle effect.
The next step was to stamp over each flower with some Distressed Ink - Tattered Rose but it could be any ink. I just like the light subtle nature of these inks. The stamp I am using is Old French Writing from Hero Arts.
To get some depth to the petals, I have brushed each flower with Distressed Inks around the edges. I used a mixture of Tattered Rose and some Tea Dye to get even more depth. With just one of the smallest flowers, do this to both sides.
Now you can start layering up the flowers, starting with the largest sizes. Turn them so they are offset on each layer and each flower gets seen.
Take the final small flower that is inked on both sides and fold in the petals. This one is the centre of the flower.
To get the effect of stamens, I have added a few dots of liquid pearls (Petal Pink)
and then dusted the edges of the petals with some Perfect Pearls (Gold)
I have mounted my layered flower on a square card blank that I have stamped with the same Old French Writing Stamp and the Tattered Rose Distressed Ink, to finish.
The Flower Template includes a large flower blank card 13cm x 13cm), 5 different sized layering templates and 3 different sized smaller card blanks (5cm, 6.5cm and 9cm).
Post a comment below if you want the template and I'll post the layering template page from this project on the Freebies page.