I often take a lot of inspiration for my flowers and cards from nature and today’s card is no exception. We are in the midst of winter here in New Zealand and it is so lovely to see the gorgeous pops of colour from camellias in the gardens. I often take my phone out with me when I go on my walk with my cat in the mornings. This sweet camellia took my eye and it inspired my flowers today. I am not really a gardener and I am unsure of the camellia’s name but it is a very pretty little flower with just a hint of pink in it’s petals with dark green leaves to set them off. I have used the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud dies to create these flowers and they were so quick and easy to make and the branch from the Amazing Paper Grace Layered Cherry Blossoms was perfect to go with the leaves and flowers. And of course I cannot forget the stunning Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Collection that I have used to create a very decorative base for this card.
Here is a photo I took of these flowers.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
I have created a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base and layered gold and white cardstock to create the base for the decorative dies. I have die cut the base from the Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Quartet dies and then die cut the four decorative panels out of gold and white cardstock. I have adhered the white panels over the gold cardstock and slightly overlapped the for a hint of gold. These were adhered over the base and then added to the front of the card. I die cut two small circles from the Amazing Paper Grace Round Picot Petite Dies – one from white cardstock and one from gold cardstock. These were adhered together with the gold under the white circle slightly offset again and I have adhered them to the front of the card. I made the branches using the branch dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Layered Cherry dies and coloured them with copic markers I added them to the card front and then added the foiled sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Occasions Sentiments Hot Foil Plate.
To make the flowers I have used the flower dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud dies and added them to the branches. To make the buds I have used small pointed styrofoam buds to create the shape and added the sepals from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go III flower dies. These were added on the branches as well. The leaves have been die cut out of green cardstock using the leaf dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud dies. I have added 3D Crytal Lacquer to the leaves to make them shiny like the camellia leaves and these were trimmed and added to the branches around the flowers.
To finish the card I have added a butterfly from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutter Dies made out of vellum and gold cardstock and some pink gems.
Amazing Paper Grace Dies Used:
Filigree Quartet Dies
Candlewick Rosebud Dies
Layered Cherry Blossom Dies
Cinch and Go Flowers III
Other Products Used:
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Onyx, Snowdrift, Fern
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Rajni Chawla’s Flower Shaping Paper
Rajni Chawla’s Flowerite Vellum
Spellbinders Gold Foil
Ranger Archival ink – Magenta Hue
Distress Oxide ink – Kitsch Flamingo
3D Crystal Lacquer
Bearly Art Glue
Dress My Craft thread stamens
Dress My Craft Styrofoam Pointed Buds – 6mm
Pink Fresh Studio Jewels – Ballet Slippers
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