Tuesday, February 7, 2012

3D Floral Bouquet Card [MIM #52]

With the anniversary festivities at Papertrey Ink this week, I have a few card posts! This week's Make It Monday challenge is to stamp on both sides of a die cut element. Flowers would work well for this technique, so I made a 3D bouquet.


I punched two holes in the white cardstock to thread the floral wire stems through. This eliminates the need for adhesive. The card recipient can also pull out a flower or two if desired. The ends of the wire are curled using needle nose pliers to get a tight circle.


I snipped the petals of the flowers and bent every other one forward to give them some dimension.


To assemble the flowers, thread an inch of floral wire through the pearl. Bend both ends down. Stick the two ends through a hole in the middle of your flower as far as it will go. Now you have the pearl on the top of the flower, and a short and long piece of wire on the bottom. Take the short wire and wind it close around the base of the flower to keep it in place. Again, no adhesive needed! The long wire will now go through the two holes in your card stock for the bouquet.


Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
PTI Flower Fusion 7 stamp and die
PTI Tiny Tags sentiment stamp
PTI aqua mist cardstock
Jewelry tag
Pearls
Floral Wire

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26 comments:

  1. This is so clever. Love the way you attached the stems to the flower heads. Such a nice bouquet

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    1. Thanks Beverly, I was really happy to not have to mess with any adhesive. Sometimes that ends poorly for me : )

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  2. This was really clever, nice job!

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    1. Thanks Kacee, I appreciate your comment!

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  3. Love your beautiful bouquet - what a great answer to the challenge.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, Karen!

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  4. OH MY GOODNESSES! This is just amazing! LOVE the colors, the shape, the little tag! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kari, so glad you stopped by!

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  5. This is brilliant!! Awesome take on the challenge! I may have to case this one!

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    1. Thanks Kate, loved your butterfly as well, so creative!

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  6. Thank you so much Kelly for leaving some love on my blog today. I faved this card on SCS. I loooooooooove it.

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    1. Well deserved Lisa, well deserved! Great to "meet" you!

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  7. What an awesome, unique and creative use of the floral wire and flower heads. I love what you've done with this challenge. The little tag hanging from one of the flower stems is so sweet,too!

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    1. Thanks Karen! Sometimes having a messy workspace comes in handy (floral wire was left out from another project). Well, at least that's what I tell myself : )

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  8. This is SO pretty - and very clever Kelly! Love it! And wouldn't this design make a wonderful Mothers Day card.... I'm going to pin it to remind me.

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    1. Great idea for Mother's Day, I'll keep that in mind too. Thanks for your idea!

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  9. Gorgeous...so unique and pretty!!

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  10. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Very cute idea! This technique could be used for lots of different applications. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a fabulous idea Kelly! Thanks for sharing!

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