I made this card yesterday, playing around with a Designer Resource from CUP and then setting up my own Print & Cut file to cut out the flower background panel and the flower layers using my Silhouette Cameo, and I’d like to enter it into the challenge:
Heres the card:
This is how I made it:
I took one background and the layering flower template from the Designer Resource kit 5 Petal Layering Flower Template by Jackie Mitchell into one of my graphics programs and had a bit of a play around. I reduced the background to make it a mat smaller than A5 in size. The other half of my A4 desktop working area in the software I placed a yellow background to tone with the yellow centres of the flowers in the background. Onto this yellow background I placed the layering flower template, re-sized to fit. I saved the resulting design and took it into Silhouette Studio software where I put in all the cutting lines needed to make it into a Print & Cut file. This was then printed out onto Super Smooth white card before being fed into my Silhouette Cameo to cut. As I rather like the colour purple with yellow I decided to make a fancy mat of that colour to go behind my yellow flowers on my card. The mat is cut out of glossy photo paper printed with the background design Sumptuous Satin Backing Paper – Purple by Emma Winnell cut using the file Studio Oval Double Circle Mats by Angela Burke.
I created the base card by scoring and folding a green, Satin Board, card in half and then using a punch to round the right hand corners. The background mat was stuck directly to this with double sided tape. The oval double circle mat was then put on top using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape. As the background is green flowers with yellow centres, I turned this around for the floral toppers and put green centres of different sized sticky back gems onto each flower. I also used my bone folder to shape each petal before the flowers were attached to the card front using glue gel.
Although these flowers are of slightly different sizes, so that they can be layered on top of each other to make more dimensional cards, for this one I decided to keep it simple and just put a spread of single layers over my purple mat. In fact, to keep it simple I’ve not added any peel-offs, glitter, buttons, brads, ribbons, bows, inking, etc.
I hope you like it.
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