3D Flowers - Greetings Card with Craftwork Card Stamps
Category: Mixed Media
Craftwork Cards is a great little company based near Leeds. I used to visit in person some years ago when I made frequent trips to Leeds for work. Once the meetings were out of the way, I'd nip into Garforth for a crafty retail fix. CC have recently launched a competition on Facebook for a chance to have a spell as a guest design team member and I have entered the 3D card below. Fingers crossed!
I used this stamp set which was part of a kit, however the stamp is available as "Wild Flower Stamp" on their website. You can see mine has been well used but that's because of the way this set has been designed to give you loads of options. The long stems you see below are bendy enough that you can curve them on your stamp block.
And this is a closer view of the words. It's a cracking little set and because the words are all separate you have loads of flexibility for your own message.
So on to the greetings card. You really need a side view to see the 3D effect. This was achieved by stamping large and small petals to make a large flower and cutting each petal from the tip to halfway down. You want to cut just enough to lift the ends of the petals.
At the centre of the flower is a gold heat embossed candy. A what? A Candi. Here they are on this link. It's good to know that if you don't have exactly the right colour for your project these will take being heat embossed. And in the video below I show you a neat trick to stop it blowing away while you do this!
In the video I also show you how to mask off the petals so you can add some foliage popping out. When you do foliage by the way, use more than one colour of ink. It adds depth. You can use two colours on other elements as I've done here to add a darker border round the petals. If you enjoy the video, please give a thumbs up and subscribe to get all the latest updates!