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Flag Flowers Thank You Note

Hello, crafters!  Thanks for joining me for today’s card project.  I was playing around with the Stitched Flag Dies from Kat Scrappiness and realized that I could make some fun flowers with them!  Being a lover of all things floral, it was easy for me to see the dies used in this way.  And with just a few added embellishments to complete the look, I really like how they turned out.  So let’s go through the steps of how I made this card.

 

The very first thing I did was cut out 8 separate flags.  I used the smallest flag for this, which still makes a good-sized flower for a card front.  You could absolutely use any card stock or patterned paper you like – the whimsical nature of these flowers encourages you to think outside the box.  I knew I wanted to use an assortment of papers from a single 6×6 pad, so I chose a more subtle tone-on-tone pattern for my petals.

 

To join the “petals,” I simply taped them end to end in pairs, then joined two pairs into a cross shape.  To finish the shape, I offset the crosses so that you get a nice little “flower” with equal spaces between the petals.  For added dimension, you could add another layer of petals underneath cut from the next bigger size flag die.  Or you could also gently bend the petals upwards so they “cup” a bit and will lift off the card front.

 

For my flower centers I found a layered floral die set in my stash and cut the starburst shape in dark brown card stock.  I then added two circles of yellow, the larger one in a deep sunflower yellow and the smaller circle in a buttercup yellow.  For my leaves I found a Doodlebug cut file in my Silhouette Cameo and cut two of them from a pretty spring green card stock.  If you don’t have dies like this, you could use a small scalloped circle die for the dark brown, and add a yellow brad to the center.  There are TONS of options, so just start playing and go wild with your flowers!

 

The spring green polka dot and the blue woodgrain papers are both from the same patterned paper pad, and even though the blue paper wasn’t long enough to go across my card front, I absolutely loved it and had to use it.  I cut a piece of the dark brown card stock that was just 1/4″ taller than the blue for matting, then I added the thin strips of polka dot paper behind that.  Since the blue and green are both paper, this triple layer piece isn’t very thick when it’s all together.

 

I knew that I wanted my flowers in a little cluster off to the left, so I lined my layered panel up to the right side of my card front.  I’m using an A2 size (4.25×5.5″) top-folding card as my base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Dad’s Tools Layered Stamp Set by Kat in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink.  I love how crisp and clean this ink stamps!  It’s great for stamping sentiments  🙂  After the stamping was done, I arranged the leaves first and then added the flowers on top, popping them up on foam tape and slightly overlapping them.  The final step was to bring in a bit more yellow by adding Nuvo Crystal Drops in the Dandelion color.  I can’t say enough good things about these drops, and I encourage you to get a bottle or two and give it a try.

 

 

And that’s a look at the final card.  I hope that you enjoyed this project as much as I did – I’ve already made this card in 3 different color palettes, and I’m going to try different flower centers, too.  Don’t forget to share your own Kat Scrappiness creations with us for a chance to win prizes each month.  If you’d like to purchase the KS Stitched Flag Dies or the Dad’s Tools Layered Stamp Set, you can use discount code “CYNTHIA10” and receive 10% off your entire order.  Happy crafting!

 

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Gayle Bartholomew

    Very cute and clever use of the stitched flag dies.

    05/31/2018 at 5:22 PM
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