May 25, 2017

Realistic Florals

I cannot think of anything more fun to do that make a flower out of paper and make it look real.  Either with coloring or, as I have done, with dies. Barbara Campbell here with a
card made with the Elizabeth Dies, called Aster.  I remember these in my parents garden every year. I must tell you that I liked this card well enough, but as I was sharing it with you today, I thought there is a better way.
                                                                  Here is my card.
The flower looks a little stick like.  I had die cut lots of these flowers and leaves and here is what I did. After coloring all of the pieces, I brought them to my sponge pad, the one that I use to shape flowers and leaves.
Using my stylus, I scored the back of the flowers and the leaves, giving them a more realistic look.  You can see the difference here. 

                                                See how much better the leaves look here.
Now I have another set of Asters to make another card.  Consider making your flowers look more real, it is pretty simple and I am sure that you can do it.

Here are the supplies that I used.
Elizabeth Craft 1219 Garden Notes Aster
 Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - AsterCurrently out of stock, put it on your wish list.
Frantic Stamper Fancy Frames #1
No longer available, but you could use the smaller stitched frame 

Frantic Stamper Elements #16 Stitched Rectangle Frames
 Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #16 - Stitched Rectangle Frames

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  1. Oh Barb I just LOVE your creation! Such a simple yet AWESOME design suitable for a variety of occasions! Fabulous job and wonderful inspiration using dies! Thanks

  2. What a sweet card! I love using those asters as well. They're so easy to put together and look so happy and cheerful. Great colors and great design!

  3. I can't express how much I adore this card! The colors, the design, it is just stunning!

  4. Beautiful card. I love making flower cards also. TFS

  5. Such a lovely card! The background looks like real linen. I really like how you used these frame die cuts!

  6. Beautiful! Love the dies and colors you used.


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