Hi there! It’s Wendy Sue, and I’m excited to be back on the blog with you today. If you’ll recall a few weeks ago [here], I admitted that I do not have a green thumb (not even close). I prefer to think of myself as a gardener of paper. In other words, the only pretty flowers I can make are the kind that can’t be killed – paper flowers! I used the gorgeous “Spring Fling” collection to layer lots of flowers together to create flower gardens on a few cards. Here’s a peek at the set:
And here’s how I made them:
I started with a few different patterned papers – a base, a coordinating piece for the bottom, and a small strip for the middle.
After the base was ready, I added one sticker banner and one die-cut banner sentiment to the bottom portion. I like to leave a bit hanging off the edges sometimes – it adds to the homemade feel and makes the layers more obvious.
Now it’s time to start building the garden! I started by placing a die-cut flower collage with foam dots.
After attaching the die-cut collage, I added a pre-made rosette.
Next up, a sticker…placed with a foam dot, of course.
And just for fun, I added some of the leaves from the sheet of puffy stickers too.
A few of the flowers needed an enamel dot right in the center.
And, as a final touch, a twine bow.
Here’s the completed card:
Following the same process, I created two additional cards:
I can’t promise you a rose garden, but I can sure deliver a mean paper garden! How about you, do you like layers of flowers on your projects??
Spring Fling “Blossoms” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling “Chalkboard Floral” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling “From Me to You” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling “Party Time” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling “Spring Fling” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling “Patchwork” Patterned Paper
Spring Fling Accent Stickers
Spring Fling Puffy Stickers
Spring Fling Printed Cardstock and Vellum Shapes
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots
This to That Adhesive Runner