Monday, May 28, 2018

Flower Cut Cards

Today is a fun and easy project from Miss Kate Cuttables and me! I used a great technique which can be used on any design. I used it on some flowers.

Before we get started on the project, don't forget to get your DAILY FREEBIE over at Miss Kate Cuttables!


I took the file, "Daisy Flower Flourishes" I opened it up in my Silhouette program. I ungrouped the flowers and took the daisy with the red center and placed it on my mat. I sized the flower to the size I wanted and removed the area where the red center was. I then used my "slice" tool and cut away all the bottoms of the petals so all that was left was arches in the form of a flower. I then selected it all and grouped them. Save this file. Next take a rectangle file for your card front and arrange the new cut file you made where ever you want to cut the daisies. I made some of them large and some small. You can arrange them any way you would like, in a row, in a circle, all over or just one large daisy.
 This is a fun way to make cut files and use your files a bit differently then just cutting the file as is.

 

After I got all my card fronts cut, I lifted up the petals by bending at the base. Make sure you do good, clean cuts. Double cuts are a good idea to make your bending easier. Now all you have to do is add some scrap papers behind the cuts and mount onto a card base. I decided to cut my card front a bit smaller to add some interest. I added buttons, faux enamel dots and jelly dots to my cards. You can add anything you would like to the centers. Other ideas are: dimensional paint, puff paints, beads, pearls, brads, eyelets, enamel paints, cardstock punches or just color the centers with markers!



I hope you enjoy my technique and try it for yourself!! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

20 comments:

  1. This are super cute! It would be great to keep a supply of these on hand.

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    1. That was my thought too!! Good for all occasions!! Thanks!

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  2. wow Jenny! I never would have thought to do this! I see I have some exploring to do with the files when I am off this summer. I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS !
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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    1. Thank you!! I try to do things "out of the box" as they say!

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  3. Super cute!!! Love this idea. Can't wait to try it.

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  4. I love this idea, and they are sooo pretty!

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  5. Thanks, for sharing the information, it’s very informative post!


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  6. These turned out really really cute love the use of the buttons and dots...

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    1. Thank you!! I love to do this with other shapes as well.

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  8. Wow, these are so pretty and love all the ideas you gave for making them.

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  9. Great set of cards! Love the flowers! They are so pretty.

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