Friday 28 March 2014

A Layered Heart-felt Card and a Flower Tutorial!

Hello everyone!
This is Hussena here and today, I am sharing with you all a layered card and flower tutorial. Here's a look at my card first :
The base of my card I have created with Memory Box Rhaposdy Stencil and Sakura Modelling Paste and I have added Distress ink- Salty Ocean to the paste to give that slight tinge of blue to it. The large flower is handmade for which I have shared the tutorial below.

The tutorial I am sharing is for the central flower of my card.. First, let's gather the supplies. You will need :

1. Cardstock -I prefer working with water-color paper/ Paper more than 200gsm thickness.
2. Joy! Crafts Floral Flourishes Die/ Flower dies or Three different size flower punches.
3. Distress inks -Tattered Rose/ Spun Sugar.
4. Inkessentials Blending tool.
5. Glossy Accents/ Glue of your choice.
6. A pair of small sharp scissors
7. A embossing tool and Forceps.
8. Water Spritzer/Mini Mister and a very broad handle paint brush.

Now, let's start with the tutorial :
1. Die cut your flowers or punch them out depending on what you are using. You will need TWO large size flowers, THREE medium and THREE small ones.
2. With your scissors, cut a small slit in between the flowers as shown in the picture. Do this for ALL the flowers. Then, using your Ink Blending tool  and Blending Foam distress/colour your flowers using Distress ink of your choice. I have used Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose.
3. The, spritz the flower's with water using your mister and when the flower die-cuts are fully wet, place them on the broad end your paint brush as shown and using your forefinger and thumb, slightly crease the petals.
4. Let the flower die-cuts dry completely after creasing them. Then, using your embossing stylus emboss the petals and the middle of the flower creating a cup-like shape. These flower die-cuts will now hold the shape that you have molded them into as they have been water creased.
 5. Now, using your tweezers, bend the two sides of the petal of the flowers into small curves. Do this for all of them. Then, we will start layering the flowers by gluing them one on top of the other.
 6. First, layer the large flowers followed by the three medium sized die-cuts and using your embossing tool press down the centre of the flower a shown in the picture.
 7. To create the centre bud of the flower, take one of the smaller sized flower die-cut and pull in two petals from the opposite side of the flower die-cut and mold it into a bud as shown. Apply a little glue on the two sides of the bud for it to hold the shape. Then, apply glue on the rest of the three petals and enclose the bud within it.
 8. Place this bud on to to a another small flower that we had embossed and squeeze it. Then, place a third layer of flower and you will end up with a tiny flower which looks like the one in the below picture.
 9. Now, place your tiny flower on to the medium size flower that we had layered above and this completes your flower :)

Hussena- Layered card supplies from :


  1. Beautiful card, Hussena! I like your technique to mix ink in texture paste..gorgeous background!
    Wonderful ...wonderful flower tutorial !!

  2. Lovely card...its soooooooo Hussena! Thanks for the flower looks beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous card and awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing...

  4. Beautiful card Hussena, I lovvvve the fillers! I have been meaning to buy the rhapsody stencil but it keeps going out of stock!

  5. beautiful card!!! thanks for sharing tutorial

  6. Beautiful card and tutorial my friend and You are solely responsible in burning a hole in my pocket due to the number of Dies you have tempted me to buy...winks.Awesome is an understatement for the sheer beauty of this card.Well done.

  7. Very beautiful flower
    lovely tutorial. . . . . .love it

  8. You make it look so easy!! I've tried, failed and given up on making such pretty flowers!!! Gorgeous!!

  9. Love the play of colours on each card of yours , you make it seem so effortless ...Beautiful!!!!

  10. So pretty color combo card,Hussena...Love the textured bg with the slight blue tinge and the layerings which goes so well with the floral spray u made :)

  11. Uber gorgeous card. D light blue background is really lovely.

  12. What a lovely card Hussena !! SO much of work goes into making such gorgeous flower...:D !! Thanks for the tutorial !

  13. thnku so much for the lovely tutorial..and loved the card...

  14. Thank you so much each and everyone of you for all the wonderful comments ..So glad you liked my tutorial :)

  15. Gorgeous card!! Thank you for the tuto!!!


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