Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

Have You Ever Tried this Before? Time For Some NEW Look Flowers!

Do you like the look of layered die-cut flowers? Today, Therese shares 2 beautiful cards and one very unique way to get a different look!

Hi, it’s Therese here and I am back with some more Orchid cards for you. Did you see my previous post HERE where I share tips for watercoloring Orchids with dye inks? Today, I have something a little different using the Layered Orchid Die – here are my designs!

Technique #1 – Crepe Paper Flowers

Yes, you read that correctly, I used some beautiful Lia Griffith crepe papers to create these Layered Orchids. But I wanted to take it a step further and some depth, this was simple to do using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Catherine Pooler Inks.

I adhered the layers together using a small amount of Bearly Art Glue and attached them to the front of the card with a thin foam square.

PRO TIP: I cut 2 layers of crepe paper in one pass of the die cutting machine and used both of these for each flower. This gave it a little extra dimension.

I added an Essential Rectangles border to frame my flowers and a sentiment from the Let’s Chill Combo.

Technique #2 – Cardstock

I wanted to share with you what this same flower would look like die cut from cardstock. I used similar colors and the Concord & 9th cardstocks were perfect for this.

But, this time as well as adding a little shading with the inks yet again, I also added some dimension to the petals by moulding them.

Did you see I used the centre portion of the Essential Rectangle for the background as well as another sentiment from the Let’s Chill Combo.


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1 Comment

  • Reply Laurie September 11, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Love the crepe paper look. Will definitely try it. You rock as usual.

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