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Raquel Bowman: Flower Power Cards

Hey everyone, its Raquel here with you today sharing two cards and a tag that I have made using the ‘Oh my Heart’ collection. For these cards today I decided to create 3D embellishments in the form of flowers using the patterned papers from the collection. These form the major statement on both the cards I have made to share with you today.

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The dimensional 3D pop out flowers are by Alaa’K in the Silhouette Design Store. I loved the fact that they didn’t require me to assemble a lot of pieces and that all you needed to do to add dimension is fold the petals upwards. To add more detail I did adhere the flowers to a patterned paper so you could see another pattern behind the petals when they were folded in. I used the design software to copy and paste the florals in multiple sizes and cut them on a few different designs of patterned paper.

For the first card I am sharing today I used one of the floral 3D pop up flower files and cut the flower approx 5″ in size. This is my focal point for the card and is centred onto the 5.5″ card base. I decided that I wanted to add another layer to the flower so I added another one of the floral pieces to the centre. I topped that with a fun sentiment from the Chipboard Phrase Thickers pack in the Oh my Heart collection. Creating these cards was a great way to use some of those statement chipboard thickers that I had not yet used on a page.

Here is the card:

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I love all the dimension that the floral piece has brought to the card. I felt like the flower needed a base to sit on, a piece of patterned paper to fit the size of the card was perfect. I used some foam adhesive to add the chipboard thicker to the middle of the flower. I was also able to add die cut leaves from one of the patterned papers also. I love the added dimension they bring to the flowers.

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For the second card I decided to cluster three of the 3D pop up flowers together. I cut them on different papers in the Oh my Heart collection and in different sizes. I was able to nestle them in together on the base of the card, leaving a slight area of blank space in the bottom right corner.

Here is the card I created:

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As you can see, that blank area in the bottom right corner became the home to the sentiment for this card. The sentiment in the corner works to help balance out some of that busy-ness happening on the left side. I also added chipboard pieces to the centres of the flowers.

The blog is blooming today! Visit to see how Raquel was inspired by florals when creating todays projects. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #cards #ohmyheart

Finally, I decided to make one more little project to share with you today, a tag. The reason I decided to make a tag was that I had some of the floral pieces left over and I thought it was a great way to demonstrate how easy it is to transfer what you do to one style of project to another.

Here is the tag I created:

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You would be able to adhere this tag to a gift or attach to a gift bag. As you can see, I was able to use the same basic ideas from the cards to make a coordinating tag. I again used the Chipboard Thicker Stickers from the Oh my Heart collection to embellish the tag.

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I hope you have enjoyed my post today. If you recreate these cards at home or are inspired by this post I would love to see what you came up with. Don’t forget to tag me on social media!

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