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Wed 20

Birthday Camelias
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Crafty Friends!

 Today's card shows that you can send flowers AND a card together using the new Plush flower dies.  I'm showing off the Plush Camelia, one of several new flower dies offered in the  Spring release, on this cheery birthday card.  Using combinations of colored felt,  it's easy to create a beautiful bouquet that's light enough to go on a card.  

HB Felt Flowers

 I die cut the center of the flowers from paper (didn't have any yellow or black felt) and used 2 layers.  Starting with the rolled paper stamens I applied a small dot of hot glue to the narrow end of a cut petal and pressed each one in place, beginning with the smallest to largest sizes.  Cut multiples of the petals to create fuller flowers.  For the leaves I die cut a few medium size petals from green felt, applied glue to the wide end of the petal, tucked in place and adhered the entire flower to the card--again, with hot glue.

  I used 2 stitched oval dies to create the frame around the Zimmer Oval Background--which looks like a beautiful garden lattice. 

Felt Flowers detail

A layer of mint green cardstock was adhered behind the lattice layer then the Happy Birthday sentiment (taken from the Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle) was angled onto the lattice layer.  The smaller flower was made using only the smallest petals in the die set.   A squiggly black line was added to outline the card and finish it up. 

Felt Flowers

Thank you for stopping by today, hope you are making a list of your favorite dies and bringing them home real soon!