September, 26, 2017

When was the last time that you made a card using a die cut image as the focal point of your design? Hero Arts has created a large selection of Paper Layering dies that make beautiful, dimensional designs, perfect for any occasion and any card style. Today, I'm using the new Paper Layering Sunflower die, paired with a few sentiments, to make a colorful encouragement card.

Paper Layering Sunflower by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To make my card, I started by creating a multi-colored background panel by taping a piece of green cardstock to a piece of pool cardstock. Before cutting the taped panel vertically into two pieces, I embossed a pretty, script sentiment from the You Are Loved Messages set onto the lower, right corner. Then, I secured both panels to a celadon card base with foam tape. I embossed a second sentiment, also from the You Are Loved Messages set, onto a strip of pool cardstock and then secured the sentiment across the card with foam tape.

Paper Layering Sunflower by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Using the lovely Paper Layering Sunflower die, I cut two sunflowers, one from yellow cardstock and one from orange cardstock. Using my paper trimmer to ensure a straight edge, I cut the orange sunflower in half. Next, I "popped-up" the partially cut petals on all three flowers, pushing each petal from the back of the flower and then gently curling each petal around a small pencil or paintbrush. The result is a three-dimensional, lifelike flower blossom! In person, the effect is really amazing! Using liquid glue, I secured the orange sunflower halves along the left and right edges of the card. I nestled the yellow sunflower between the other flowers and secured it to the card with adhesive dots at the center.

Paper Layering Sunflower by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To make the flower centers, I cut two additional flowers, from yellow and orange cardstock. I used a circle punch to cut closely around each center section. I also cut the yellow flower center in half. Before securing the centers to each flower, I popped-up each partially cut scalloped design, from the back, to create more dimension. Then, I used the three leaf dies, included with the Paper Layering Sunflower die, to cut three, white leaves that I gently curled and secured behind the yellow sunflower with adhesive. I finished the card with a trio of shiny, gold gems.

I hope that you are inspired to try a dimensional, paper layering die soon. Wishing you a wonderful, crafty week,

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Celeste Goff

September 26, 2017

What a bright and happy card! Love those big sunflower die cuts!

Karthikha Uday

September 28, 2017

Beautiful card :)


September 28, 2017

This is One of my Favs of all the card I have seen this year… I don;t know why … the colour and composition of the card EVERYTHING … Thanks…

Ms. J

September 29, 2017

I really love this card!


September 30, 2017

Jayne, this is so fabulous…love colors and design are perfectly perfect.


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