Friday, April 15, 2022

Layered Flowers — April Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Technique Blog Hop! Each 15th of the month our group of talented Close To My Heat Makers feature a different technique and give you all kinds of idea how to use it! 

All you have to do is click the link in each post to hop to the next blog. For reference, the blog before mine belongs to: Brandi Robinson's. 

My card was inspired by Shirley Ross. She came up with such a great idea that would also fit this hop and I couldn't wait to put my spin on it! 

I stated with the solid flower die from the Layered Flower Thin Cuts set (see below). With our two toned cardstock you automatically get the light and dark side of the color making it easy to get shadows.

The background of the card was made with Avocado Cardstock and Wood Grain paper. The square is from our Oasis Holographic paper and and cut with our Stitched Square Thin Cut dies. The entire flower head was also popped up with some Thin Foam Tape.

This photo shows the dark side of the Lemonade cardstock. I folded over the top 3 petals and added some Thin Foam Tape. The tape helps give some dimension to the overall look of the flower. Those 3 petals were also curled up a bit at the ends.

Here you can see I've added some details to the flower. On the 3 fold over petals you can see the lighter side of the cardstock. With a journal pen I did some doodles to accent the petals. The flower center is accented with a white gel pen. I also added the doodles around the outside of the card. I cut two pieces of the leaves: one dark and one light then doubled up the two lower leaves.

Z4324 Layered Flowers Thin Cuts

D2077 Succa for You

Now it's time to hop to the next blog belonging to: Michelle John's.

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
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Now it's your turn to pick your colors and create something to share. We can't wait to see what you make!



  1. Love how you did the flower and thanks for showing how you got it that way, I love it!

  2. Beautiful card and such a clever flower. Love the doodles.

  3. Such a pretty card! I love how you folded the flower to create an entirely new look.

  4. Brilliant idea!! thank you for sharing!!!!!

  5. What a great idea to fold over the flower! Nice card!


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