3D Floral Focus – Day 5

Today’s card is my homework card for day five of the 3D Floral Focus class at Altenew Academy. I can’t believe this class is almost over already! I only have one more lesson to go after this one.

The lesson for day five was about using patterned papers and washi with 3D dies. Therese showcased some beautiful examples for us, so I couldn’t wait to give it a try! Here’s the card I designed using the lesson as inspiration:

Mel's Card Corner | 3D Floral Focus - Day 5

To create my 3D die cut flower, I used the Fantasy Floral 3D Dies from Altenew. I opted to use two pieces of retired patterned paper from my stash and some mirror card for my layers. I used a light gray marble for the base layer, a floral pattern for the middle layer, and the gold mirror for the top layer. I also die cut some leaves using some light green cardstock from my stash.

To give the die cuts a nice background to pop on, I did some ink blending using the Cherry Blossom ink set and the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios. I started with the lightest Pink Diamond color at the top of the panel, then switched to Pinkalicious about a third of the way day, and finally brought in Rubellite for the bottom third. To give the edges a bit of definition and to help draw the eye inward, I went around all of the edges very sparingly with Razzleberry.

Mel's Card Corner | 3D Floral Focus - Day 5

After letting the ink dry for a bit, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Fancy Greetings stamp set near the top of the panel using VersaFine Onyx Black ink then heat set it using clear embossing powder. I then adhered the leaf die cuts near the bottom of the panel using liquid glue and allowing them to hang off slightly. Finally, I adhered the layered die cut flower centered over the leaves using thin foam squares.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from white cardstock. I applied a piece of the Dotted Washi Tape over the entire card front. I thought the black dots would be a really nice accent against the bright pink background on the focal panel. I trimmed the washi down to fit then adhered the focal panel centered on the card front using thin foam tape and that completed the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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  1. Kari VanNoy says:

    This is gorgeous!! And I didn’t even know there was such a thing as that dotted washi. Another item on the wish list! Lol. I really love this card!

    • Melissa says:

      Their Dotted Washi Tape is the best. thing. ever. I’m so sad I waited so long to try it after I bought it. 😂Of course, now I want ALL of their wide washi tapes. 😜

  2. Therese says:

    Gorgeous colours and choice of patterns Melissa, there is such an elegance and a sense of fun to your card design!

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