Thursday, 28 June 2018

A card For A Friend

Hi Crafters and Friends, I am back with a little more inspiration for you with card for a friend using Foamiran from 14 Craft Bar along with some Sue Wilson Dies. I do hope you are enjoying the good weather and it's not to hot for you all.

You will need:
Oil Pastels Deep Red and Purple
Small, Medium and Large Ball Tools
Foam Mat
Glue Gun
Foliage Dies- Here I have used Verdant Vines from Tonic
Sue Wilson Ornate Rectangles (Noble Collection)
Burgundy Cardstock
Ivory Centura Pearl
3D Glue Gel

Step 1: Prepare your chosen layers using the ivory and burgundy cardstock. (See Photo)

Step 2: Layer onto your base card, made with Ivory Centura Pearl.

Step 3: Place the small design in the center using tacky glue. Raise the decorative layer using 3 mm foam tape or foam tabs.

Step 4: For the small accent flowers, cut 2 cm squares, you will need 5 for each flower. Shape by trimming around the 3 edges. See my previous posts for a video showing cutting and shaping.

Step 5: Repeat this for the red roses, using 3 cm squares and 4 cm squares. You will need 9 small and 4 or 5 large petals for each rose.

Step 6: Colour your petals using dark red and purple oil pastels. Don't use the purple on the larger petals.

Step 7: Use your ball tools to form a cupped petal, use the small for the small petal, medium for the medium and large for the large petal.

Step 8: Shape each of the petals at the edges, frilling and rolling the edges. Please ignore the white petal in the photo, I got carried away, the white petals only need to be cupped.

Step 9: Assemble your roses using a hot glue gun. See my previous video for the technique.

Step 10: Arrange your blooms and foliage and secure to you card using 3D glue gel.

Thanks again for joining me today, I do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial today along with the finished card. Would love to have some of your comments and thoughts, for now take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Great tutorial and a gorgeous card! Your flowers are beautiful!

    1. Thank you ever so much Sandra, I am over the moon that you like the finished card and the flowers. I do love making them. Thanks for your lovely comment it means a lot to me.xx

  2. Beautiful card. As ever the tutorial is very easy to follow and the flowers look gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

  3. Thank you so much Nicola, I am so pleased you found it easy to follow and that you like the finished card. You know me, I love the foamiran and making the flowers with it. Thanks again.xx