Have you tried using flower dies for handmade greeting cards yet? When you see how spectacular they can be with the Wild Rose Dies, you’re going to want to start!
Here’s why I love them.
Easy. Quick. Elegant.
I pulled out another of the new 2020-22 In Colors to make this design. This time Bumblebee. I have to say I like this colour more than I thought I would.
At first I thought it would be too much like Crushed Curry, or the old More Mustard. But when I did the comparison I was surprised there is a difference. Let me show you.
Crushed Curry is a bit brighter and more gold and More Mustard is much more brown than Bumblebee. It just goes to show I need to be open minded with new colours! Like playing with them before deciding I don’t like them! 😲
Which one do you like the best?
Ok, let’s move on to the card.
Using Flower Dies for Handmade Greeting Cards
How Many Dies Do You See?
Believe it or not, there are 5 different dies on this card. Two Stitched Rectangles for the background mats, then one Basic Black label from the Wild Rose dies, heat embossed on top. Last are the actual only two – what I would call – flower dies. The detailed white rose and the silver detailed leaf.
What Makes It Work?
- The mix of bold colour. What a stark contrast of white, black and yellow! (Like this combo? Check out this card too)
- The opposing delicate rose and leaf dies against the large black label.
- Variations in shapes. Rectangles, offset with a softer shaped label and the more circular flower die.
- A couple embellishments. A pretty bow and an enamel dot both in a matching colour.
- Adding in a spot of shine. Rather than use a green leaf, I though the silver takes the card up a notch.
What about a different colour palette?
Just a couple small changes and the card has a different feel!
- I changed out the colour, this time Magenta Madness, but still bold!
- Our card is now landscape orientation, not portrait.
- The ribbon is tied in behind around the stitched labels and knotted as opposed to a bow.
Simple changes, but big impact!
Which One Will You Make?
I bet you have a flower die – or two – in your card making stash of supplies. Dig out your favourite and put it to use to make a card like this right now! And if these Wild Rose Dies are calling your name? I’d love it if you added them to your own stash by clicking on any of them here and shopping with me. Here is the complete supply list.Using Flower Dies for Handmade Cards
Don’t Forget the Envelope
I’ve been trying more and more to add in the coordinated envelope for you to see how it really completes your card. On this one, I glued a piece of the 2020-22 In Color 6×6 designer series paper. But a bold black envelope flap would look awesome too! I have a bunch of different envelope treatment ideas you can see in this video.
So if you haven’t tried using flower dies for handmade greeting cards yet be sure to give one a try – use a couple of my tips above and you’ll love the results!