How to Make a Paper Flower Watercolour Card
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How to Make a Paper Flower Watercolour Card

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Paper flowers can be used for all manner of craft projects, from cards to scrapbook layouts, home decor box frames to gift tags, there are so many different paper flower variations to choose from you’ll be sure to find something suitable for every project need.

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How to make

Step 1

Use a wide paint brush to wet one side of a piece of watercolour paper, scribble some ink onto a piece of acetate using green watercolour pens then spritz with water.

Paper Flower Watercolour Card

Step 2

Lay the acetate ink side down onto the wet paper pressing down firmly, rub gently all over to transfer as much ink as possible. Lift up then set aside to dry.

Paper Flower Watercolour Card

Step 3

Once dry trim the water coloured panel to fit slightly smaller than an 5 x 7” white card blank. Fix several strips of thin green cardstock to the front creating some stems. Hand-write a ‘Thank You’ sentiment onto a small scrap of cardstock then trim into a tag shape before gently inking around the edges with green ink and a sponge.

Paper Flower Watercolour Card

Step 4

Cut a square of vellum approximately 7 x 6cm then use a corner punch to round off each corner, repeat this step using a piece of acetate then attach the two together in the top right corner ensuring the vellum is at the top. The vellum clings to the acetate helping it stay in place on the card.

Top Tip: You can also fix the jar on the opposite top corner where there will be a flower to cover any tape.

Step 5

Lay the jar shape on top of the stems and fix the jar with double sided tape where the tag will be so that the tape will be hidden. Attach the tag in position using 3D foam pads.

Paper Flower Watercolour Card

Step 6

Arrange all the leaves and flowers fixing some flat and some with 3D foam pads for added interest, finish off by gluing a small twine bow to the top of the tag.

Paper flower watercolour card

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