Crystal Flower Birthday Card

August 14, 2014

Hi Everyone!

Debra here to share a project featuring the new Crystal Flower dies. It seems I always need a birthday card for someone special but finding the time to make one isn’t easy – life gets busy! The Crystal Flower Set 1 and Crystal Flower Overlays dies are so intricate and beautiful – they make stunning embellishments for almost any occasion. Just cut the base and one of the overlays out of your favorite medium and all the work is done. The beauty is in the die itself!

Let me show you what I mean.

ECD Aug 14 finished 2a P1060807

1. Cut white cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and fold in half to create your A2 size card base. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to the front of the card.

2. Cut a piece of pattern paper to 3 x 5.  Using a piece of double sided adhesive that is 1/2 by 5, create a glitter strip by adhering it directly to the paper about 1″ from the bottom. Remove the liner and sprinkle with Teal Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and polish with your finger to bring up the shine.  Also glitter the large center circle from the Crystal Flower Set 1 that has been die cut from double sided adhesive attached to white cardstock.

ECD Aug 14 glitter 1a P1060788

It will look like this when you are finished – so sparkly and beautiful! You can do this with any length or thickness of double sided adhesive.

ECD Aug 14 glitter strip 1a P1060789

3. Adhere this piece to your card front on foam adhesive  about 1″ from the bottom edge.

4. Die cut the Crystal Flower Set 1 from White Irridescent Shimmer Sheetz and Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 from teal cardstock. Die cut Happy Birthday also from teal cardstock and the floral flourish from white cardstock.

ECD aug14 diecuts 1a P1060783

5. Using glue only around the inner ring of the overlays, adhere them to the Shimmer Sheetz solid flowers. This allows them to curl forward to add dimension to the flower. Add some foam adhesive between the two layers and the glittered center of the smaller flower.

ECD Aug 14 flower layers 1a P1060791

6. Clip apart the Flourish with Flowers to use as foliage around the finished flower.

ECD Aug 14 flourish 1a P1060792

7. Adhere the completed flower and the flourish with flower die cuts to the card front as shown. Adhere Happy Birthday underneath the pattern panel. Add glitter dots to the flower overlays and the four corners of the pattern piece to complete. Here is a closeup.

ECD aug 14 closeup 1P1060813a (1024x822)

I hope you enjoyed making this quick and beautiful card with me featuring the gorgeous Crystal Flower dies. Make a big stash so you will always be ready for that special birthday!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

924 Crystal Flower Set 1
923 Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2
797 Flourish With Flowers
717 Happy Birthday
SS 0102 White Irridescent Shimmer Sheetz
Double Sided Adhesive
7018 Glitter Dots Peel-offs Transparent/Silver
628 Teal Silk Microfine Glitter

Other products used:
Cardstock- Bazzill
Pattern Paper- Jillibean  Soup
Foam Adhesive

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12 Comments

  • Reply Mary Prasad August 23, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Lovely and delicate card – beautiful!

  • Reply kellyboothKelly Booth August 20, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Such a Pretty Card, Love the colors too!

  • Reply Karen Aicken August 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Just BEAUTIFUL! Those flowers are just stunning.

  • Reply Lisa Duggin August 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Very pretty, love the way the Shimmer Sheetz just glow behind the flower. Colors play well off of each other. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Lisa

  • Reply Chris Boldovici August 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Love this card and that colors and the flower are just perfect! Nicely done.

  • Reply Linda August 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Love, love, love flowers! How beautiful and the dies are so detailed. Great job!

  • Reply robsgirl1961 August 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Love love love!!!!

  • Reply Dolores August 14, 2014 at 10:40 am

    This is a real pretty card and I like the floral overlays. I prefer videos to show how you made the card, but this card needs no video to catch on to what you did with dies. Good job, also love glitter.

  • Reply Raquel Mason August 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Wonderful card Debra. I love the Crystal Flower combined with Flourish with Flowers.

  • Reply Judi Kauffman August 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Gorgeous card and a wonderful color combination!

  • Reply NANCY VANDEVANDER August 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful card Debra, thank you!

  • Reply Rita Edwards August 14, 2014 at 8:14 am

    What a beautiful card! I love the little added details too with the glitter dots. Xxx

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