Hi Everyone! The beautiful flowers used on this card are from the Couture Creations Vintage Flowers Collection – Layered Zinnias. I thought they were peonies, but I’m no gardener – the important thing is that they are a beautiful embellishment to use in craft projects. I’ve used them with foil (and my GoPress & Foil machine) in this project but they can also be used like normal thin dies and just cut out, or inked and cut.

The Layered Zinnia set has 2 dies – one for the main flower and a 2nd one to create the centre – this allows you to create a layered, dimensional look.

The Sentiment on this card is from another of the Vintage Flower die sets – the Floral Frame, which is a set of 3 – a frame, a butterfly and the Best Wishes sentiment. To make raising this on foam pads easier, I’ve cut the die again from the craft card used as a shim when foiling it and stuck the 2 layers together.

To build up the layers of this card, I first cut my card blank from a cream A5 card blank. I used the waste piece from this to foil the sentiment.

I cut a piece of black card to 14.4cm square and then Cut & Foiled the largest die from the Nesting Circular Flourished Frames Cut, Foil and Emboss die set.

I cut my backing paper to 14cm square, then cut & foiled the centre piece of the topper using a die from the Nesting Floral Frames Cut, Foil and Emboss die set. When using these sets with paper I add a card shim when foiling. This protects the paper from being torn during the foiling process and I used the extra layer of card with the paper to make it stiff enough to raise with foam pads.

I show how to foil the Zinnia flowers in my video (link at the bottom of the page). I’ve added a small black foam pad under the top of the flower centre to make it stand out.

In my video I show you how to foil the Zinnia flowers and put the card together, and also show you other dies in the Vintage Flowers collection.

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/tS7wLGt0vBA


Materials List


CO726461 – Cut, Foil and Emboss dies – Modern Essentials – Nesting Floral Frames (7 piece set)
CO726463 – Cut, Foil and Emboss dies – Modern Essentials – Nesting Flourished Frames (3 piece set)
CO725937 – Die – Le Petit Jardin  – EVENING BRANCH MINI DIE (1PC)