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Card for Dad

Class designed by Louise Brigden


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This card uses the free Wings and Flowers downloadable demo for the tree and butterflies. The Wings & Flowers software is easy to use, with very effective results.


Class Supply List:

  • One sheet of 210mm x 154mm pale blue cardstock

  • Pale green paper or card 77mm x 105mm. If you have a grass paper, such as HOTP Grass, then this is even better.

  • Scrap of brown cardstock for the tree trunk. If you haven't got brown the just ink a piece of cardstock brown.

  • Scrap of cardstock for the pot

  • White fence (optional)

  • Good quality white paper to print on. Photo paper provides the best results (not used here)

  • Small flower punch (a daisy works best)

  • Bone folder and scoring board (optional)

  • Foam pads

  • Double-sided tape/ PVA glue

  • Bronze Ultra Fine Glitter

  • Wings and Flowers demo (Click here for download link)


Step 1



The Tree


Open the Wings and Flowers software and select the  yellow daisy (three will appear)      






On the colour mixer select the darkest green you can find and drag the colour mixer bar to the right.



Click duplicate, this will give you a second row of flowers. Very slightly reduce the size of the flowers on the second row.



Using the colour mixer choose a slightly lighter green for your new flowers (you can also play around with the Hue/Saturation/Contrast bars to get your desired shade)

Click duplicate to duplicate the second row of flowers.

Continue in this way (getting smaller and paler) until you cannot make the flowers any smaller. The screenshot shows the transformation from large to tiny, you will need to make it a more gradual process over two pages.




Duplicate your smallest/lightest row and enlarge it to the biggest size (you'll need this for the clever bit at the end).



You should end up with 7 or 8 rows of flowers (enough for three trees)

Cut out one flower from each row (keep the big, light row of flowers for later)



Layer and stick the flowers together using foam pads, starting from the biggest and ending with the smallest flower on top.

It won’t look like a tree because you’ll have a yellow centre so here’s the clever bit: use your daisy punch to cut a flower out of green part of the big, light flower that you kept to the side. Depending on the size of your punch you might need to do two halves and stick them together. Now stick your small, all green flower over the central circle of pollen. (Picture below is from the finished card).




You now have the main part of your tree.



Step 3



The Card


Fold and score the blue cardstock. The card size when folded is 77mm wide and  210mm in height. Cut a piece of green paper or card and attach to the bottom of the card. You know have the sky and grass base for the card.


Open your card and cut off the sky section from the front of your card.





Step 4


Attach a white fence so that the tops are just poking over the top of the grass. (optional) This card uses a Sizzex cut fence.





Cut a strip of brown paper 80mm x 7mm and stick it in position, this is the tree trunk.




Glue on top of the trunk and sprinkle with bronze ultra fine glitter. Pat down and leave to dry. Instead of glue and glitter and you can use a suitable Stickles glitter glue.


On the back of your tree/flower apply an even layer of glue to the bottom half. Stick in position with the unglued part above the grass.


Now make the pot from 50mm x 38mm of cardstock and attach it with foam pads for a 3D effect. I printed a verse on mine before cutting it out. (picture below from finished card). A corner rounder punch has been used to round the two top corners before attaching to the card.





Step 5


Finally, you can do the fun part, ‘Glamming it up’. I rounded the corners and chalked around the edges of the card for depth.  You can use ink instead of chalk.

Next add the butterflies; these are also from the Wings and Flowers demo.


 I wanted the butterflies smaller than the demo could do so I printed some, scanned them, resized them then printed them again! Sounds crazy I know but I just thought they looked better that size.  Another way round it is to do a screenshot of the butterflies and resize that. You can try resizing to the smallest size within the software, you may prefer them that size.



Attach the butterflies to your card and your card is complete.



We hope you enjoyed the class.

Class by Louise Brigden


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