Cards

Friends Are Like Flowers

By  Debby Forshey-Choma  for  Midwest Products

size: 4"x9"

  • Friends Are Like Flowers

Materials

  • White blank card, 4”x9”
  • Midwest Products: Clear PVC Sheets: Yellow, Orange, Blue, Cherry, Pink, Aqua; Styrene Sheets: White; Birch Plywood, 6”x12”; Cellfoam (88); Basswood Strips
  • Royal Rub-On Transfers: Spring Sentiments
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Hauser Lt. Green, Evergreen
  • Plastic-coated wire, 10” lengths: pink, yellow, red
  • Clearsnap: Jumbo Rollagraph Handle, Cherry Blossom Pattern Wheel, Pine Cartridge
  • Clear crystals
  • Glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Insert Pine cartridge and Cherry Blossoms wheel into rollagraph handle. Roll stamp across card front.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to transfer "If friends were flowers I'd pick you!!!" rub-on onto top of card.
  • 3. For stems, cut six 3"-long basswood strips. For leaves, cut six shapes from plywood.
  • 4. On covered work surface, paint stems and leaves Hauser Lt. Green. Add Evergreen highlights on leaves.
  • 5. For flowers, cut flower shapes from pvc sheets and cellfoam sheet. Measure and cut 10" lengths of wire. Layer flowers together; wrap with wire and twist ends. Spot glue flowers.
  • 6. Glue stems, leaves, and flowers on front of card. Glue crystal on center of each flower.