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)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Insert Pine cartridge and Cherry Blossoms wheel into rollagraph handle. Roll stamp across card front.

STEP 2

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to transfer “If friends were flowers I’d pick you!!!” rub-on onto top of card.

STEP 3

  • For stems, cut six 3”-long basswood strips. For leaves, cut six shapes from plywood.

STEP 4

  • On covered work surface, paint stems and leaves Hauser Lt. Green. Add Evergreen highlights on leaves.

STEP 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.

STEP 6

  • Glue stems, leaves, and flowers on front of card. Glue crystal on center of each flower.
by Debby Forshey-Choma for Midwest Products
Friends Are Like Flowers
Friends Are Like Flowers