Vintage hip flowers birthday card idea is about using vintage flower designs to evoke lots of feminine charm. This card is designed for my mom’s upcoming birthday in April.
You’ll quickly see that this card carries a slightly more mature and womanly look to it. It’s about finding the right patterned paper for the right person. :-)
As I’ve wanted to create a more dimensional look to this card, I created a “shadow box effect”. If you look carefully, you’ll see that the small cluster of flowers at the right-hand side is on a level lower than the big flowers on the bottom.
Try this “shadow box effect” sometimes when you want a more interesting look to your card. Have fun!
Card Making Supplies
- Mauve, gray and tan cardstocks – Bazzill Basics
- All patterned paper – Making Memories “Vintage Hip Collection”
- Silk flowers – from stash
- Pink brad – KCK Craft
- Black ink – Versa Color
- Pink gel pen – Pentel Hybrid Roller
Card Making Steps
- Create a cardblank with mauve cardstock.
- Cut out a block of floral patterned paper and adhere it on the front cover of the cardblank. Slowly trim alongside the right edge of the flowers, following the flower outlines. Be sure to use a pair of sharp scissors as the double-layered paper could be thick.
- Cut out a strip of polka-dots patterned paper and ink the edges with black ink. Attach it down the cardblank as shown. Insert a pink brad through three layers of pink silk flowers. Attach the completed flower to the top of the polka-dot strip.
- Cut out a block of gray cardstock and adhere it on top of the inner mauve cardblank, with a strip of thin double-sided tape along the left edge of the inner cardblank. Crease along the fold formed by the double-sided tape. Now a “shadow box” effect is created. Look at the top and side views from the photos above for more understanding.
- Cut out a strip of tan cardstock and ink the edges with black ink. Handwrite greetings with a pink gel pen. Attach the greeting strip to the gray cardstock as shown.
- Cut out a small cluster of flowers from the floral patterned paper. Attach it near to the greeting strip with foam pads for added dimension as shown.
For more card making ideas involving floral designs, do check out the below homemade cards: