Creating a beautiful small flower corsage for you to add to your cards can take them from the ordinary to the stunning in just a few very easy steps.
Add the "Wow" factor to all your girly cards ... and it's cheaper and lasts longer than the real bouquet
This cheerful, small, but beautiful, floral display has been created to be added to a card front, and so it needs to be kept to the correct dimension to look good
But that doesn't mean that you have to compromise on the style of your corsage.
You can keep it delicate by using a mixture of small flowers in varying shades and types ... and all of these are from Wild Orchid Crafts
This gorgeous bouquet consists of Roses, in two different sizes, and Cherry Blossoms and Tulips... and in between I have added in some leaves that I have been snipping from a length of Guipure lace.
Adding in the Decorative Hatpins makes them super special and they can also be made quite easily for your self. I was asked by several people if I could do a tutorial on how I create these beautiful additions to my cards and so there it is. Just click the link to open the page.
The video tutorial is not a long one, but it will show you all the steps I took to make the turquoise corsage pictured above.
This pink corsage has a mixture of Roses, Cherry Blossoms, Carnations and Tulips and you can cut the leaves from any die cut foliage set that you have.
I added in a little silver baby shoe charm on a lobster clasp that is removable and can be added to a charm bracelet if the recipient wished.
Don't forget to tell your recipient that it can be taken off the card and used again for something else
The card pictured has been created with a die set that makes book pages that can be layered together
You can use whatever you have to hand if you don't have the dies to cut the base shape.
Punches, shop bought die cuts or just hand cut card will all do the trick just as well.
But they will give you the base on which to add the flowers too ... and then add the corsage you have created to your cards
I have used a hot glue gun to add my flowers as this gives a really strong bond, but you can use any method for gluing that you have.
This card has been made from some oval die cuts and layered in white and turquoise.
The flowers have been added to the base of the design and the fold to the card is at the top.
If you add some flowers then you may need to add an extra thickness to the back of the card to prevent it from toppling over when it stands.
That will just act as counter balance to your card. Or you could use a card stand if you preferred.
Just make sure that your flowers are securely in place as the last thing you want is for them to drop off the card as you give it.
This kind of small flower corsage would look wonderful on birthday cards, Anniversary cards, sympathy cards or any other occasion
And an absolute dream for any wedding cards that you need to make and don't forget to match the wedding theme.
And what lady doesn't like to get flowers and so they really would suit all the ladies in your family that you make your floral creations for
This type of card is just my cup of tea as I simply love adding in the flowers, ribbons and pearls to my designs, and they are always appreciated even on a baby card. And some men like floral cards too so take that into consideration when making you designs
For some reason odd numbers always work better.
I try to add three, five, seven or even nine flowers to my cards depending on the size of the flower.
And another thing I like to do is dot the petals with wet glue and then sprinkle them with a really fine glitter.
Once the glue is dry it dries clear and lies flat on the card and all that remains is the sparkle from the glitter.
I like to use a white based glitter but you could use any colour that you have. Gold on white flowers looks amazing especially for a wedding card.
Most of the flowers I used are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have had them for a long time but just to let you know that if you are in the UK that Wild Orchid Crafts no longer ship to us and so I have included the links to some that are available at Craft stash.
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