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    The inspiration for this card, was found whilst doing some garden work. I have this Clematis plant in my garden and oh, how much I love those flowers. Then an idea came to mind, to pick a few flowers and see if I could dry them, and so I did. Of Course, dried flowers are very, very delicate and need some protection, or they will tear. Anyway… this is what I came up with:


    And here's how it came together:
    For my base card I folded a A4 piece of white cardstock double and cut it a tad bit smaller than 5.7/8 x 7.4/8

    For my first layer I cut a piece of the white lace PP at 5.7/8 x 7.4/8

    For my second layer I cut a piece of the polka dot PP at 5.5/8 x 7 inch

    I glued both layers to the base card. I only distressed the first layer.

    Then I cut a piece of the white lace PP at 4.7/8 x 6.1/8 inch and made a pencil mark at both sides
    at 1/4 of an inch

    I cut 2 strips of that beautiful teal/black PP

    and a piece of acetate at 4.3/4 x 5.1/4 inch. (5.1/4 is the highth) I punched the coers.

    Then on the pencil marks I made cut lines, for the acetate to stick through. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE ….On the right side you have to go 2/4 of an inch, inwards. So ignore the outer cutline at the right side.

    then I flipped the paper over, and if you look closely in the pic, you'll see that I added glue to the left side of the cutline.

    Flip it over again and stick one side of the acetate like in the picture and press the outher edge down.

    I then added a strip of lace and a strip of the PP. I glued this down using Beacon 3 in 1.

    From my garden I took 5 clematis flowers and I wrapped them in paper towel and let them dry for about a week, in an old book. This is how they came out. I want to stack them together.

    And place them something like this in the center of my card. The acetate will protect this delicate flower.

    And this is how the acetate will stand out from the card. Okay, back to the flower

    I stacked my flowers together, using Beacon 3 in 1, for the centers….. Isn't that PRETTY?????

    In between the layers I glued some glass beads using Beacon Gem-Tac, for dimension.

    I aslo added a sloppy circle with Beacon Gem-Tac, but you can use Glossy Accents just as well.

    I covered it with Diamond Dust Glass Glitter and on top of that I used a piece of scrap to press the diamond dust into the glue

    I shook off the excces

    And put a little glass tub in the middle, and left it to dry for about an hour. If you don't have the glass glitter you could use Diamond or chrystal stickles, to make the circle.

    Then I glued this layer, accept for the right side, to the polka dot paper. My acetate leans on the,
    folded up, right side.

    Then I glued my beautiful flower in place. Love how it tued out.

    I added glue to the back of the right side, and stick my acetate trough the cutline and pressed everything down.

    Then I glued my lace and paper strips at the right side, like in the picture.

    Because of the acetate is standing out, I was able to stamp my sentiment undeeath the acetate
    using a small stamping-block.

    For the finishing touch I added tiny blue pearls on each side of my stamped sentiment.

    From the Bling AddOn, I had this piece of jewelery left and decieded that it was the perfect match, to top off the acetate. I also added some watered down distress ink (Gathered Twigs) which I applied using a watercolor brush.

    Of course, to balance it out, I added some ink at the bottom too.

    I hope you like it and will dry some of those beautiful flowers from your garden. Here's a close up of the card:


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      Paulien this is beautiful, I wish my clematis was in bloom now as this would be a perfect card for my sisters birthday in June since she is the gardener of our family!


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        I am speechless. The design is stunning, and the flowers are amazing. You are the QUEEN of cards!


        WOW!!! GORGEOUS!!!

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          Amazing!! The dried flowers are an awesome idea and so pretty!

          "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."


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            Gorgeous Paulien!!! I love to dry flowers…I have a Botany Press full of them and some I put in Silica. You inspired me to get them out!!!! It would be beautiful to make a LO and frame it.


            Great tutorial, Paulien! Thanks for sharing your creative techniques.

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              I KNEW there was something special about that flower when I saw it on FB!! I love the airy, delicate feel to it and you were a genius to put the glass beads in between the layers! It looks so very pretty! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

              I love clematis as well. I have 4 different ones in my back yard. A white one is especially stunning but the wire tower I have it climbing on, kept falling over last year, so I need to get outside soon before it starts growing again, and FIX that problem! 🙂


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                Such a beautiful card, with the dried flowers and so many wonderful techniques, Paulien!!!!
                Thanks so much for coming up with this!!!


                Lovely card. Brilliant use of the beads to add dimension to the flower. No natural flowers grow in my yard, but I imagine the same could be done with a nice Bo Bunny or Prima flower with a similar effect, or maybe even a nice handmade ribbon or lace flower:)

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                  You might be able to achieve a similar look with vellum Maria.


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                    OMG This is beyond gorgeous Paulien!!!! The pressed flowers and glass glitter looks stunning on your beautiful card!

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