Not a very good job but I did enjoy the project. The leaves were a lot more difficult than I thought they would be, I only used a knife on this project.
Most of the time I spent crafting last week was making some 3D cards for the EGA Birthday gift. Everyone needs a note card now and then! So I picked out a series of floral clip art and sized it to fit on a 4x5 inch card. The cards were made of plain white cardstock that I cut and then embossed using a Cuttlebug. The cardstock I used was rather thin and because I embossed both sides I needed to add a piece of paper inside to stabilize and give a smooth surface to write on. I decided to use a pink marbled paper inside the cards and made envelops to match. Then I printed several copies of clipart and cut the images into levels. Starting with the entire image I made a foundation. Then I decided what I wanted as a second level, usually an image without the background. Then I chose parts of the image for the third level to cut out. Finally cutting a fourth level for more complex images such as the daffodils.
Daffodil note card,
The hat quilt and chair arm have added layers.
To the right is a matching sticker to close the envelope.
The bug was cut out to add a little dimension besides that of the flower.
A white daffodil card.
This shows how the trumpet is a separate layer, To get the dimensional look the trumpet is attached with foam tape.
A bunch of small daffodils.
The top of these flowers had to be anchored with white glue to ensure that they would not be damaged by the envelope. Usually I don't secure elements with glue but the flower tops were so small that I couldn't use the foam tape. By making a layer out of the forward leaves this piece had a more dimensional look.
One of my favorites.
The tulip stems were secured with glue and then the flower pot added as a layer. The bird in the top most layer adds to the dimensional feeling of the card.
Watering can with hollyhocks.
The small bug was left over from the other cards so I added it here.
Finished card package.
Finally I punched some paper lace and wrapped the cards together. This project took a lot of time because even with making extras at each step I had accidents and had to repeat each step of the process. I even lost a card after finishing. Maybe some day I will make some cards for myself but they are too much work!