Soft Purple Coneflowers

Spellbinders | Simon Hurley Photosynthesis Collection

Hi everyone!

Today I’m sharing a softer take on the traditional Purple Coneflower which is native to us here in Wisconsin. I made this card using the new Floral Stems die set that is part of Spellbinders’ Simon Hurley Photosynthesis Collection. This collection was released today and the Coneflower is just one of the flowers in this set. I hope you’ll check it out!

To make this card:

1.Die cut all the pieces for your flowers and stems.
2.Ink blend your die cuts with the color of your choice. I chose a soft lilac for the
 flowers, a pale brown for the flower centers, and a teal-green for the foliage. If you
 use a soft hand when ink blending you can get some nice shading for lighter and
 darker areas.
3.Assemble your flowers, stems and leaves: I used floam adhesive to pop up the top
 layer of the flowers and give them some dimension.
4.Die cut an oval from white cardstock and ink-blend it in a pale blue.
5.Do a quick arrangement – without glueing – to see where you want your flowers to be
 on the oval. Then stamp your sentiment in an open area on the oval.
6.Use foam adhesive to adhere the oval to a trimmed panel.
7.Use foam adhesive to adhere the trimmed panel to your card front.
8.Arrange and adhere your flowers to the card front. I used liquid glue on all of my
 pieces except on one leaf (bottom left corner) where I used liquid glue at the base of
 the leafand a foam dot at the end to give it some dimension.
9.Add a few gems for some shine.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you like this project and that it inspires you to check out the latest collection and create something wonderful!

Have a wonderfully creative day!



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1 Comment

  1. Lori Spitzer

    Dear Jean – These are GORGEOUS. I tried to buy them using your link but they’re sold out. I asked for a restock notification. Great card – super pretty!
    Lori S in PA


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