Cards Out Of Pressed Flowers
You can make uniquely creative greeting cards for
your friends and family using pressed flowers and a few other materials. These cards are great for those in
your life who appreciate pretty homemade things.
A Small Paintbrush
Podge (found at art/craft
Step 1: Cut and fold your cardstock into your
desired card shape and size.
Step 2: Experiment with different designs using
your pressed flowers by placing them onto the cardstock and seeing what looks good to you.
Some design ideas:
Embellish the card by adding details that will
enhance your design using thin tipped markers.
Come up with a theme and make a ‘scene’ of that
theme. For instance, a garden theme could include many flowers in a row with a house drawn in the
Include just a simple flower on the front of your
card along with an inspirational or funny quote.
You can include pressed flowers inside your card
Step 3: Once you have the design laid out the way
you like it, take the flowers off the cardstock (try to remember where everything goes – take a digital
picture if you think you’ll forget so you can refer back to it later).
Step 4: using your paintbrush, apply a thin layer
of podge onto the areas of your cardstock where your flowers will be placed. Do one area at a time.
Step 5: carefully place your pressed flowers onto
the podged cardstock. The flowers are very delicate so be gentle with them.
Be patient with yourself! If your pressed flowers
break or fold in ways you don’t want them to be creative and improvise. Often, you can fix a broken flower by
carefully podging together the broken pieces like a puzzle. It is also fairly easy to cover up a ‘mistake’
with another flower.
Step 6: Carefully brush your flowers with a layer of podge. The podge looks like
glue but will dry on clear and shiny.
Step 7: Let your card dry and embellish with
drawings, photos, quotes, etc.
Written By: Lea Tran