Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Rice Paper Flowers

Morning crafters, it's Julie here with an idea for using up all the little scraps of rice paper leftover from previous projects, as I'd kept them 'just in case'!

I die cut 5 flowers in white card in various sizes using dies from my stash (although different size punches would work as well) and I had a die cut white card ring leftover from my previous seaside card so thought this would be useful!

I gathered up the scraps of rice paper and using water and a paint brush randomly tore them into even smaller pieces on my craft mat.

I then set about decoupaging the flowers with the little bits of rice paper using Magi-Bond as my glue. Don't worry if bits of rice paper are overhanging your flowers as this can be sorted later. I did all the flowers in the same principle using only 2 colours of rice paper per flower, one for the centre of the flower and the other for the petals. I then set these aside to dry.

Next I moved onto the white ring of card giving this a coat of Starlights Silver Gold, (being lazy I used scrap paper so I didn't have to clean my craft mat) and put some cling film around my brush (only have to wash your brush out once then), so I could give the ring time to dry before applying a second coat of Starlights for a better finish.

I set this aside to dry and moved onto my 7x7 card blank and a random cut-off piece of white card. I gave them both a coat of chalk paint of a lovely summery yellow colour.

Whist the paint was drying I tidied up my flowers by realigning the dies I used over the white card backs and running them back through the die cutting machine, this is much easier then cutting them out with scissors, although can be done is you're not using dies.

I stamped a stamp from the Say It With Flowers set by Cardio Combinations in VersaColor Peony ink and used WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder and heat set. I trimmed the greeting down and rounded the corners off with a corner punch.

I rounded the corners of the dry card blank too and then used the same peony ink on my tile to stencil randomly over my card blank using a Distressed Harlequin Dinky Stencil from That's Crafty. Once I had finished with the stencil I decided the card background was too bold, so I knocked back the colour using a baby wipe (making sure you only go in one direction only - I went horizontally from right to left, as I'm left handed).

I sent this aside to dry and moved back to my decoupage flowers not wanting to put anything in the middle of the flowers (as it would cover over the pretty rice paper) I decided to 'bling' the flowers up using Diamond Sparkle Medium, applying it with my finger.

I then started to assemble my card, centring the Starlight ring first on my card using double sided sticky pads. When the Sparkle Medium was dry I moulded the flowers using an embossing tool and foam mat to give a 3D effect and stuck these on with double sided sticky pad using a bit of cosmic shimmer on the back of the pad so I'd get some time to arrange the flowers just so (this means you don't have to get it right first time, when sticking these on).  Finally sticking my greeting on with double sided pads as well, finishing off with 3 pearls in each corner from my stash.

Silver Gold SL        Dinky Stencil - Distressed HarlequinDiamond SM       Say It With Flowers      Versacolor Peony      

Clear Gloss WEP     Embossing Tool - Single

I hope you enjoyed this card and would recommend using scraps of rice paper to decoupage with as its great fun..maybe even one the children or grandchildren could have a go with you!

Have a lovely day and hope to see you at the Crafting Extravaganza event this Saturday.

Bye for now.

Love, Julie x

The Lisa B Designs annual Craft Extravaganza Day in Fant Hall is on July  23............
During the event day, there will be one-hour workshops, taught by Jenny Mayes of Hobby Art, Georgina Sweetenham of Designs by Georgina & Sue Baker of Imagination Crafts. 

Places for each workshop will be £6, are limited to twelve & must be booked in advance. We will post photos of the workshops' projects here & on the Lisa B Designs Facebook page as soon as we have them, but you can book from now, either by telephoning Lisa on 01622 675078, or email; lisabaker1@btinternet.com
 Extravaganza Day 2016


  1. Brilliant card Julie, great idea to use up scraps, I use a wet wipe around my brush in between applications but I like your idea of the cling wrap. Love it.

    Jan -X-

  2. Never thought of using the rice paper scraps like that! Great idea x


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