Pressed flowers are such fun to work with
Now’s the time to start jotting down the list of people you wish to send Easter cards to.
But instead of popping out to the shops to buy designs featuring eggs and bunnies, we suggest setting aside an afternoon to get creative making your own adorned with your favourite blooms.
Not only are pressed flowers such fun to work with, they’ll ensure that your messages of goodwill are stylish as well as sweet and seasonal.
If you stick to a simple theme, you can use dried petals to add a personal touch to delightful ‘Thank you’, ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Get Well Soon’ cards too.
Simply use a different rubber stamp or write your desired message neatly across the front instead.
You will need
- Card blanks – we used 10.5 x 15cm and 7 x 10cm
- Cream card
- Pressed flowers – we used gypsophila, lobelia and verbena
- PVA glue
- Cocktail stick
- Glue stick
- Small piece of card
- Letter stamps and ink
1. For the large card, cut a piece of cream card to approximately 5 x 6cm and hand-stamp ‘Happy Easter’ – if you don’t have letter stamps you can neatly handwrite it instead.
2. Once dry, stick the message to the card front with a glue stick.
3. Arrange gypsophila below and above the message – it’s quite effective if the flowers overlap the card.
4. Once you are happy with your arrangement, glue in place with PVA. As the stems are very fine, you may find dipping a cocktail stick into PVA helps with the application.
5. Once the glued flowers are dry, snip off any excess stems.
6. Create smaller cards using the same technique, this time focusing on the flowers and not including a message.
Craft Ed’s Tip
You can add a matching flower head to the envelope to create a coordinating set.