Scrapbook Trend Alert: 3-D Flowers

by Lain Ehmann on June 16, 2011

A few weeks back I talked about the handmade flower trend. I saw a fun take on flowers on the Ellen Hutson blog today, courtesy of Patter Cross. It involved stamping flowers on patterned paper, cutting them out, distressing them, and layering them up. It was such a fun idea I had to try it on my layout:

I played around with the technique a little bit. I chose a really lightly patterned paper (you can barely see the polka dots) and stamped three versions of the same flower (from Hero Arts). I skipped the distressing and used pop dots between the layers to give it additional dimension. Then I stamped a few leaves in Versamark ( a clear “watermark” inkpad), embossed them with clear embossing powder, and cut them out.

Here’s the complete layout:

At first, I was as little worried that the flower was too girly for this page about my daughter’s soccer season. But then I thought of the title, “Kick like a girl,” and I thought it would be fun to contrast the girliness of the flower with the toughness she exhibits on the field (she is FEARLESS. She plays goalie half the time, and she will dive right on the ball in front of a horde of oncoming girls. She does NOT get this tendency from me. I’d be the one running in the opposite direction saying, “Oh, did you want the ball? Please, be my guest.”).

I added a little bit of bling to the title to play up the girl factor even more. And I really like that I got three photos on the page. :)

Here’s another shot of the flower, so you can see more of the dimension:

I will definitely be making more of these!

P.S. Do you like my baker’s twine? I have it in about 10 colors. I’m so trendy! :)

  • Patter Cross

    Your flower turned out beautiful! Love the colors you used too, and wonderful layout! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog about the tutorial. Blessings,

  • Anonymous

    You are so sweet to stop by – thank you!!!

  • Iwearpurpl

    Love this layout. Yes, I do like the baker’s twine.
    Beautiful flower. Must try.

  • Lynnette

    I love your baker’s twine.  It looks a little bit thicker than the Martha Stewart assortment I have.  Nice!  I would have guessed you would be right in there with the ball since you are such a “grab the bull by the horns” sort of a gal!  I guess if it was a spool of twine…that would be a different story!  Love reading your posts each day :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! It was fun to make. :)

  • Anonymous

    Exactly – throw a ball of yarn or twine and it’s MINE. Like a cat. ;)

  • Lynne

    great layout. Love the flower idea.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Lynne! They were fun to do. :)

  • Kimmarie

    The flower looks great! I love the stamp you used.  Great idea to stamp it on pp.  tfs

  • Danielle Taylor

    love this! and Love the baker’s twine!!! 

  • Anonymous

    I had never tried it before — thought it would be too busy. But this looks pretty cute. I’ll be doing it again!

  • Anonymous

    I’m addicted to the baker’s twine. :)

  • Loren Gjesdal

    So Lain, how do you  put a page like this into a scrapbook album with that kind of embellishment?  Do you use page protectors?  How does that work?

  • Anonymous

    I still use page protectors and just slide it in. It’s not as bulky as it looks in the photos, and it’s really light so there’s no bending.

  • Kimmarie

    Thank you for visiting my blog.  Today’s post is for a challenge at Scrappin’ Chics Challenge Blog which I run.  My layout has 3D flowers in it, inspired by you.  I referred to your blog with a link back here.  :)

  • Anonymous

    So cute! Just left you a comment on your blog. :)

  • Gail Evans

    Because of a link you posted a while back, I am also the proud owner of several colors of bakers twine!  ENABLER! :-) 

  • Anonymous

    Heehee! I do my best. :)

  • Stampie12

    I was going to buy a flower punch at Michael’s yesterday but didn’t have a coupon and I refuse to pay full price (most of the time–ha!).  Just saw this post on making your own paper flowers with rubber stamps, which I have a zillion of…so THANKS for saving me some money. Can’t wait to get creating!  Where do you get your baker’s twine? 

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  • Gail Weber

    Lain and Ladies,
    I’m a frugal scrapper, I don’t buy anything I can make myself—ie: bakers twine–i seen a post where you can make your own and match the colors in you layout– take your own white twine , wrap it around a piece of cardstock and take a alcohol ink marker and draw your own stripes on it , let dry and then you can use it.  That way i have more money for things like tools, adhesives etc. that i can’t make :)

  • Anonymous

    I get my baker’s twine a few places. First, from Abbie at Happie by Abbie (you can email her at I think she only has red and white but the quality is far superior to the other stuff I’ve seen!).
    Then I also get different colors from Divine Twine at I got the sampler and it is enough to last me quite a while! :)

  • Anonymous

    I’m gonna give this a shot… I’ll report back!

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