3D Heart flower display

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Posted on 3rd November 2019 by Barbara Moses
Filed under Card Making Ideas, All Papercraft Tutorials, Seasonal Crafts, Projects And Cards By Type, Wedding Stationery, Paper Flowers, Autumn, Thanksgiving

Hey lovely people,

Barbara here and this is my very first blog post entry for papermilldirect. Autumn is finally here and with it comes the beautiful colours that the leaves turn into. I am always fascinated by the spectrum of colours. The different shades of red, purple, yellow, blue, orange, magenta and brown are so breathtaking. I decided to welcome this beautiful season with this lovely 3D heart flower tree display. This stunning but simple to make piece of art work can be used as wall decor, greeting card or as the cover of a wedding guest book.

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Here is how to make this 3D heart display. You will need:

  • various colours of card stock with weight ranging from 120gsm to 210gsm. The choice of colour is up to you depending on the theme you are going for.
  • All my card stock are from papermilldirect and are linked on this blog.
  • Heart punches of about 3 or 4 different sizes or a cutting machine. You can also cut these by hand with a scissors but this will take up more time and there will be inconsistencies in sizes.
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Scoring tool e.g. bone folder (optional)
  • Acrylic glitter gems (optional)
  • compass
  • scissors
  • foamboard

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Because I wanted a perfectly rounded display, I cut out a round base which you can do with a compass and scissors but you can also cut out any shape you fancy e.g. heart, butterfly etc. Next I cut out the outline of a leafless tree. Place your circular outline on your chosen surface - in my case I am using foam board.

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Next, place your leafless tree in the centre of the circle. Fold all your hearts into perfect halves and if you have a scoring tool, score the fold so that it is sharp. You now need to begin placing the hearts as shown in the images to form a flower around the gemstone.

I have used 8 hearts for each flower and to ensure that the flowers are well placed, I first create 4 hearts facing north, south, east and west making sure they are evenly placed and facing the opposite direction to each other.

Once this is done, place 4 more hearts in the NE, SE, SW and NW positions. You can make full flowers or half flowers. Also place hearts of various sizes in random order around the circular outline making sure that it stays within the circle so that the shape is retained. You want to cover the tips of the branches so that it looks like leaves on branches. You want to make sure that you place your hearts in ways that look aesthetically pleasing.

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Continue placing hearts in this way until most of the surface is covered. And voila you have a beautiful piece of wall art, greeting card or guest book cover. I had so much fun making this and I hope you too will give it a go. Enjoy!

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PS: I am excited for the festive season. Christmas is looming and boy have I got the perfect Christmas craft idea for you to make. Stay tuned. I promise you will thoroughly enjoy this one and you and your family will have such fun with it.

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Tagged: card ideas, Card & Paper, paper flower, paper art, 3d handmade card, 3D, heart paper punch, Heart Card, autumn crafts, autumn colours, autumn inspiration, Thanksgiving

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