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Tips for using big flowers on your projects

Goodmorning crafty friends.

Have you seen our larger flower ranges, fallen in love with them, bought them, got them home, and then had no idea what to do with them? If thats the case, then this is the post for you. Our larger style flowers are truly stunning, they have so much detail, and really are works of art, but, some scrappers struggle with knowing how to use them on their craft projects. So, we asked our designers to create some projects, with the focus on using the larger flowers in our collection, to give you some inspiration, and hopefully get you using more of these larger beauties.

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TIP: One large flower can be added to the centre of your layout, as seen on Melinda’s page below.    Then other smaller flowers can be scattered around the page – anything from one to many works well.

Here, our talented ‘Lady of the house’, Melinda has created this stunning layout, featuring our beautiful Winters song – Snow Bird flower in blue. Firstly she has used some Shimmers spray inks on the flowers for that something extra. Next she’s added some string, and other embellishments around her large central flower , making it the star of the show and forming an arrangement on her page.  Notice that it doesn’t take away from the photo, because the photo is underlined with lace and misting that compliment the flower.

TIP: Always compliment your large flowers by using co-ordinating embellishments around it.

TIP: Offset one large flower with a smaller one tucked just behind.

TIP: Scatter smaller co-ordinating flowers around your page.

Layout ‘Summer fun’ by Melinda Thompson

Products used: MHC flowers, Jubilee – Coronation Cream, Leaves – light green, Winters Song – Snow Bird, Apple Blossom

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Using the big flower to one side of the photo, as seen on Karen’s page, can also work beautifully. You can build on the large flower by clustering smaller blooms around them, also adding leaves and embellishments around it.

TIP: Working in 3’s or 4’s always looks good – 1 large flower, then surround it with 3 or 4 smaller flowers.

Again here you can see that Karen has scattered a coordinating flower on another part of the page.

‘At Sixteen’ Layout by Karen Shady

MHC products used: Winters song – snow bird, Imagaine – cocoa, Apple blossom (altered with spray ink)

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TIP: Add a large flower to the bottom or top corner of the page, and accentuate it with other large flowers, either MHC blooms or fussy cut flowers as Ria has done below.

Ria has balanced out the heaviness of the bottom corner by adding similar, larger sized flowers to the opposite corner

‘Favourite things’ Layout by Ria Mojica

MHC products used: Winters song – embers & leaves

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We have shown you these projects before, but we wanted to show you again, how wonderful our large flowers can look on cards also. They make quite a statement.

‘Sweet’ card by Linda Langes

MHC products used: Winters song – Snowbird.

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‘Thinking of you’ card by Jeni O Connor

MHC products used: Winters song – Sleepy hollow ( altered with inks )

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As you can see, using larger flowers on your projects isnt so hard after all, and the results are wonderful. We hope we have inspired you to pull out those gorgeous big blooms, and use them to create beautiful projects of your own.

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5 responses »

  1. Great post Karen full of fab tips – love getting secrets from the experts ;-)) Thanks girls!

  2. These are all wonderful ideas!!!

  3. Lots of great ideas here ladies! Very inspirational layouts too. Thanks!

  4. I bought one of those beautiful big flowers and it has just arrived this week – yay! I need to look for more in all the different colours as they are really gorgeous!!

  5. Lovely projects!! And lovely flowers! Got to get my hands on those big and beautiful flowers! :D


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