Mother's Day Card & Flower Topiary Tree Tutorial

by Lorraine Widdison

Mother's Day Card & Flower Topiary Tree Tutorial

Learn how to make a pretty silk flower topiary tree and matching greeting card. Together they make a beautiful gift for Mums and friends and are sure to deliver a smile!


Step 1

Cut white cardstock 10.5 x 30 cm.

Step 2

Score and fold at 7.5 cm and 15 cm.

Step 3

Cut 3 pieces of blue cardstock – 10 x 7 cm (2 of these) and 10 x 14.5 cm (1 of these).

Step 4

Adhere to the white card.

Step 5

Cut 3 pieces of “Flower Garden” paper – 9.5 x 6.5 cm (2 of these) and 9.5 x 14 cm (1 of these).

Step 6

Adhere to blue card.

Step 7

Die-cut 2 “ovals” from white card.

Step 8

Die-cut 1 “lady” from blue card .

Step 9

Using cArt-Us Ovals die-cut 2 ovals from white card. NB. Make sure the ovals are big enough to display the blue lady.

Step 10

Adhere the blue lady to one of the white ovals.

Step 11

Colour the 2 “ovals” and second cArt-Us oval with Viva Inka Silver.

Step 12

With a smaller cArt-Us oval die-cut the centre from the (now silver) oval.

Step 13

Placing the 2 silver “ovals” back to back adhere them together.

Step 14

Adhere the white oval in the centre of the “ovals” and then using tiny pieces of double sided tape adhere the silver frame to the white oval.

Step 15

Adhere the “oval” to the “stand-up” front of the card.

Step 16

Cut a piece of white card 1.5 cm x 10 cm, cut a piece of blue card 1.25 x 9.75 cm and a piece of “Flower Garden” paper 1 x 9.5 cm.

Step 17

Adhere these three pieces.

Step 18

Using double sided foam tape adhere this strip to the base of the card.

Step 19

Adhere a piece of Heart Drops lace below the strip.

Step 20

Adhere some Dainty Daisies and flower to the strip.

Step 21

Tuck the “Mother’s Day” sentiment from the Twelve Round Greetings under the strip.

Flower Topiary Tree

Step 1

Colour the bottom section of the flowerpot with Viva Décor Inka – Ice Blue and the rim and inside with Viva Décor Inka – Silver.

Step 2

Fill ¾ of the pot with FIMO and insert a skewer (I cut the skewer to approximately 14 cm).

Step 3

Allow to dry overnight.

Step 4

Put some glue on the top of the skewer and poke it into the spun cotton ball.

Step 5

Using a strong glue decorate the ball with the blue and white flowers, covering the entire surface.

Step 6

Wrap the skewer with blue ribbon.

Step 7

Tie a bow with the sheer and blue ribbons around the skewer below the ball.

Step 8

Use a small dot of glue to anchor the bow in place.

Step 9

Cut a circle of light green card and punch a small hole in the centre then make a slit from one edge to the centre so you can place it around the skewer. (When I make another I think I would use Knorr Prandell Jute Grass, it would be easier and prettier I think).

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 15mm Paper Roses 24pcs - White
  • Buddly Crafts 35mm Curly Paper Roses - Blue
  • cArt-Us Nested Dies - Ovals #0111
  • Dainty Daisies Beaded Spray - Silver
  • Dovecraft 12mm Hearts Guipure Lace 2m - White 531001
  • Fimo Light Air-Dry Clay - White 125g
  • Kim's Digital Stamps - Twelve Round Greetings - Mixed
  • Knorr Prandell Decorative Jute Grass Fibres - 25g - Light Green #040
  • Knorr Prandell Spun Cotton Balls - 50mm x 5pcs
  • Marianne Design 6
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Dies - Oval Frame & Flowers CR1204
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Lord and Lady LR0211
  • May Arts 7mm wide 100% Pure Silk Ribbon 2m - Light Blue SK34
  • Papicolor 302mm x 302mm Original Textured Cardstock - Blue #955
  • Papicolor 302mm x 302mm Original Textured Cardstock - Pearly White #930
  • Papier Mache Flowerpot - 6cm
  • Safisa Spiral Sheer Ribbon - 15mm White
  • Trimits Small Leaves - Silver
  • Viva Decor Inka Gold Gilding Polish 62.5g - 902 Silver
  • Viva Decor Inka Gold Gilding Polish 62.5g - 934 Ice Blue
  • Viva Decor Perlen Pen 25ml - #601 Pastel Blue
  • Viva Decor Perlen Pen 25ml - #905 Silver Chrome

Lorraine Widdison

Hello! My name is Lorraine Widdison and I live in regional/rural Australia. I love card making, stamping and paper craft, but I also like to try my hand at most crafts. I invite you to drop by my Blog and would love you to say hello.