Sunday, May 09, 2010

Faux Fleur De Lis Card

by Lis Whiting

Faux Fleur De Lis Card



  • Fold the black cardstock in half to make the base for your card. The final measurement should be 5 ½ x 4 ¼. Set it aside.

  • Take your white glossy cardstock and run it through either your Wizard, Sizzix or Cuttlebug machine with the embossing folder.

  • Add gold foil to the top of your embossing in one of two ways:

    • Using a ZIG two way glue pen (always always shake it well before each use), add glue to the tops of all the lines; wait to dry. It will dry tacky. You can then attach the foil.

    • If you use commercial grade hot embossing foil, you can use a heated craft iron (NOT a regular iron that you use on clothes) and iron on the foil.

  • Use Liquid Pearls to add the fleurs. You will add one fleur to the center of each diamond.
    Liquid pearls is a dimensional paint that comes in a tube like glitter glue. It dries and looks like a pearl (hence the name). I love to use it to add pretty touches to my cards. Its very easy. Don’t shake the bottle because you don’t want bubbles.

  • Your first piece will be the center/top part of the fleur. Start by touching the tip of the applicator to the glossy cardstock and gently squeezing a round ball. Drag the ball down with the tip to create an upside down teardrop. This will be the center of the fleur.

  • Make your second ball on one side and start a little lower than the top of the first ball. Pull this down and toward the center fleur. The end should touch the tail of the first ball.

  • The third and last round ball should go on the other side of the center. The tail should also touch the center.

  • Add fleurs to all the diamonds on the glossy cardstock.

  • Let the fleurs dry for a couple of hours at least.

  • Once the fleurs are dry, add white pearls to each place where the lines intersect.

  • Tie a bow and add your bow and ribbon to the bottom of the card. Add glue to the back of the paper flower and add this under the bow and ribbon.

  • Attach your finished glossy card to your black card base.


  1. Your card is just beautiful Lis - I love the effect of the Pearls in the centres of the diamonds.

  2. Lis, I just LOVE this card. It is simple, elegant, and feminine, with all the perfect touches. I am going to CASE this one for sure!