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Hammered Flower Card
Designed by Kristin Ball

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Main supplies:

  • Staedtler® Ergosoft® Watercolor Pencils or
  • Ergosoft® Colored Pencils
  • Cardstock – Purple, ivory, leaf green
  • Corrugated paper – white
  • Paper towels
  • Real flowers

Basic Supplies:

  • Elmer’s Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon – 5” – 1/8” wide lavender
  • Hammer
  • Decorative edge scissors – scallop
  • Envelope
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Card Pattern (PDF)


  1. Test flowers before starting.  Lighter colored flowers may not show up as well.  Thick flowers or flowers with too many petals won’t show detail.  Best flowers are single petals pink to red flowers.
  2. Remove flower from stem.  Place several paper towels on work surface.  Place ivory cardstock over towels and center flower, front side down, on paper. Cover with another piece of paper then a few more paper towels.
  3. Lightly hammer over entire flower.  Lift paper several times making sure all flower is being pressed.  If color is not coming through apply a little more pressure on hammer.  Practice a few times to get the feel for how much is needed.  Remove layers from papers. 
  4. Parts of flower will still be on paper.  Use a finger to carefully roll or remove any flower pieces, then set aside paper to dry.  Watercolor pencils or colored pencils can be used if desired to augment petals at center of flower if desired
  5. Use pencil to trace around leaf pattern onto ivory paper then cut out.  Use lime colored pencil to fill in edges of leaf then fill in center with darker green.  Draw heavy lines for stems with darker green pencil. Repeat steps with all leaves.  Use both greens to fill in stems then cut out.
  6. To create card, measure and cut a 9 ¼” by 6 ¼” piece of green paper.  Fold in half.  Measure and cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece from purple paper.  Use scalloped edge scissors to trim sides.  Use glue to apply purple piece centering on front of green card.  Use lime colored pencil for line just inside edge around purple paper. 
  7. Use scissors to cut around petals of flower leaving a scant border of paper showing.
  8. Trace flower pot pieces on corrugated paper and cut out.
  9. Assemble card:  Position pieces in place referring to photo for placement.  Tuck leaves and stems inside pot then add flowers.  Glue all sections in place.
  10. Tie ribbon in small bow and trim ends.  Add a dot of Tacky Glue to knot then press in place.  Let dry.

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