Faux Pressed Flowers

by Anne Harada

Create a card with the look of vintage pressed flowers.


  • Embossing folder, with atight grid/design
  • Stamped image of branch, flowers, or tree (Stampin' Up! Thoughts and Prayers used here)
  • Ink
  • Glue Stick
  • Cardstock
  • Paper flowers
  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Stamp image onto cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Adhere additional cardstock or patterned paper layers.

  3. Step 3

    Select the Paper flowers you want to add to your image and determine arrangement.

    It is okay to layer them, however, it gets harder to roll through your machine with each added layer.

  4. Step 4

    Add glue to the back of each flower.

  5. Adhere flowers to stamped cardstock.

    Liquid adhesives will also work, but use sparingly so the glue doesn’t soak through when the flowers get pressed.

  6. Step 5

    Insert the panel into the embossing folder and run through a die cut machine to emboss.

  7. Step 6

    Add embellishments and finish the card.



  1. Trim your Prima flowers and add color to create more realistic botanical types.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Faux Pressed Flowers. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Wonderful tutorial! Beautiful card you made!! I love ALL the tutorials!! They are so informative and give me different techniques to try. Love your teaching! THANK YOU!!!
Donna Sherman  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 6:14 AM
This is such a neat technique!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
~amy~  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 6:19 AM
What fabulous results! I need to give this one a try. I am sure we all have some primas that could be pressed!
Humma  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 6:23 AM
Great tutorial. Can't wait to try this. It makes such a difference in the flowers. Thanks.
Marilyn Myers  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 6:24 AM
Très belle technique que je vais d'ailleurs essayer.

I love your technique it's fabulousresults

sorry for my english

Bravo it's beautiful. Tanks

Hélène = L'Étrangère
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Hélène  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 7:08 AM
This is fantastic, and so easy! I am excited to try this. Thanks!
donna  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 7:26 AM
I love, love, love this!! I love using flowers on my cards! I'm going to try this FOR SURE!!
StampinGran  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 7:42 AM
This is a very beautiful card, and what appears to be a fairly easy technique. I'm going to try it! Thank you.
Kathy  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 7:47 AM
This is the coolest technique I've seen in ages!! I have tons of these flowers that I never seem to use. Can't wait to try this!!
Karen RI  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 7:55 AM
What an interesting technique; thanks for sharing with us.
cdnoption  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 7:55 AM
Love it! I can't wait to try this out.
Marilyn  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 7:59 AM
Beautiful cards! Just saw this technique on another blog using hearts for Valentine's Day. Made several cards. Can't wait to try it with flowers!!!
SandyC.  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 8:05 AM
This is a great technique and can be used so many ways...but love your flowers!
Lauri  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 8:39 AM
I love this! Can't wait to try it!!
CindyJ  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM
Never thot of doing this, Thanks!
Pat  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 8:55 AM
Wow! This is just gorgeous! I can't wait to try it myself! Your example with me hard to match! So it maybe more of a CASE than an original effort!
Shelley Germann  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 9:12 AM
I love the flower Sample! How ever can you tell me the best way to use my Watercolor Pencils.
Patricia  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM
I love the flower ans card you made, thank you, I will be trying it soon.
I have another question, can you tell me the best way to use my watercolor pencils. I would appreciate any help with this.
Patricia  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM
I am so trying this technique. Love the effect. Thank you for the tutorial.
Wendy Gorton  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM
This is an exceptionally simple but very clever idea and it executes wonderfully! This is a must use element to my cards for Operation Write Home! Thank you very much. Blessings, Louise Fox
Louise Fox  |  Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM

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