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.

This is such a fabulous technique, Anne, and a wonderful tutorial...thanks for all the inspiration!!!!
Joan Ervin  |  Thu Feb 3, 2011 at 9:32 PM
What a great idea. I would never have thought of this. Can't wait to try it out.
Ozcat  |  Fri Feb 4, 2011 at 6:03 AM
this is a lovely idea, will try it before long, think i will need to purchase another folder though as the only one i have with a tight pattern is the swiss dots but i guess its worth trying
tracy  |  Fri Feb 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM
Anne, I love this technique. Thank you for sharing it with us. I just made up 10 cards. I will be sure to upload to the gallery when I get pictures. I think I will go make some more! Woohooo!
Lana  |  Fri Feb 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM
What a FANTASTIC idea!! Thanksfor sharing :0)
Marsha  |  Sat Feb 5, 2011 at 9:30 PM
This is a fantastic technique! Will definetly be trying it!
Jess  |  Tue Feb 8, 2011 at 12:05 AM
This is awesome nd I can't wait to try it. It really puts a new twist on a card. Thank you.
Brenda Treadway  |  Tue Feb 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM
So neat! I just tried it out with flowers cut from dictionary pages, so fun!
Teresa Jenkins  |  Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 4:31 PM
What Sissix embossing folder was used? I LOVE this look!
Marilyn Clark  |  Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM
I love this, it came out beautiful, great technique!!
Brigit  |  Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 6:45 AM
This is such an easy technique that leaves such wonderful results. I will try it with some of my upcoming spring cards!! Thanks for taking the time to show this to us.
Debbby  |  Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial/video today on my blog.

Nancy Ward
Nancy Ward  |  Fri Feb 25, 2011 at 9:19 AM
I am still amazed by this tutorial. Thank you so much for making it, Beate! No measuring! Woo hoo! I love the look it gives. You are wonderful at making these techniques really look do-able. Thank you for all that you do around here!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
Traci S.  |  Sun Feb 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM
thanx a lot for this gorgeous tutorial!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo
basslady  |  Tue May 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM
That's cool!! What a great idea smile
Gerri  |  Sat Jul 9, 2011 at 2:23 PM
These beautiful Plants can be used anywhere around the house. They are neat and beautiful yet cleaning and hassle free! faux flower arrangement
faux flower arrangement  |  Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 3:09 AM
Shirley  |  Sun Apr 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I've always wondered how to get that effect, and now I know. So easy too!

Thanks for taking the time to show how this is done.
Cheryl Wright  |  Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 3:08 AM
I just love this pressed flower look.You did a wonderful job.
I am going to give this card a try.
Pat Asaro  |  Wed May 1, 2013 at 8:16 PM
Lovely card. Great effect.
Pam Shield  |  Fri Jul 5, 2013 at 1:40 AM

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