Messy Background Flower Burst Thanks Cards

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Hi,  the latest Catherine Pooler Designs products, the Flutters and Blooms release went on sale last Wednesday and you all went crazy for these products! They sold out almost completely within one day but will be restocked later this week. We are busy getting all your orders packed up (still in green tissue paper) dispatched every Thursday and Monday.  Joining the waitlist you instantly (via email) let you know when that product is back in stock


Spring Fling vs Life Of The Party

I have two cards to share using the Flower Burst cover plate die, comparing the colours in Spring Fling and Life of The Party. I chose two pinks and two purples from each collection. It’s A Girl and Pixie Dust from the Spring Fling collection – which are less saturated colours and Party Dress and Flirty Fuschia from the Life Of The Party collection – which are more saturated colours.  There is also a video tutorial showing the process for both these cards which you can watch HERE.



Both of the backgrounds are created the same way.  I used watercolour card by Canson because I use the refills and water to move the colour around and needed a strong card that would be able to handle water.  Before adding any colour to the watercolour card, I diecut the Flower Burst cover plate die to use as a guide.  I want to use a guide to add the colour in the area where the flowers would be – instead of just randomly adding colour.  Although I did allow the colours to blend and mix.

Coverplate Diecutting

Before any die-cutting, I covered the back of two pieces of Neenah Solar White card with double-sided adhesive tape.  This will add adhesive to the diecut and makes adhering the die to the card super easy.  I also added double-sided adhesive tape to the back of black card for the Thanks word die.


Finishing Touches

I want to keep the focus of the card on the background and the Flower Burst die but I think they need something else.  I added three sequins around the sentiment.  Normally I over-do the sequins, so I’m proud I was able to stop at just three!  The sequins for the Spring Fling card are from the Charleston mix, and the Bourbon Street for the Life Of The Party card.


I will adhere these both to A2 sized card bases and add these to my “to be posted” box of finished cards.  With what is happening in the world right now, I am sending out more Thank You cards. How would you use this cover plate die?  Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment to let me know.  And don’t forget to check out the video tutorial over on YouTube too.


Find These Products

Catherine Pooler Designs

Flower Burst Coverplate Die

It’s A Girl Refill

Pixie Dust Refill

Party Dress Refill

Flirty Fuchsia Refill

Charleston Sequin Mix

Bourbon Street Sequin Mix

Premium White Card base

Acrylic Grid Stamping Blocks


XL Watercolour Card by Canson

Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet by Scor Tape/Be Creative

Crystal Glaze by Nuvo

Xtreme Tape Runner by Tombow

Storage Pockets by Avery Elle


Social Media Links

The Little Paper Tree Facebook Page

The Treehouse Tribe Facebook Group

Instagram #thelittlepapertreeuk

YouTube Video Tutorials


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