3D Orchid in a Jar Card

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This is a card I made for my mother because she adores orchids. I used a stamp set to make this, so I've attached the orchid and jar templates for you to print out, colour, and cut out. You can use markers to colour it, then paint some water on top to make this beautiful watercolour look. The card opens vertically so it can stand and be viewed from anywhere in the room!

Thanks to my dear friend, Laurieann, for letting me use her supplies to make this for my mum! Happy Mother's Day!


Total Time: 1 hour



  1. Print out the orchid template, then go over the lines and dots in the colour of your choice (I used pink).
  2. Cut the orchid pieces out right outside the lines. Flip the pistils over (dark grey blobs from upper right on template) and colour them in yellow.
  3. Brush water onto orchids to distribute the colours from the marker.
  4. Cut out a branch from the brown craft paper about 4 inches high.
  5. Trace the jar onto the piece of translucent vellum with the silver marker, then cut it out right outside the lines.
  6. Cut out a piece of white card stock about 10" x 3", then fold it so it's 5" x 3". Cut out a piece of pink card stock 1/4" smaller than that, then one more piece of white card stock 1/4" smaller than that one.
  7. To lift the petals for a 3D effect, firmly roll the ball tip embossing pen on the centers of your orchid petals. Do this on top of a foam board or a t-shirt folded in half on your workspace.
  8. Continue with the rest of the petals.
  9. Place the branch on the smallest piece of white card stock, then add the jar. Play around with them to see how you'd like it to end up. Fill the jar with water by adding some light blue marker onto the vellum.
  10. Now arrange the petals without glue to see what you'd like as the end result.
  11. Glue down the branch, then glue the jar down on top of it. If you'd like, use a stamp, sponge or paper towel with ink on it to add texture to the card before gluing on the petals.
  12. Add some metallic shimmer to the water. Glue the card onto the pink card stock.
  13. Lift the large folded piece of card stock vertically to add your message. I used a rubber stamp after practicing a clean stamp several times on a piece of scratch paper.
  14. Glue the card onto the folded card base. Make a little bow tie with your ribbon and glue it under the lip of the jar, under the petals.
  15. Lift the front of the card up to reveal the message.

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May 17, 20180 found this helpful

Beautiful card!! My mom too loves orchids :)

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May 17, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you! They are beautiful flowers-- I just don't know how to care for them right, so cards are the better option. ;)

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September 19, 20180 found this helpful

You're welcome Trixie!!

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