Saturday, April 11, 2020

Flower Pot Easel Card

It's spring, and I'm in the mood to make flowers - paper flowers.

So, I grabbed my supplies - punches, inks, daubers, shaping tools, alcohol spritz, adhesives AND my flower pot template which I obtained from Frog's Whiskers ink, a local craft store. For over 2 hours I was lost in a wonderful 'zone', a place where COVID-19 could not reach.

Here's the result:

A Terracotta Tile card base is decorated with the Ornate Garden DSP (small floral pattern).  Old Olive card stock die cut with the Ornate Layer Dies provide a base for Whisper White sentiment pieces.
Various punches were used to make the flowers  and leaves (listed below)

All were punched with Whisper White card stock, and colour applied using finger daubers and various colours of ink.  After colouring, all flowers/leaves were spritzed with alcohol, crumpled, and then straightened a bit and allowed to dry.

Once dry they were shaped with flower shaping tools, adhered together -2 per flower) alternating petals, with tiny beads added to the centers.

The flowers/leaves were then added to the top of the flower pot. Below is a close up of the flowers.

A second sentiment, stamped in Terracotta Tile ink, also matted with Old Olive card stock die cut with the Ornate layering die provides a 'door stop' for the easel. It is adhered to the flower pot base

Two left over flowers are added on either side of the sentiment

This extra large card will close but will need a bubble envelope or box for mailing.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ornate Garden Thanks, Sending Positive Thoughts
Inks:  Terracotta Tile, Flowers (Daffodil Delight, Terracotta Tile, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede)
Papers:  Terracotta Tile, Whisper White, Old Olive, Ornate Garden DSP
Accessories:  Ornate layering dies, tiny beads for flower centers, flower shaping tools
Punches:  Medium Daisy, Small blossom, Medium Daisy, Four Petal Flower, Leaf, Sprig

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