Saturday, May 15, 2010
Flower Pot card using Marianne Design Creatables dies
I have been wanting to make a Flower Pot card for ages, but just never got around to it until a few days ago when my Design Team pack from Fat Cats Card Corner arrived in the mail with (among other things), some Marianne Design Creatables flower dies - which gave me the little push to make this little Flower Pot card.
There are a few tutorials around the web about how to make a Flower Pot card but the one I used for mine was from Andrea Walford's Blog. Andrea has a printable template in PDF format which makes life easy because you can just download it & open it up in Adobe Reader and print it. Of course, the template is copyrighted to Andrea, so if you do use it, please add a link back to Andrea's Blog.
The flower dies that I used were diecut with my Cuttlebug using the same sandwich as Spellbinder Dies, ie: A-plate, C-plate, die face up, cardstock, B-plate, and they cut easily and beautifully. Here is a little pic of what the dies look like plus the pieces of cardstock that I diecut. After diecutting the flowers, I glued the two flower pieces together and ran them thru my Cuttlebug with the Textile embossing folder. I also embossed the leaves with the same folder. I glued on the buttons and threaded some embroidery floss/stranded cotton thru the centres and tied a knot
All the flowers have been popped up on 2mm mounts (dimensionals) so that they overhang the pot lip easily. The leaves have just been glued behind the flowers.
The green cardstock flower pot lip is a separate piece which was popped up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals). The punched border was made with my Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch which was also part of my DT pack. Really pretty isn't it?!
The sentiment panel just pulls up out of the pot. Easy peasy! The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and I made the bow with my Bow Easy. Now that I've made one, I will make a few to have on hand because you can use them for any occasion.
Thanks again for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Stamps: Sentiment from PSX C-2509
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Designer paper: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie - Ella
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss dots & Textile embossing folders, Marianne Design Creatables dies LR0109, 1mm/2mm mounts (dimensionals), Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch, DMC stranded cotton, Buttons - American Crafts Elements 82130 Taffy (7/16"-11mm wide), grosgrain ribbon 10mm-3/8" wide, Bow Easy, Cardstock: white, buttermilk, dark olive, Colormates medium racy raspberry