Monday, April 6, 2009

The Perfect Flowers

Why not send flowers that will never die? No watering and they could last forever. This flower pot just makes me cheery :) Is there an occasion this wouldn't work for? Any way, I wish I could take credit for the original idea, but I had seen it awhile back (when blog hopping) and unfortunately never bookmarked the site. Please if any of you know who I can give proper credit to, please let me know. It really was not difficult to re-create if you know how to make a pocket card. And that's how it all began, I was making a pocket card and remembered the idea of a flower pot. So my inspired kreation bloomed. I used the Big Shot and the Simple Flower die to pop out my flowers and the 5 Petal Flower Punch to kreate my leaves. The pot was kreated by taking a 4"x9" piece of Kraft folding it in half and then folding the front of the card down approx 2". The 'rim' of the pot received a decorative Scallop Punched edge. Then I ran the pot through the Big Shot with the Texturz Background Plates to give the pot a soft embossed look(leaving the rim off of the plate so it wouldn't get embossed). To give it a bit more dimension I used my Dauber inked in Close to Cocoa and gently daubed in circular motions over the embossed impression. What a difference this little step made! The insert that slides in the pocket was 2 1/2 x 4 3/4. TIP: Before I adhered my flowers, I used a standard envelope, as a template, to place along side my card to make sure when adhering my flowers, I didn't go beyond my envelope dimensions. I attached my Big Shot Simple Flowers, making sure to adhere them overhanging the pot, but not sticking to the pot (if that happens, you will not be able to pull out your insert from the pocket!) Used my 2-way Glue Pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the centers. The piece holding the card together, the perfect touch of Choc Chip ribbon tied around the entire card to maintain the pocket. TIP: You could always add a mini glue dot at each top corner to keep the pocket closed.
Isn't it adorable? I have a class tonight and I'm pretty sure they are gonna love it! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Paper: Kraft(102125), Rose Red(102544), Cameo Coral(100475), Apricot Appeal(105124), Very Vanilla(101650)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (103139)
Accessories: Big Shot(113439), Simple Flower Embosslit(114514), Dazzling Diamonds(102023), 2-way glue pen (100425), Texturz Background Plates(114512), Daubers (102892), 5-Petal Flower Punch (109041), 1/4" Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (111367)

ETA: How funny, I was just checking out Splitcoast for todays technique challenge and guess what it is? Todays technique is a Flower Pot Pocket card and the project I had originally seen was by Stephanie Luman - yeah Stephanie, great idea!!!!


Tiffany said...

That is adorable Kim! Great card for Spring. Love it!!!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

So creative, Kim! I love it...

Hope you had a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love this. SO cute.

Denise said...

This is SO freakin' cute! Love it!

Lynn said...

This is so adorable! I see a case coming on!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous Project Kim, now I wished I had ordered that flower die from Sizzix!! LOVE the beautiful design and gorgeous detail!

Hugs to you,
Jennifer :)