Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Flowerpot Retirement Card.....


Good morning everyone!
I sat down over the weekend to make a retirement card for one of my bosses who finishes work this week. I really wanted to make something a little bit different and then I remembered the flowerpot card..... haven't made one for ages now! So I searched the net for some instructions and then tweaked the sizes slightly to make mine a touch bigger. These are such great fun and I recommend you having a go if you haven't tried one before.


I stamped my pot with a clear floral stamp and then carried this on inside a bit too. The flowers were made using a Sizzix Bigz die and I scrunched them for added dimension. I then punched some large leaves out with a Woodware punch. The paper used for the blooms is Basic Grey Max and Whiskers.


As you can see I used a Martha Stewart punch to create a fancy border on the lip of the pot and then added a sentiment tag which I tried to make look a little bit like a seed tag..... all finished off with some garden twine.

I enjoyed myself so much that I made a couple more..... I'll be showing them soon. I actually think these are more than just a card, more of a gift really. Think I'll make a little cardboard stand so it can be displayed properly and perhaps a box to present it in.

I'm going to enter my card into the Photo Synthesis Challenge, as I think it works for both the pictures thay are using today ;o) I'm also entering the Allsorts Challenge as the theme is garden/park..... I have lots of pots in my garden. Finally C.R.A.F.T. Challenge are giving us a theme of Anything Goes or a Big Celebration.... so my card fits nicely with that too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I might have inspired you to have a go at a flowerpot card..... let me know if you make one so I can hop over for a look ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

23 comments:

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi tara,
This is a fabulous card. I love the concept and the flowers are fantastic. I'll bet they love it.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Julie said...

Looks great Tara, I like your flowers.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,love your handmade flowers and that little ladybug!!!
Hugs xx

Georgia said...

This is absolutely brilliant Mum! I love the idea for a flowerpot card, the flowers are so pretty and I love the stamped pot and the cute ladybird, so pretty! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxx

dolcreations said...

Total inspiration here! This is gorgeous! I love this...totally hit this one out of the ball park! I love the flowers and the little tiny ladybug is such a nice touch!

scrappyjan said...

Hi Tara, what a cute card and that saying on the pull out is perfect!

hugs, Janiel

Julie said...

Absolutely brilliant!.x

Kerry said...

Hi Tara,

Great card and really good for retirement - I always get stuck when making cards for occasions like this.

Love Kerry xxx

Chris said...

Gorgeous card T, I absolutely love flower pot cards and haven't made one for ages, so thanks for the inspiration, yours is beautiful and the sentiment is perfect for a retirement card! Hope you're well and have a good week. Hugs, Chris xxx

Tonje said...

Beautiful flower pot, and such a great idea! I have that floral stamp too... (it's a free stamp from Craft Stamper, right?) and I love how you used it on the flowerpot... it's giving me ideas on how to use mine...

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Kirsten said...

This is stunning the flowers look fabulous...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Sue said...

Hi Tara
wow this is stunning hun, what a fantastic design, luv the flowers, stunning creation hun, sue,x

Tonje said...

Oh, I am so happy I found you blog! Your flowerpot card is adorable. It's so sweet with the little ladybug, ribbons and tag! Joining as a follower!

Mummylade said...

this is really adorable! Thank you so much for entering my garden challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

LBCrafts said...

This is just great! I love that it pulls out. Your detail is perfect.

Thanks for joining us at the Photo-Synthesis Challenge!

Laurie

slinkycat said...

Oooh I love this, so unlike a retirement card, just perfect!

Leanne x

Eiglas said...

Super project!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Tanya said...

This is beautiful! I have not tried making one yet, looks so fun. Love the little lady bug too, fantastic little embellishment. Thanks so much for joining us in the Photo-Synthesis Challenge. :)

Beverly S. said...

What a great card!!!! Love all the detail that went into it. Thanks for joining us at Photo-Synthesis this week. Come play with us again soon. :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fab Tara, love the flowers.
luv
Debby

brenda said...

A really super card, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

p.s: Did you know we are looking for new DT memebrs at our sister challenge Penny Black at Allsorts http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Juls said...

sooo fabulous and creative! Love it, the flowers are amazing!!! Hugs Juls