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)
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.