Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Spring Flowers!!!

 Here's a card from a recent workshop.  The hostess had seen another flower card like this that I had done quite a while ago and wanted one for her workshop.  Here's my updated version. 

To make the flower pot, take a piece of cardstock that measures 8 3/4" x 3 1/2".  Score at 3 1/2" and 7".  Fold backward at the 3 1/2" score line and fold forward at the 7" score line.  Using the Scallop Border Punch, create a border along the 1 3/4" section.

Line up your cutter so the top of the pot is at the cut line and the bottom of the pot is 1/2" over the cut line.  This will give you the angle of the pot.  Repeat on the other side.  Wrap the top of the pot using a ribbon.  This is what holds the pot closed and will hold the card.

Here's how the card pulls out.  Make sure that your flowers are placed low enough and not to wide that the entire card will not fit in an envelope.  Mine ended up where the leaf in the top left corner is actually too high but can be bent over just enough to allow it to fit.  These flowers are a great way to use up retired brads which is what we did here.  Make sure to place the flowers through just the white paper and add the back matting after you have set the brads.  That way, your brad tails won't show!

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       None!  You can use one for a sentiment
Inks:           Again, none! 
Paper:        Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green
                    Summer Smooches DSP
Other:        Rich Razzleberry Stitched ribbon, Fun Flowers Bigz Die, Scallop Border
                    Punchy, Secret Garden Framelit (leaves) and various retired brads

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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