Friday, 22 May 2015

Fun Flower Pot


Morning guys,

 Diane here again with a fun flower pot card for you to make using Little Claires "Flowerhead" stamp.


Pull the flowers up and you can add your sentiment !!


You will need:
LC "Flowerhead" stamp
LC sentiment from "Swirlball Flower set"
A piece of brown card 4 1/2" x 12" for pot
Another piece 3 1/8" x 6 1/2" for insert
A piece of cream card 2 3/4" x  6 1/8"
cream 1 3/4" scallop circle
Patten paper (dark)
Patten paper (light)
Two embossing folders
A piece of lace
One heart jem
3D foam tape
Black pen

1: take your 4 1/2" x 12" brown card and score at 5" and 10"


2: Turn your card and fold up bottom to 10" score mark. Now mark 1/2 in on both sides at bottom and draw a line from these up to 10" score mark to outer edges as seen in photo. Now cut along lines to form pot shape.


3:Next emboss pot shape with a pattern of your choice, then emboss the top flap with a different embossing folder of your choice. Now fold back this top flap to create the top of the pot., don't fold it forward as it will close the top, you want the top open.

4: Put a spot of glue on the two outer edges at the top of your pot leaving most of the top open and the sides.

5: Glue a piece of lace round pot flap, then add a piece of 3d foam tape under flap and stick down. Now add a lace bow.

6: Next stamp sentiment onto a 1 3/4" cream scallop circle, add small heart jem and attach under bow.

Now for the flower insert:

1: Mount the cream 2 3/4" x  6 1/8" onto the brown  3 1/8" x 6 1/2", next  push into the top of flower pot till it touches the bottom. Attach three pieces of 3D foam tape to the 1 1/2" that is now showing above pot top.

You will need to make five flowers:

For each flower you need to stamp and cut out, 
  one dark flower head
 and one light flower head
 one dark centre
 one light center

from your pattern papers. On the lighter flower head you need to colour in the seed heads with a black pen.


To give your flowers a bit of a shape  use a big round embossing tool and a soft mat and work in small circles on back of each petal to give it a dome shape, then glue the light flower head on top of dark flower head adding dark centre followed by light centre using 3d foam tape .

Still with me.....nearly finished...

Arrange all five flowers onto the 3d foam tape on top of insert, three at bottom and two at top. The bottom three flowers will  hang over the top of the flower pot.

Now all you have to do is have a cupper......... and write your special greeting on the insert and give it too the person you love most !!

  hugs Diane xx

5 comments:

  1. This is a lovely card and an ingenious idea. Will have to try this. Thank you for the instructions.

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  2. Diane, this is absolutely gorgeous. I'm definitely going to have a go at this one for my SIL birthday next month. I love it so thank you so much for the tutorial. Pat x

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  3. Wow, lovely idea and great making! Thanks for giving the detailed steps.
    Have a wondeful weekend!
    Regards, Maya S. | End Of Tenancy Cleaning Services Balham

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  4. What a gorgeous creation and a super project, thank you Diane x

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