Flowers are a traditional gift for many occasions, they are a beautiful gift but it often bothers me that they wither and die after a short while.
At my last Stamp A Stack evening I decided to give the Flower Pot cards that I've seen on various blogs over the years a try, but I wanted to create some for special occasions. As I am an expectant grandmother (and very excited about it too) I seem to be focusing on baby things and hence one of the designs I came up with is quite suitable to give for new babies.
The flowers are all constructed from die cut shapes using the Stampin' Up!® exclusive Blossom Party Originals Die.
This is such a quick and easy method of creating the flowers as you just place 3 layers of different colour card on the die, make a sandwich with the two cutting mats, and wind it through the Big Shot.
I have used 4 colours in the flowers on this project: So Saffron, Bashful Blue. Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink. The leaves are die cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die ( Certainly Celery card)
The detail shot shows how I've layered the different blooms. I glued these together with the 2-Way Glue Pen. I love that for fiddly sizes. Then the flower centres are popped up on a dimensional and topped with a Basic Pearl.
The flowers are then arranged on the top of a slider that sits inside the flower pot. Dimensionals are used to lift the flowers a little off the slider so they can happily fit over the front of the flower pot.
Stamp a greeting on the card and leave some room for your own message and you have a wonderful keepsake for new parents. I can just envisage it on a scrap page. Perhaps I'd better make one for myself so I can scrap it after my new grandchild arrives!
I'll be back shortly with the other Flower Pot design.