Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I have planted a pot of posies!!!!

Now if you know me personally......you know I did NOT plant real posies in dirt....I would not be able to keep them alive....and if you are familiar with the color wheel....I have a "red thumb." (red is the complete opposite of green on the wheel.....it would neutralize it to brown....hence dead plant! LOL!!!!) But.....I did plant a pot of paper posies! Wanna see them???

Aren't they gorgeous!??!?!!? If I may say so myself? I can't go into extreme detail of each flower...but I will list the dies that I used in the big shot then I'm sure the light bulb will go off for all of you :)
flower, daisies #2, flower layers, Stampin' Up little leaves sizzlet, Stampin' Up! birds & blooms sizzlet

The flower centers use various accessories from kraft corduroy buttons, baja breeze corduroy buttons, latte buttons and button bouquet. The buttons are stitched through all the layers of flowers with linen thread.


One more thing about die cut flowers, well...die cut lots of things....
If you are afraid to wrinkle up your paper or card stock a little bit....YOU ARE MISSING THE BOAT HERE!!!! Imagine how flat this would have been if I were afraid of a little manipulation of card stock?!?!??!?!

I embossed the pot (except the rim) with the Stampin' up! backgrounds #1 texturz plates and then sponged over it and all edges of the pot to highlight it's dimension. It is so hard to capture that on camera....but trust me, it's there :) I punched the edge of the pot rim with my scalloped edge punch....still lovin' it!


My tag was inked with a close to cocoa stampin write marker, omitting the flourishes on the stamp from all holidays. I then stamped the flower branch from friends 24-7 in close to cocoa over it that had been stamped off several times. It tied around the bow with linen thread. Did you get a glance of that bow????? I love this ribbon!!! It is satin baja breeze ribbon from the valet ribbon originals. It is pure heaven to work with....way to go Stampin' Up! :)

Oh yeah...I forgot to tell you all of the card stock that was involved here.. :) close to cocoa, very vanilla, baja breeze, old olive, parisian breeze specialty

Here is a shot of the card open.....I left it blank, I want to be able to write a personalized message here.
I really love this card...if you do too, please leave me some love - I am a comment junkie :)

19 comments:

Fawn said...

Love.It!

Anonymous said...

WOW, 'nough said. Paris

Cindy Major said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colours and dimension you've given to your project. Very well done!

Cindy

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!

Diane Garlets said...

I LOVE it!!!! Beautiful! Great colors, great textures, everything is beautiful!!!
Diane

Anita Davies said...

I LOVE this card. It is so beautiful! I want to make it---would you care to share the dimensions of the pot, etc? Also is the pot two pieces of card stock glued on the sides so the inside card will slide out? Anyway, I've got to make it for my mom. I know she will love it too! Thanks!

monikastamp said...

This is Beautiful! I love all the flowers, the layering and the dimension.
Thanks for sharing!
Monika

Rachel said...

Hi! I am a first-time visitor. I saw your flower pot on SCS and decided to see if there were additional photos on your blog! I love how your flower pot turned out. I love the dimension! I will add your blog to my favorites list. :)

stampin along the way said...

Outstanding!!! You did an incredible job! And these flowers will never die!

Hope said...

Your version of this card is by far my absolute favorite. It has inspired me to hold a workshop completely focused on doing a flower pot card. Also, I have to say that I love the way you show the details of your cards through photography. I haven't seen this on other blogs, so yours is shootings straight to the top of my favs. Keep the creativity flowing...please.

Tess said...

WOW!!! This is my favorite. You did a fantastic job.

Jarie said...

I really love your flower pot card. So much dimension. It makes the card. TFS.

Janet

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! Great colors and the flowers all fit in wonderfully! Best wishes for your Mom, she'll love it!

Michelle said...

I love the flowers! In fact,I just bought the flower layers because I saw how you used it here!

Kristin said...

Beautiful!!! And congrats on winning Shelli's blog challenge! Way to go!

Karen said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations...on winning the contest and on getting your creative juices pouring!

ktstamps said...

This is a great card! thank you and congrats. How many daisies do you use to get the "rockin" part. Do you use 2 big, 2 medium, 2 small? How do you curl them AND then adhere them to keep their curl? Thank you so much! kt

Tea said...

A fabulous card. I have seen many floer pot cards, even made one myself. Yours is top of the line. Congratulations on winning the so Shelli Creative Challenge

The Pursuit of Stampin'ess said...

This is stunning.. You are a true artist and such a sweet blogger. Love your stories and projects.
Thanks for sharing. Pauline

http://thepursuitofstampiness.blogspot.com/