Monday, April 20, 2009

Flower Pot Card

I've been wanting to make one of these cute little flower pot cards for awhile now. The instructions for creating the card are located here.

I decided to make this one for this week's challenge on the Paper Crafts forum on Creating Keepsakes. The challenge this week was to create a card with some type of movement. I think this qualifies since you pull the little card out of the pot to see the sentiment. The sentiment says "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever." I printed it on the computer.

I wanted to use stamped flower images for my flowers rather than punched flowers. I decided to try these wild roses. These are actually digital stamps, which I downloaded from Mel Stampz. This is one awesome blog. In addition to a few digital images that she has for free, she also has tons of tutorials, templates and other goodies. I highly recommend you check it out.
You might notice that my flowers have no leaves. I tried, but they just weren't working for me here. I decided it looked better without leaves.

I found the digital stamps really fun and easy to use. I was concerned that the ink would run when I colored them, but it didn't. I used Prismacolor pencils blended with turpenoid. You would not be able to use any type of waterbased coloring though as that would cause the ink to run. I'm looking forward to finding additonal digital stamps to work with as well. They are very inexpensive and can be rotated, resized, etc., which makes them very versatile.
Thanks for checking out my card. It was fun and easy to put together. I think I'll make more sometime.
Stamps: Wild Roses digital stamps (Mel Stampz); sentiment is computer generated
Paper: kraft cardstock (unknown); white cardstock (Georgia Pacific)
Embellishments: ribbon (unknown); D'Vine Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug); scallop border punch (Fiskars)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with turpenoid


GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow! Gorgeous! The flowers look awesome, no need for leaves. Love how you embossed the pot with your cuttlebug too.

a portland granny said...

What a wonderful card. Love the insert and fullnesst it brings to the bouquet!

Thanks for the shared website. I book-marked it and want to look through the site when I have a little more time!

Emily said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous need for those leaves! The swirls embossing on the pot is perfect and I love that bow you added. I just recently found Mel Stampz blog too and I immediately became a follower. She has just awesome tutorials and really cute projects.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is gorgeous! you did such a phenom job, and that sentiment you added is amazing! glad you enjoy going to Mel's blog! she has such wonderful downloads to share.

have a great day! :)

Dawn said...

Wow this is stunning - gorgeous card!

Susan said...

No need for turned out awesome!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous job!!!! I don't think it needs leaves either.


ant me. said...

How did I miss this post?!? I love LOVE this flower pot! wow Judy! : ) you really know how to make candy for our eyes!! and it's fat free too : )

Thank you for sharing!