Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Flower Pot Card with Hidden Tag

We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else. I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues. This fun card is sure to brighten someone's day as well.


Flower Pot Note Card Supplies:

Step 1. Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die). Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.


 Step 2. Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.


 Step 3. Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.
 Step 4. Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.


 Step 5. Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.


 Step 6. Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.


 Step 7. Slide into the pocket to finish.


 I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by. ~Gini

Monday, February 9, 2015

May Arts and Faber-Castell Week

 Welcome to a fun week of inspiration with May Arts Ribbons and Faber Castell!  Be sure to see the rest of the design team's gorgeous creations all week long - and leave some love for a chance to win a $50 prize pack of Faber Castell goodies and 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon of your choice!

I decided to make a small canvas and incorporate loads of texture and bright cheerful colors.  I added  some May Arts gold mesh to the base of my canvas and used gelatos to add bright colors.  I stenciled over that using the Whipped Spackle.  My flowers were stamped and watercolored using the Big Brush pens.

May Arts Ribbons
Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden
Creative Embellishments Chipboard
Wow Embossing Powder