Friday, April 27, 2012
A Shabby Flower Pot
This week at The Shabby Tea Room the theme is "April Showers" along with a beautiful inspiration photo. We needed to use the colors from the photo along with ribbon or lace and flowers. The first thing that came to mind was a flower pot pocket card (instructions here). I wanted to make the flower pot look fancier than a terra cotta pot, so I played around a bit with distressing Colonial White cardstock, a transparency, and then decided to try vellum. I love the look of vellum. I ran it through an embossing folder for some extra texture.
Here's a look at the pull out:
This week at The Ribbon Carousel, it's Anything Goes with There She Goes. I used some vintage seam binding to make a bow around the top of my "flower pot".
Also, since all of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I'm entering this in their challenge - "Spring is in the Air".
I wanted to add some leaves around the flowers. I was searching my craft room for something that I could use, and decided that the wing from the Bird Builder punch from Stampin' Up! looked like a leaf. I ran some Topiary cardstock through a wood grain embossing folder before I punched out my leaves.
Cardstock: Topiary, Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink: Topiary - CTMH
Stampset: Thank You - CTMH
Embossing Folders: Wood Grain - Darice, D'vine Swirls - Provo Craft
Punches: Bird Builder, Scallop Edge - Stampin' Up!
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Vintage Seam Binding
Vellum from my stash