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.

Supplies Used:
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


  1. Wow oh WOW! This is amazing!
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at TSTR!

  2. This is lovely..thanks for the link for the instructions...cheers..♥

  3. Beautiful, when I saw this at The Shabby Tea Room, I thought it was a vase of flowers! So very pretty!