Thursday, July 25, 2013

More flower pots ...


Hi everyone.  Continuing to experiment with my flower box die ... turning it into pots.  This time I used the Small Flower Box die from Poppy Stamps.  I had a hard time getting the three pots the same size, so will have to figure out a process.  Even though they aren't perfect, still loving this card and another way to use an old (and well-used) stamp from SU! called Pocket Silhouettes.

Here's a close-up ... I'm thinking I should have made the pots a little larger and filled them more to fill the page - maybe next time :)





I'm still working on setting up the cards for my class in August and decided to make another flower box card using a different flower stamp (this time tulips).  I'll let the girls decide which one they want to make (the lavender from yesterday or today's tulip card).  Again, this is a re-make of a card I did last spring, changing up the colors, card base color and removing some layers to make it more CAS.  It inspired me to make the card above ...

Here's the new(er) version:


Same process as yesterday ... but I have just now realized that I didn't give any details, so in case you're interested in how I did this - here goes.  Masked my card front 1 1/2" from the bottom.  Placed my flower box die on top of the mask at the top and marked with a pencil at both ends ... this is to make sure I don't stamp flowers that would be outside the box.  Remove die and then inked my leaf sprig and stamped three times, including a second generation stamping with each pass (this gives lighter stamps that look like they are in the background and creates the illusion of depth).  Did the same with the flowers, inking the stamp with my Stampin' Write markers and stamping and stamping again before reinking.  Also added some leaf sprigs on the flower box.  Removed the mask, stamped the sentiment (just got it in the mail today from C.C. Designs) and then popped up the card front on the card base and added the flower box (also popped up for added dimension).


Here's a close-up:


Do love the two-tone tulips and the bright green leaf sprigs.



Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes (SU!); Leaf Sprig - Cause a Scene Master #1 (Kittie Kits - Rubbernecker); Sweet Summer Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Grand Flower Box die (Poppy Stamps), Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives and dimensionals





26 comments:

Karen M said...

Hi Loll - all your flower in pots cards are amazing and look so real - I just love them all - hugs xx

aileen (mum) said...

Love both cards. With the little flower pots I reckon they are a perfect size so the card doesnt look too crowded. Love the red flowers. I have never thought of getting a flower pot die but now you have me rethinking. Beautfil work.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards-i really like the little pots,what a fabulous effect you have created :)
Nessa xxx

Albertarose said...

The flower box is perfect in my eyes...:)
and so are the pots, can you give a tutorial on them....
I think 3 are enuff on the card..

Donna Przybylowski said...

I really love both these cards, but the first one is my favorite, wonderfully done!!! I have to try and redo your first one!! Just fell in love with it.

hugs
Donna

Cathy said...

Beautiful Loll! I have the small Poppy stamps flower box so would love to try and CASE this!Thank you so much for your inspiration :) Cathy x

Karen B said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Loll and I don't think you should have put more flower stems - perfect as it is. Love the window box card as well but the flower pot is my favourite.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Just my humble opinion but I want to make both.....yep, too hard to decide. They are beautiful and clever and perfect! I would HAVE to MAKE BOTH! LOL

Carole said...

I love these cards. Very artistic and eye catching. I love everything that you do, you never disappoint.

Patricia Gessner said...

I love this card! You are so clever! Trying to think of another stamp set that I could use as I don't have that one. Great idea! TFS

Susan said...

Love them both! Thanks for the info on stamping the flowers for the flower box one. And when you figure out how to get your flower pots the same size, please let us know! Although I think they are fine even if not the same size - think of them as rustic hand-potted pots!

Gramma Sarah said...

Loll - love the flower pots! I have both sizes of the window box and will try to make the pots. Uneven sizes work! Glad you are feeling better. Sarah

MaryH said...

Really loving what you are doing with this windowbox die. Simply marvelous. Love the cheery flowers, and thanks for explaining how you achieved the stamping. Off to check on the sentiment die. Wish you lived closer, so I could enjoy your classes. TFS such a beautiful card.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

These are so pretty!

Alice said...

I love both of these cards! Thank you for sharing!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful cards Loll!

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE both cards and would not change a thing on your Petite Silhouettes card. Both just Gorgeous. TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, I'm sorry I'm behind on my visits and commenting. I'm delighted to see that you are recovered from the nasty flu. And am I ever glad I didn't miss this series! You know your flower box cards give me the goose bubbles, I love them SO much!! Thank you for giving me even more genius inspiration!! xxoo Dolly

Lea Brawn said...

Gorgeous cards Loll. Two lovely images.
Best wishes Lea x

Nonni said...

These are so beautiful, feminine and fresh! I love the color tones.

Mau xx said...

Beautiful!! So very pretty.
Hugs Mau xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful!

Cindy K said...

Love these!

Stacy Sheldon said...

just seen these again on Pinterest this morning and I have to tell you this is one of those "things" that I just LOVE that you have made :)

darlawelch said...

What a beautiful (and CLEVER) use of the window box die. I just love this card.

Kiwigirl said...

I love your cards with the flowerpots. Thank you for sharing!