Flower pot card

The Playdatecafe (http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/) are using the above pictures as inspiration for their current colour challenge.These are some of my favourite colours so I decided to make something for that challenge.
While on holiday I scribbled a few sketches of cards and projects I wanted to do when I returned home. One of those sketches was a Flower pot card. I found the two Urban Lily papers in my stash and decided to use one of the larger circles for the centre of my Flower. I cut two scalloped dies in my wizard and punches tiny holes around the smaller circle. I added the flower circle to the centre and added five felt flowers round the edge and a single White Flower to the centre. I made a stalk from thick card and attatched this to the Flower. After a few attempts I managed to cut the Flower pot and crease it correctly. I then glued the stalk to the back of the pot and tied my ribbon around the stalk.

This is where it all goes wrong as the when I stood the card up the weight of the Flower toppled the card. I was getting very frustrated with trying to get the right size and weight to hold up the card. In the end I glued one of the larger pots I made over the smaller one to give it extra weight. I then covered the inside with nice paper so it could not be seen. My third attempt worked perfectly so I embellished my pot with the same card and Flowers I used previously. I cut a small tag freehand, added my sentiment and tied the tiny Trowel to the ribbon. I punched out a small Butterfly and attatched this to finish off my card. I was pleased with the result in the end.Here is a list of other challenges I entered:-

13 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Shirley this is gorgeous what beautiful colours you have used and I just adore how you have created the flower pot card it is really special
Hugs
Lorraine x

jackiescrafts said...

Wow your card is gorgeous I love all the papers and the colour combo you have used
Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts

Jackie x

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh this is gorgeous, very clever shape and lots of lovely details. Thank you for joining us at MCFC this time, hope to see you again soon xxx

Kat said...

This is lovely. A really unusual card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a beautiful flower pot card, Shirley! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is just adorable!

sandra tomlinson said...

how beautiful hun love the colors, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck xxx

Donna said...

Beautiful card and such a pretty choice of colours and flowers! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Ruby said...

What a lovely flower pot card, really creative! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful Flower Pot card, great mix of papers. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--this flower pot card is soooooooo AWESOME! How creative! Great job of combining challenges:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Sammy said...

I am glad you perservered with this card, I would have lost patience with it! Its a gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges x

Suzanne C said...

What a cute flower pot! Lovely design! THanks for playing along with us at PDCC!

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