Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Hello and welcome...
We have a kind of florist shop theme showing today
I scored a piece of A4 ivory card stock in half to create an A5 card base.

I then used my Hougie Board to score 2 vertical lines on the front of the card, then turned the card around to score another 2 horizontal lines, unfortunately you can't see these as well on the photograph.

Next I die cut and embossed the hobnail vase 3 times, the tranquil poppy 3 times, the maidenhead fern 4 times and the delicate daisies 8 times using the 2 smallest dies for the daisies.

I cut part of the top and bottom away from one vase and cut away more of the same for the third vase.  Using my bone folder tool I curved all 3 vases.

I coloured the poppies using ProMarkers and removed the head only from one of the flowers, I 'tweaked' the petals on the cut off head then glued it to the complete poppy.  The poppies were then adhered to the inside of the vase.

I shortened 2 of the ferns prior to gluing them onto the vase and cut away some of the leaves on the remaining 2 ferns.

I added some colour to the daisies as well as cutting 4 thin 'green stalks' and they were glued inside the smallest of the vases.

Once I was happy with the position of all 3 vases I added cosmic shimmer glue to the backs and adhered them into place on the front of the card.

Using a pencil I added several horizontal strokes to the underneath of each vase so that they did not look as if they were 'floating' in mid air.

To complete I stamped the sentiment to the top right of the card.

  • ivory card stock ~ my stash
  • Finishing Touches - Hobnail Vase ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions
  • Finishing Touches - Tranquil Poppy ~ as above
  • Finishing Touches - Maidenhair Fern ~ as above
  • Finishing Touches - Delicate Daisies Complete Petals ~ as above
  • ProMarkers - Poppy, Pine, Grass, Tulip Yellow
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
  • Just For You Sentiment ~ my stash
  • Glue dots ~ Woodware
  • Pencil

  • Acknowledgement given to Sue Wilson who originally reduced the size on the vases for her cards

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
     I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
                                                         June x


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