Hi Everyone! As summer is winding down, my window boxes are finally starting to fill out! A cold and wet spring in NE Indiana got me off to a late start with my flowers. My flowers are double inpatients and allow me for some color around the shady window boxes.Here is one of my flower boxes. As I was watering them last weekend they gave me an idea to try.
This card is a little bit of a labor of love!
How to make: Make a variety of scallop circle flowers using both the 118874 2-3/8" Circle Punch and 119854 the 1-3/4" circle punch. Use the same technique as my circle flowers only with a scallop circle. Cardstock of Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron.
Make leaves using the 121808 Blossom Petals Builder punch using the 3 smallest petals Using Pear Pizzaz cardstock and ink edges using Old Olive classic ink.
To make the 'window box. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake 5-1/2" x 2-1/4"Round edges. Using direct to paper technique, take the ink pad colors of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake, drag the ink pad across the Crumb Cake card stock.
I found the Tulipe Die 113457 in the Clearance Rack. (reg. $21.95, on clearance for $7.99!)
I checked last night, and it still show available. Clearance Rack items are only available on-line due to the limited quantities.
I cut out the images to try to replicate my wrought iron window box. Wrap the curvy edges around the crumb cake card stock and adhere with 2-Way glue pen. Adhere leaves and flowers with Tombo Glue. Let try completely.
With Poppy Parade card stock, make a standard card base. 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" fold in half. Run front through the Stripes Embossing Folder.
Adhere the flower box to card using Sticky Strip…it's heavy!
Using Petite Pairs stamp set, stamp birthday sentiment with Poppy Parade ink on So Saffron card stock. Punch with Large Oval. Punch Scallop Oval using Pretty in Pink card stock. Layer and adhere with Stampin' Dimentional. Stamp corresponding sentiment on saffron. Punch with Scallop Square punch and adhere inside. After I previewed this post, I went back and even-uped the card base. I think the window box really needs a little more wrought iron look on it, but I had it Sticky Stripped down on the card so that's that! lol…next time:)
Happy Crafting! ~ Dee