Sunday, May 30, 2010

Come On, You Know You Want to Try a Little POT!

HAHAHAH - I'm going to get all sorts of crazy people on my blog now. Welcome people with the munchies. I'm about to disappoint you! :)

I'm right in the middle of my Virtual Stamp Night challenges. The very first one I did was the Flower Pot Card challenge.

This was a great way to get my brain all sideways right off the bat because I'm such a single layer, non 3D kind of gal.

But like most things, once you try them, you have to admit to yourself that you're having fun. And fun I did have!

First of all - I got to play with my favorite new toy!!! (Stop yelling, I know they're all my favorites when I get them.) It's the new Flowers, 3D die from Sizzix. OMG I LOVE THIS DIE!!! You can zip out two 3D flowers in just a minute that are just like the ones Joanne created in her tutorial but without cutting them yourself. I'm in LOVE WITH THIS THING.
So what I did was I hand dyed some white cardstock with blue ink and then cut the flowers with the die. You just roll the die cuts around a skinny paintbrush or something similar and VOILA - pretty 3D flowers!!The rest of the flowers are from the Pretties Kit, and I just rubbed ink directly on them and then sprayed them with my alcohol bottle that is actually my glasses cleaner (my desk is messy, I grabbed what was close) and smooshed it around with a sponge. I used glue dots to adhere the pearls from the Pretties kit in the center of each flower.

Some of the flowers are actually attached to the card insert, which is here:
The flowers and greeting on the inside are from the Unity May Store Kit and the bow is May Arts silk ribbon.

So, are you still afraid to try a little pot? Come on, you know you wanna! :D

If so, the tutorial I used to make it is here.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness.... stinking cute! I love that yellow and blue together. I *might* have to try this challenge tonight - remind me to tell you the flower pot story sometime....

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  2. Your pot of flower is just gorgeous, Lydia!! I love the colors...and your flowers are perfection!! Love your beautiful ribbon too!!

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  3. LOL love your title. You will definitely get some interesting traffic with that one.

    Adorable flower pot card.

    {hugs}
    Mary

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  4. Love this Flower pot card sooooo much I think I squealed & woke up the kittens.

    Your blog title made me laugh ridiculously hard. I'm pretty sure that's coffee & some other stuff (ewww!) on my laptop screen. :D

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  5. I love how your flower pot turned out. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs and smiles

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