A Closer Look at the blooms, the glitter paper was from Micheals after Christmas ( but, I think they carry it all the time) and the red almost leather looking paper is from ProvoCraft ( many years ago) and the cream with the splatters is from a scrap that I made something for the Dirty gallery last month with. crinkled chalk. the craft button on here is from SU, its pretty detailed and it has no weight to it like an authentic vintage button would ( which is good because this card is pretty top heavy haha) The Avery tag was stained with some old paper a long time ago but, the sentiment was punched with an EK success punch and it pretty much covers up all the stain on the top side.
Now this was done as an Inspired by for this weeks featured Stamper Tina "GardenDiva" I totally LOVED this easel she made for her flowerpot cards seen here and here. I so totally LOVE the lacy part peeking out of her pots too, ( it has hit the top of my greed list) ( I'm rolling my eyes here) so, I puttered around thinking about using real lace for some kind of a back stop for the flowers and ended up building such a heavy mess of flowers that I figured it would not support the weight, what I did for this is I die cut that pot insert piece (4) times ( two are in the inside ) and two are the back flap easel. So, knowing that I did not own any of these dies she used but, that I did buy this Pro die ( Sizzix card & pocket flower pot with flowers & leaves ) last spring after the booth (and nope I have never played with it) I dont really like the blooms that come on that pot but, I thought ok if you buy the die its going to save you a ton of time because, all the ones I had done last year were all totally cut by hand ( not really even measured just eyeballed them) and I figure if I make a few of them it will get the money back for the die later. ( eventually) this as a finished piece is inside a 5X7 card box so, its also a lot larger than the free hand ones I did . That sentiment stamps from make an impression. the blooms were done from Alterations tattered florals ( and the minis) and the tattered pinecone ( spring) the smaller spring is an MS hand held punch.
3" blank gift cards made from the scraps on the table. which puts me at 51 completed projects for this year now.