I love just about anything hybrid so when I saw this flower pot template, I knew I had to have a go at making one myself! The great thing is that whilst I used digital papers, it is so adaptable that you can also use it for traditional scrapbook papers, too; you just need to print the template out first.
Joie de Vivre, the May collaboration from the Digichick Designers:
The hybrid flower pot template from the Joie de Vivre collaboration:
- Plain paper or card stock for printing (I only used 2 sheets of A4 white card stock for both the flower pot and the flowers);
- PVA or other glue/adhesive;
- Crepe paper for the grass;
- Cotton buds, thin pieces of wood for flower stems;
- Distress or other inks;
- Perfect pearls shimmer mist;
- Flower punches and/or dies and die cutting machine;
- Brads, lace, etc. for embellishments; and
- Scissors, bone folder, pokey tool.
As I was using papers from the kit for both the flowers and the flower pot, I used a clipping mask to pin the patterned paper to the flower pot template: You can see how I also placed a patterned paper behind the template so I could use the rest of the page for making flowers. I printed out the template and a second sheet of card stock:
Isn’t that rose patterned paper yummy?!!! I also printed matching patterned papers on the reverse side of each sheet of card stock as I did not want a plain white side to the flowers and flower pot. I then punched three flowers using the Stampin’ Up! Blossom punch and die cut petals for other flowers using the Stampin’ Up Floral Frames framelits:
You can see how the pot is beginning to take shape already after scoring and folding:Here is the pot with the rim turned outwards and looking particularly scruffy as I had just brushed PVA glue all around the rim, ready for the lace border!
And here is the finished pot with the lace border and crepe paper scrumpled up inside. I also added some pebbles to the bottom of the pot as it needed the extra weight for balance once the flowers were inserted. I would not have needed the additional weight in the pot if the flowers had been smaller.
Here are the pot and flowers together:
I used distress ink on the edges of the petals and held them together with a brad from my stash. The stalk was cut from a long piece of plywood or similar that I bought from my local craft shop. I’m not quite sure what it is made of to be honest, but it is very lightweight yet sturdy enough to hold the flower.
For the small white rose, I used one of the punched flowers as the base. I cut one petal from one of the remaining punched flowers and curled it to form the centre of the rose. The five remaining petals from that flower were shaped with my bone folder and the two outer petals adhered together. The final punched flower had two petals removed and adhered together, then the remaining petals were shaped and adhered together. The rose was sprayed with perfect pearls mist once it was formed, and this is a close up:
For the small red flower, I used three of the smaller die cut flowers and inked the edges of each flower with distress ink. I am afraid I do like my distress inks ;). To create the curled petal effect, I just sprayed each flower with water and placed them one at a time in the palm of my hand. Using the blunt end of my bone folder, I gently twisted and turned the folder to and fro in the centre. Due to the water softening the fibres in the paper, the flower folded itself in but I did have to press firmly down. This was repeated with the other two flowers and then the three were adhered together onto another cotton bud wrapped in crepe paper. Of course, I had to get my perfect pearls mist out again to spray the flower!
I really should have taken photos of this stage, so apologies for that. If you would like more details on how to make this flower, then just leave a comment below. This is the completed flower:
This is such an easy template to use and you can keep it simple or really dress it up and make it your own. This flower pot is now sitting one the shelf of my desk and I plan to make more of these as it looks so effective.
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- Simply Sunday: basic album - September 4th, 2016
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- Fun in the sun album - June 28th, 2016