It's time for another Blog Hop by the Wacky Watercooler Gang. This month we are celebrating spring and trying to forget the cold and snow! You may have arrived from the blog of the very talented Marsha Reed, or you may have just "hopped on" here. Our Hop is like a circle; click on the links below to visit the next or previous blogs and if you continue around, you'll eventually end up where you started.
For my first project I pulled out an oldy but goody template: the flowerpot card! What else says spring like a pot of flowers? My old template was much smaller, so I resized it and came up with this:
Do you recognize that polka dot paper for the flower pot? No? Look closely--it's the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-a-Bration offering with a $50 purchase. I used a brayer to add Cajun Craze ink, then swiped it with a paper towel, leaving an adorable polka dot pattern. This piece was cut 4" x 10", and scored at 2" and 6". I kept the extra 2"; this was adhered over the lip so there is still a polka dot pattern. The edge was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch, and it was tied with a length of 5/8" Organza Ribbon.
I cut "happy" two times using the Hello You Thinlits and Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie cardstock:
Those flowers and leaves are all from the Flower Patch set. This great set has matching framelits--easy to cut out all the pieces!
I went a little overboard and stamped my large Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight flowers several times, cutting each layer by hand and putting them together with Dimensionals to add a little pop!
A piece of 6" x 3" Pumpkin Pie card stock with a layer of 5-3/4" x 2-3/4" Whisper White is the base for the flowers. This is inserted into the flower pot and the flowers are carefully adhered using SNAIL adhesive and Dimensionals so they overlap the lip of the flowerpot.
Are you feeling a little warmer yet?
Our Blog Hops often contain a CASE of another Watercooler artist. This month I was given the fabulous Christine Guida to copy. I had such a good time going through her samples, and had a hard time coming up with a favorite, so I chose three!
II love how Christine cut out and layered her flowers, and the vintage look and coloring on the third card was so appealing! So this is my CASE:
I stamped and colored the flowers again, and fussy-cut them.
These are adhered with Dimensionals, overlapping the oval frame.
I wanted a third project and was in the middle of decorating one of the Large Kraft Journals when I took a tumble at work and broke my hand. So two cards will have to suffice until I can do more stamping, hopefully soon. It's hard to stamp (and to type!) with your left hand when you are right-handed!
I hope you enjoyed my cards; now hop on over to see what Gail Allen has for you--she always makes me smile!