Kay's Notes: I love flower dies! They are so much fun to cut out in pretty colors and layer in different ways. I used the Bloom Where You’re Planted dies for this fun flowery card. This die set is so great because it comes with a cute little flower pot to put your flowers in. If you don’t want to use the pot, there is a stem and leaves, so they can stand alone too.
Kay's Notes: First, I cut the flower dies out of several different colors of card stock, so I would have plenty of layering options. One really fun thing about this set of dies, is that the two largest of the flower dies fit together to create a little outline around the flower. I love that! Next, I just played with the flowers, layering them with foam tape until I had enough to make a potful.
Kay's Notes: Then I cut out the flower pot and the top rim. I cut the top rim twice, once out of the same color as the pot, and once out of a slightly darker color to layer underneath. It makes it look like it has a shadow. Next I die cut the leaves from Bloom Where You’re Planted and Branches, Banner & Bloom in two different shades of green. Then I die cut the banner in white and stamped the "Congratulations" on it.
Kay's Notes: To put the card together, I first made a little table cloth for the flower pot to sit on with the rim of the flower pot die cut in red, and glued that flat to the card. I then glued the flower pot down flat slightly overlapping the top edge. I knew this card would have lots of dimension once I had added all the flowers, so I needed the first layer to be pretty flat. Next, I glued the leaves down flat as well in various places above the pot. Next I added foam tape to the flowers and added them in a pleasing manner. Lastly I folded the banner on the scored lines and added it across the flower pot with some foam tape only in the middle.
Kay's Notes: Now you have a lovely card perfect for someone who has just bought a new home, or any event which would call for a congratulations!
Visit Kay's blog, My Joyful Moments, for more of her wonderful creations. Tune in later this week for projects from her fellow teammate, Caryn Davies, and from Guest Designer Melyssa Connolly!