I'm just so "tickled pink" with myself right now. I wanna hug my card and my little flower pot because they're just so darn cute., but I'm afraid they'll get crushed, so I'll just sit here and stare at them and smile at myself instead.
This morning, I was feeling SO uninspired. I knew I wanted to create, but I had no clue WHAT to create.
Having my very own muse helps a lot, though. All it takes is a phone call with Jen and I'm on my way. The two of us start brainstorming and then I get all fired up and get to work.
She told me to get out the box of ribbon she sent me to help inspire me. I fell in love with the rick-rack. And then we got talking about working with a little flower pot. I combed through my bins for one of the teeny little flower pots that I knew I had hid somewhere (my daughter had been taking them and planting in them last year and I finally put my last two away so that I would a couple intact when I needed them. I even stamped the pot!
I then went through my utensil drawer (read: drawer with extra big utensils and "stuff" that never gets used) and found a couple skewers in the back. I created the little flowers using my Scalloped edge punch and taped the skewer down with a little bit of Sticky Strip to one of the scallops, then sandwiched the second scalloped circle on top with some pop-dots.
I stamped a border around the little flower pot using the large flourish image from the set. I adhered some rick-rack around the edge of the pot and filled the pot with my own hand made crinkled paper. I couldn't find the paper grass that I thought I still had and was trying to come up with a way to duplicate and remembered that I had a crimper collecting dust under my desk. I had actually hidden it under my desk because the kids tried using it with Playdough once and I was afraid of them ruining it. Out of sight, out of mind.
I cut thin strips of Certainly Celery cardstock and then ran them through the crimper and had (almost) instant crinkled grass. It helped to stabilize the skewers in the pot.
The card I made took elements from the little flower pot. I adhered lengths of rick-rack across the Whisper White cardstock and then adhered scalloped circles on top, staggering them so they'd all fit on the card. I adhered the scalloped circles with pop-dots for dimension.
I stamped the "xoxo" (from the Love & Luck set) with Purely Pomegranate ink. (the other color I used for stamping was Regal Rose)
I'm now going to go stare at my cute little set again. Have a beautiful and creative weekend!
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