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A Posy of Flowers

October 12, 2011

Last weekend my Hostess’s daughter (Hi Sharron) wanted to know how to put the Petal Cone Bigz L Die together to make a vase.  She had seen the one I made previously in All White.  Sharron is vision impaired and loves to make 3D projects.

I cut Elegant Eggplant card stock using the Petal Cone Bigz L Die to get 2 pieces of the cone shape.  I also cut two shapes from  Very Vanilla card stock.  I assembled the Elegant Eggplant pieces to form the Petal Cone and cut down the Very Vanilla pieces to create the panels to add to the Petal Cone.  I ran the Very Vanilla pieces through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Once my box was assembled I cut a tiny portion from the top to enable me to add my flowers.

All the pieces for the flowers were cut using the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die.  I used Perfect Plum cardstock and Very Vanilla.  For the flower at below I just stacked the pieces together alternating colours with a Bitty Button in the centre.  I threaded florest wire through the button and then through the centre of the flower shapes.

To make the white flower I again cut the pieces from Very Vanilla card using the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die and then I distressed each piece to separate each one into two pieces.

I then sponged Perfect Plum ink onto the edge of each piece, scrunched each piece into a tiny ball and then opened them out.  I again used a Bitty Button in the centre with the florest wire threaded through and stacked all the flower pieces, making sure to stagger the petals.  Once again I scrunched each piece up around the button and then opened the pieces out again.

I wanted to show that you could create flowers in two ways using the same die.

Although I have made the vase before, I got the inspiration for these flowers from a project that was shared at Inkspiration 4U online.  This is a great site to join to get some amazing projects.

Sharron was delighted with the project and I think it turned out really pretty.  The small decoration on the front of the vase is one large flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch and a couple of sets of leaves punched using the Bird Builder punch.  This vase matches the Two Tags basket that I shared with you yesterday.

I’d love to hear what you think of this project.

Bye for now, Kris.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2011 7:18 pm

    This is lovely Kris. I bet your vision impared friend really liked it. Lots of texture to feel 🙂


  2. October 16, 2011 9:16 am

    Oh those flowers – beautiful….


    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      October 16, 2011 12:21 pm

      Thanks for all your lovely comments Vicky.


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