Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Helen's brilliant flower pots

The projects I'm sharing today come with great thanks to one of my favourite cardmakers - Helen...or H2 as she's known on her fab blog. Back in Feb, Helen shared some fantastic flower pots made with the petal cone & Blossom Party dies,which I absolutely loved. So, I contacted Helen to ask her permission to use them for my Mother's Day class. Not only did she say yes, but she very generously shared her tutorial with me and showed me an even more amazing version she'd made, attached to a centre step card ehich I HAD to try. You can see Helen's centre step version here...
And this is my version...
I loved the pool party, calypso coral & vanilla colour combination Helen used for her pots (& everything else). Like Helen, I used a magnet sheet on the back of my pot, so it can be removed from the card. I wanted the card to still look finished without it though, so I used a pretty floral piece of Berry Blossom DSP behind the pot. You can see the plain centre step card here.
I also made another version in the other gorgeous colour combination Helen used - pool party, wisteria wonder, so saffron & certainly celery. This was also a Just Add Ink colour challenge set by my friend Kim! (small world). I love the wisteria spotted paper from the (Sweet Shop Specialty pack), as the spots are embossed.
All the ladies at my Mother's Day class LOVED the card, as did Shirley, my lovely MIL, when she received one for Mother's Day.
Thanks again so much Helen for generously sharing your wonderful talent. If you love this project, you MUST check out Helen's blog, as it's just packed with amazing projects.

Edited 16 July 2012 - Helen has very kindly added the flower pot tutorial to her blog so you can Download it here! Thanks very much Helen.

Edited 16 Sept 2014
You can now download my pdf tutorial for this size centre step card in this post.
Hope you enjoy :-)

Well, that's all for me for now. Dinner awaits...or at least it will once I cook it. Thanks for visiting & hope to have something new to share soon.
Inky wishes, Di

Version 1
Stamps: Curly Cute (Happy Birthday, Fabulous Phrases (friend)
Card/Paper: calypso coral, pool party, lucky limeade, very vanilla card, Berry Blossoms DSP, Patterns DSP (in colour 11-13)
Ink: island indigo ink pad
Accessories: designer printed brads - in colour 11-13, ruffled ribbon - lucky limeade
Tools: Big shot, Petal Cone die, Blossom Party die, jewellery tag punch 
Version 2
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments (just for you)
Card/Paper: wisteria wonder, pool party, certainly celery, so saffron card, Sweet Shop Specialty DSP, Patterns DSP (in colour 11-13)
Ink: early espresso ink pad
Accessories: itty bitty buttoms, bakers twine
Tools: Big shot, Petal Cone die, Blossom Party die, jewellery tag punch, itty bitty punch pack


Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, as always! I love the bottom one, my kind of colours :)
Which reminds me, I still haven't finished mine.....

H2 :) said...

Wow, Di, both your cards are beautiful! Love your DSP placement on the first, so that the card looks fabulous, even without the pot attached & the wisteria version, with its pretty polkadots is sooo sweet! So glad your ladies & your MIL enjoyed making/receiving their pots. Thanks so much for the huge shout out. :)