Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fancy Cut Botanicals Floral Bouquet Mother's Day Card

I sure had some major mojo going last evening to accomplish this design in one studio sitting! Those three doses of caffeine I consumed did indeed help. In fact, even after a morning of babysitting, I'm still running high on those fumes.

The CTMH Fancy Cut Botanicals make creating fun & simple!

I used the same cutting pattern I had designed for the birthday card that I previously posted. I added more flowers--botanicals and also small summer paper whites--along with a stamped and cut paper butterfly, heart shaped leaves, pearls and Sparkles, Liquid Glass, and M's ribbon and CTMH sheer white ribbon.

Inks I used include Garden Green, Olive, Twilight, Heavenly Blue, and Amythest.

If you want to try this design (which I've adapted from seeing Jennifer's on a SCS's post a while back), here are my cutting directions:

Cut a 12 x 12 inch piece of cardstock to be used for the flower pot and the card's insert background into one 7 x 12 inch and one 5 x 12 inch piece.

Using the 7 x 12 inch cs, score at 5 inches and at 10 inches. Scallop punch along the 2 inch top section you'll fold down toward the front for the flower pot "lip." Then adhere the lip to the front. Fold back at the 5 inch score (the bottom of the flower pot).

Use a pencil to make small marks on the back of the flower pot 1/2 inch in from each of the top sides, and 1 inch in from each of the bottom sides to make the "wedge" shape. Use paper trimmer to cut from the top mark to the bottom mark carefully through all cs layers on each of the sides. Then adhere flower pot sides together at the widest part.

Cut remaining 5 inch piece of cs down to 4.5 inches x 7 inches for the insert background.

Cut a lighter shade of cs 4 x 5.5 inches and stamp with sentiment; then adhere to the insert background.

Cut a CTMH tag to fit your purpose (see birthday card) & stamp & distress edges. OR cut a tag cs 1.5 x 3.75 inches for your stamped sentiment (see MD card) and its background cs 1.75 x 4 inches. Punch a hole and attach using waxy flax or hemp.

Happy card-making and blessings!


Marie said...

Thanks for the instructions...I'm going to give it a go one of these days! Marie with a :-)

Creative Mish said...

Wow! what a great project! I've never actually seen these!

Carla Harrah said...

WOW WOW WOW! I Love this and am totally going to lift this for my Mom and Mother-in-law! Great work and thanks for following my blog!

Diane said...

Oh, my goodness, Jane! These are gorgeous, fabulous. I just made a similar card for an upcoming class but yours is so much fuller. I love it! Love the shapes of the flowers. This is just great.

Thanks for sharing...blessings on your day, sister!

Jena said...

What a fabulous card - LOVE it! I will have to give one a try.

Crystal said...

Wowzer ! Jane, I found you through Grace's blog and am so glad I did ! What a gorgeous pot of flowers that is ! And love it that you are a sister in the Lord too !

Jaime Benavides said...

Thanks again for sharing this... I gotta run and go make 3 of them. One for mommy, sis and my mom (grandma). Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Jane! *Hugs* ;)

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