Just Add Ink has a new challenge this week. They are asking for people to think outside the square. I am not sure if flowerpot cards are considered outside the square since they were quite popular a few months ago. I still like them and I have been meaning to use a flower idea that I saw on someone website back in September last year. Unfortunately I cant remember the site’s name. The site owner called the flowers geraniums but I think they look more like hydrangea, which is why I used Almost Amethyst. To make the flowers, I punched seven scallop circles and one 1 1/4″ circle from Almost Amethyst cardstock. To add a little depth to the scallop circles I sponged the edges with Almost Amethyst . I then lightly spritzed the scalloped circles with water and then crushed them in my hands, one by one. I unfolded the scallop circles and cut 1/4 of the way down from each groove to form individual petals. Once all 7 scallops had petals, I then folded each scallop in half and then half again. I used glue dots to stick the folded scallops to the 1 1/4″ circle in layers. 4 on the bottom layer and 3 on the top. I then teased out the petals to give the flower shape. I repeated this process another 2 times to finish up with 3 flowers. To make the flowerpot I used the template that I got from Andrea Walford website some time ago. For the pot I used Bella Bleu and accented it with a cream scallop border and Ivory ribbon. I then made the insert card using Whisper White and Almost Amethyst. I attached the flowers and leaves using foam pads. The leaves are actually one of the trees from the Trendy Trees stamp set. To finish off I used one of the sentiments from the Saleabration set Whimsical Words.
Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Cream Textured Cardstock, Bella Bleu DSP