Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Flower Pot Blog Hop...

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is "Flower Pot", a set of 16 stamps. If you have come here from Deb's Blog, you are on the right path!


This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
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I chose to do an 8" x 3-1/2" card that mimics a building front...I dry-embossed and sanded a brick pattern on some Buttercup cardstock (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our white core cardstock) and made the window a true window so you can see the inside of the card. 

I stamped the window on the card base and twice on a sheet of Cocoa Cardstock.  I cut out the shutters of the 1st stamped piece of Cocoa Cardstock then cut out the "crossbars" of the shutters on the 2nd stamped piece of Cocoa Cardstock...folded along the edges of the inked shutter lines and sanded (you should be able to click on the photo to enlarge and see the detail).

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I used the large flower pots to make this bench (picture tutorial is at the very end of this post)...colored with Water-Color Pencils and a Blending Pen (LOVE the soft look).  The flowers are wrapped in a small piece of B&T from Bella.

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Inside of the card reveals the "heart" made from grouping the flowers together. You can see the window cutout on the left of this picture.  I masked the heart shape and started stamping...my "overage" stamped on the post-it-note thus leaving a clean heart outline.
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Close up of the heart...I used the rock-and-roll technique...stamped the flower-bunch in Blush and rolled in Petal.


Now hop on over to Annette's Blog and show her some love!!!

If you get lost along the way, hop on over to Helen's Blog for a complete list...

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start with large flower pot and stamp on cardstock of your choice...
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mask stamped pot and turn pot upside down and stamp again (I made the seat of the bench a little narrower)


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Mask the bench off using post-it-notes as well as the side of the bench...

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stamp the legs (top edge of large flower pot)...


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repeat 'till you have 4 legs...


19 comments:

Pamela O'Connor said...

Oh my goodness! How stinkin' cute is that bench!?! You are so good gf! I love the details you put into everything you make.

Judy said...

Great job! I love it when someone makes something so out of the box. That bench is great.

Sylvia said...

Katy - You ROCK!!! Love the heart from the flowers, and the bricks, shutters and bench. Keep 'em coming!

Sarita said...

UNREAL! That bench ROCKS! Such attention to detail! Thanks for sharing with us!

Annette said...

Oh my gosh, that is genius! Love your creative thinking.

Cibele Glazer said...

This is AWESOME! I love the little bench. Way to think outside the box!

Lori said...

Great ideas & beautiful card!

Krista Ritskes said...

That bench is amazing! How did you see that in a flower pot? Fabulous card!

Scrappy RN said...

Wow, such great detail. awesome card.

Helen Onulak said...

A bench!!!!! Wowzers! That's amazing! So now that stamp can be used as a tab, a bench, I thought it would also be great to build an igloo....LOL. Great job!

Haley D. said...

You continue to blow me away with your amazing artwork!!! I too saw a tab with the flower pot but never in my life would I have come up with a bench! Thanks for the great instructions too.

Laurie said...

Wow! Incredible! I love this card - there are so many things I love I don't know where to start!

Melissa Laverty said...

Brilliant once again Katy. Love!

Brenda said...

Okay ... how did you see a bench in a flower pot? Really nice work :)!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Wow - a bench! who would have thought?!! Great job!

Patti said...

A-Mazing!! Thanks so much for sharing your bench how 2!

Debra said...

WOW! Love the bench! Thanks for the tutorial :)

roxybonds said...

Love the bench- very creative! Love how you wrapped the flowers in paper too- very cute!

Sherrie said...

you are SO clever! I love the bench idea!! Thank you for sharing.