Saturday, July 9, 2011
VC Rocks Anything But a Card Blog Hop
Welcome to my little part of VC Rock Blog Hop. Theme for this hop: Anything but a Card. My project is made using Sizzix Milk Carton die. I turned the milk carton into a watering can simply by adding a handle with a strip of cardstock attached with brads. Word stamp is from Got Treats. The layer is a piece of Sweet Stitches fabric that I frayed around the edges. Finished off the container by adding butterflies made with Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.
On the side view you can see how the handle was attached. The flowers can be removed from the watering can and placed on the fridge as I've added magnets to the back of them. I've included a mini tutorial to show you how to make flowers. They are made using the Fancy Flower punch.
Start by punching cardstock 4 times, and designer paper 4 times with the Fancy Flower punch.
Use aqua painter and wet each of the flowers.
Crunch up each flower, taking care not to over crunch as you don't want to tear the damp flowers.
Flatten out each flower.
Start layering the flowers together by using a cardstock flower for the bottom, then a designer paper flower. Make sure to turn the flowers so the different layers will show.
Last flower will be a paper one. Put the stack on a piercing mat and use piercing tool to put hole in the center. Then use a brad to hold the layers together. Just use a small brad, you won't see the brad after the flower is completed.
Starting with the center paper flower crunch it together. Continue to crunch all layers of the flower.
The flower will look like this when all the flower layers have been crunched up.
Starting with the bottom flower layer start opening the layers up.
You can adjust an spread each layer till you are happy with the flower.
To make the flower stem I wrapped a wooden craft stick with green floral tape. I added a strip of red line tape on the back of the completed flower and attached it to the craft stick. Leaf stamp is from Flower Fest. I added magnets to the back of the flower stem so it could be used on the fridge.
I hope you enjoyed my Anything But a Card project. Thanks for stopping by!
Next up on the Blog Hop is Loni. Please visit her on her blog