Jul 11, 2017

A Garden Note . . .

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today, and I have a fun creation using a variety of dies from the Dies R Us Store to create a beautiful 'pot of flowers' that I will be sending along to a friend of mine with a few container gardening tips.   The idea for this creation started with the purchase of the Elizabeth Craft 'Garden Notes Potted' die.

I just love the look of an old patina pot so I  thought I'd try to recreate that look on my pot today by using some oxide distress inks and watercolor paper.

After creating my background (patina look) paper, I die cut my pot.  Well I actually was able to die cut THREE pots from this one 4x6 panel!  How much fun is that!  

Now it's time to 'Fill' my container with flowers.  As I said, I've chosen a variety of dies and here is the list of flower dies I used:

 Impression Obsession - Dies - Lily Trio

Impression Obsession - Dies - Lily Of The Valley
As you can see I didn't use the leaves from this die ... only the flowers.

Memory Box - Dies - Glorious Gerber Daisies
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I added a couple little pieces of double sided tape to help hold my flowers in place during arrangement.  Once I had all stems where I wanted them, I placed a few more strips of double sided tape to the back of my pot ... die cut another pot from a scrap of white paper and placed it over all the stems on the back to keep them secure.

I used foam tape behind my pot and a few of the flowers to add a little dimension.  It still needed 'something' and luckily I had JUST ENOUGH patina paper left to die cut these pretty Cheery Lynn Designs 'Lace Corner Deco E' corner decorations.  A couple little Nuvo Bronze Crystal Drops where my ivy joined and this card is ready to be mailed!
OH and did I mention I quickly created another oxide ink panel using shades of green that I used to die cut my Frantic Stamper 'Spring Ivy' ivy panels.

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  1. Beautiful! Thank you for explaining how you created the patina.

  2. Wow this is great, love the effect on the pot.xxx

  3. You are on a roll and I like it. The patina pots are awesome and they really make this card special. You friend will enjoy, I am sure.

  4. Oh my - this is beautiful. Not only love the fabulous pot you created but love the all white blooms.

  5. Gorgeous, Darlene! You are really working those oxide inks! I love this patina pattern.

  6. Great idea for the pot and such cute results!

  7. oh my what details to make that flower pot so gorgeous! wonderful job!



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