Thursday, May 31, 2018

Flower pot

First of all I would like to ask those of you that use Bloglovin to get your email updates on those that have commented on your blog are you having any trouble getting email updates?  I have not received any updates on comments on my blog for 3 days now.  I have looked all through and can't see a place to let them know or get any answers.  I have looked and it is checked that I am to get email notifications.  My hubby suggested that I unsubscribe and redo it and I have and that didn't seem to help any.  I appreciate any tips you could give me on this matter :)

This all started with my napkin background.  I fellow cardmaker from my group sent me some beautiful napkins that she had found on her trip to Russia and I had been hoarding them, but I decided to send her a card using one of them.  There are different techniques out there to add napkins to your cardstock, I have in the past used Mod podge to adhere it to my cardstock but this time I just applied a thin coat of glue stick to my cardstock base, added the napkin and then used my brayer to make sure it was stuck very well.  I didn't add anything on top like when I do the mod podge method I would add another layer on top to seal it.  I like that matte look this gave to it.


After I looked at the background for a while I thought it would make a nice background for an outdoor themed card, and since my mind is on flowers this time of year I went with making a potted arrangement.  I first took yellow cardstock and applied distress inks to give it a clay pot feel. I wrapped the pot around my glue bottle to give it a bit of an arch to round it out, added  foam tape to the middle of the pot to keep it rounded and added wet glue to just the sides of the pot to adhere them down.


I am not sure if the picture above shows the dimension very well or not.  I made the flowers using the small tattered floral dies, using my mat and a styles to give the flowers more dimension by shaping them.  That pretty butterfly with it was from another fellow cardmaker who sent me a whole bunch of sweet butterflies.  The  grass was made with my border punch.

Spellbinders - Flower pot die
Distress inks - Rusty hinge and gathered twigs for pot onto yellow cardstock
Sizzix- Small Tattered florals die on patterned paper
Fiskars - Grass punch inked with mowed lawn distress inks onto green cardstock
Distress inks - Shading around edges Antique linen & walnut stain
Stickles - Cinnamon, yellow and Champagne
Butterfly

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!!

Connie

12 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

I definitely see the dimension in your card. Very pretty and I do love that paper for an elegant background that suggests the outdoors.

I don’t see a lot of differences in my set up, but I have seen lots of bloggers complaining of issues due to the implementation of that European law about privacy. So you might want to search for information about that. It is so confusing!

Leslie Miller said...

I'd never guess that was a napkin! It's very pretty and makes a wonderful background. It's just the sort of print I love in designer paper because it does work so well with flowers or just about anything. Cute flower pot. I had that die set out looking at it the other day. I like how you rounded it and those flowers are darling! Connie, email notification has been a problem since some Blogger changes. Leave a comment on your post, then click right below your name where it says "Email follow-up comments to (your email addy)". That will get all comments on that post to your inbox. Until Blogger fixes the problem, that's the only way.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and love the napkin, so realistic.xxx[aussie aNNie blog]

aussie aNNie said...

Connie as Leslie said, the box where you comment has changed at the bottom where you "choose an identity." Instead of choices now, there is just one and under that it says "Email follow-up comments to ... (your name)." So when you do a post, immediately leave yourself a comment and check the box and then every comment you get will appear in your gmail inbox!

Donna Phelan said...

1st off, I too was having the lack of email comments, and was able to fix with everyone's suggestions, thank you! Secondly, I adore your card! That napkin makes for a lovely backdrop for your beautiful pot of flowers! The pot is lovely and the flowers are so pretty! Lots of dimension here! This makes me soooo happy! Well done!

Beth Norman said...

Sorry for your troubles. How annoying.

I love this card and am intriged by the napkin. I've yet to use one on one of my cards and I always say "some day." Thanks for the inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

Thank you Leslie and everyone for the info on my email notifications, I appreciate it!

Diane said...

Wonderful dimension and very clever using a napkin, makes for a great design Connie.

Hugs Diane

Janice said...

That beautiful napkin has made a gorgeous background. A really pretty card.

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Lowcarb team member said...

This card looks so good.
Blogger can be so annoying! We are hoping it will sort things out soon!

Take Care, and my good wishes

All the best Jan

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Connie. Love the touch of dimension of the pot. The layered flowers are gorgeous. It would cheer up anybody's table. :)