Thursday, June 17, 2021

Centerpiece

 I shared a card last time for the girl that got married last year, but because of pandemic we couldn't have a shower for her. Well I think most of her friends and family must have bought presents for her last year because when I went on the registry there wasn't much to pick from, well I decided to get this cake plate for her. After I bought it I remembered seeing a picture of a cake plate that had a decoration on it instead of a cake and I thought that was a neat idea for those times that you don't have a cake.  

I remembered for my daughters wedding we had bought a bunch of these plates that were clear and had center pieces on them for her table decorations, they were in my garage all wrapped up nicely so I grabbed one, washed it up and made some flowers to put on top.  Her kitchen colors are navy blue and her favorite color is yellow so that is what I went for to make the arrangement. I also found a candle with the scent of lemonade to put in the center :)


I shaped the flowers by cutting them out from patterned paper with my dies and then lightly inking the edges with a little darker yellow ink, then I flipped them over and lightly misted with water before shaping them using my stylus and a foam mat, the centers were made by crunching together two of the smallest dies in the set, each flower was 5 layers.  The smallest flowers were punches that I shaped the same way to fill in the blank spaces. I used blue patterned paper for the leaves too!


The doily piece below was cut with my big scalloped dies.

Just before I was getting ready to wrap the present I thought I should show you how it looked on the wooden cake stand I bought for her. But it was to big for my light box I use for my cards so here it is on a table near the best lighting in my house :)


It was fun to create a project to go along with the gift :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today and say Hi,

Connie 

13 comments:

R's Rue said...

It’s so pretty. Have a blessed day my friend.
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Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful. I'm sure it will be treasured xoxo

Esther Asbury said...

Those flowers are so beautiful and what a create way to use them! Such a lovely gift!

Kim said...

Oh, how lovely your gift is, Connie. The recipient is going to love those beautiful yellow flowers.

Gina said...

Just gorgeous, Connie! She will love it!

aussie aNNie said...

wow love making flowers and absolutely love your yellow ones here, a fabulous gift item and the candle all works in so well together. xx

Birgit said...

Connie this is beautiful, clever and such a great gift idea! I'll bet that lemonade candle smells divine.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done Connie that is one imaginative idea and skilfully done as well, very nice! Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Darlene said...

Oh my friend, what a FABULOUS idea and it's BEAUTIFUL! She's going to LOVE this! How special with your personal touches! GREAT thinking!!

Donna Phelan said...

Well isn't that fantastic! Love the colors and those gorgeous flowers!

Leslie Miller said...

That's a very nice way to dress up a gift and add to it at the same time! I love the cake stand you got her, and your handmade flowers are gorgeous! She'll love every bit of this!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely gift ...

All the best Jan

Janice said...

What a clever idea! A lovely keepsake, the flowers are gorgeous.