Hello everyone, it is Christine from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team. Today my poject is a Potted Geraniums pocket card. When making the card I first prepared the flowers and leaves, then made the card base, and finally added the flowers and leaves to the card.
Let’s get started by making the 7 geranium heads. Cut the geranium heads’ base layer from red cardstock 7 times. Then cut enough florets to make approximately 20 per head, You will be cutting 2 sizes, 8 at a time. Each little floret is made of 2 pieces, a larger one for the bottom layer and a smaller one for the top layer. (Refer to project photo and photo of dies.)
1. Using medium ball tool from Susan’s Deluxe Tool Kit place the base of the geranium right side down on the molding mat and rub in circular motion over the whole piece. Next lay the florets face down on molding mat and shape with the small ball tool. Turn florets over and with the small ball tool press down just in the center. Using a clear drying glue (Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive used here) attach the florets to the base adding until you have the desired look.
2. Using green cardstock cut the stems and bud calyx. Add a little PanPastels red iron oxide in the center area of the leaves. Place leaves right side down on the leaf mat and using the leaf tool put the lines in the leaves. Move the leaves to the molding mat and with the med ball tool shape the ends of the leaves turn leaves over and push ball into the base of the leave.
3. using small ball tool on the back side of the caylx push ball into center. Do the same with the tiny petals for the bud. Adhere the caylx to the base and the petals the back of the caylx.
4. To make the bacopa cut the vine from Susan’s CountryScapes Mini botanicals – Clematis, Ivy and small white star flowers from Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanicals – Rhododenron, Azalea, Primrose. Using a yellow marker put a tiny dot in the center of each flower. Place flowers on molding pad and using the small ball tool press in the center of each giving it a little dimension. Take the vines and place right side down on the molding mat and using the small ball tool press gently in areas on the vine to give it a little dimension. Adhere the small flowers to the vine using a clear drying adhesive.
The Flower Pot Card
5. Cut cardstock (Autumn Terra Cotta used here) 7-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ fold in half at 3-3/4″. At the fold measure in 1″ on each side and make a small pencil mark. Lay on paper cutter lining up the 1″ mark to the very top edge (see photo)
Cut off and repeat on the other side it should have the shape of a flower pot.
6. Apply clear double sided adhesive to the very inside edge on each side and press together this forms the pocket for the insert.
7. Cut a piece of cardstock 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and round the two lower edges with a corner rounder. Line up the straight edge with the top of the pot and adhere using Double Sided Clear Ahesive this will form the rim of the pot.
8. To distress the pot use a medium green ink and a cotton ball and rub different areas and then repeat with a white which gives it that aged look.
To Make the insert
9. Cut a piece of Autumn Terra Cotta cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″ measure in on each side at the bottom 1″ and make a mark. Measure up 3″ and make a mark. Line up on the cutter on the 1″ mark and the outside edge at the 3″ mark and cut your angle on each side. Using a corner rounder round the top edges and to round the bottom edges you will have to use scissors (my corner rounders did not fit).
10. Using the large oval from the Karen Burniston Accordion Oval Die Set cut an oval from white cardstock. Distress edges (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here). Adhere to the very lower part of the insert piece using Double Sided Clear Adhesive.
11. Stamp The oval in black ink using Susan’s Seeds of Thought stamp Take Time.
Building your pot of geraniums
12. Place the insert inside the card and then place your geraniums, buds, leaves and vines so that it pleases you. Once you have it the way you want it using a clear drying adhesive start adhering your pieces being very careful not to adhere the card and insert together. Some of your geraniums, leaves and buds will be adhered to the top of the pot and some will be adhered to the top of the insert and when the insert is in the card it looks like a full pot of geraniums.
Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to find all the wonderful dies and tools that I used today for my card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
1019 Susan’s Garden – Geranium
1035 Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanicals – Rhododendron, Azalea, Primrose
1036 Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanicals – Clematis, Ivy
772 Karen Burniston Accordion Oval Card
RS008 Susan’s Seeds of Thought stamp Take Time
808 Deluxe Tool Kit
810 Large Molding Mat
811 Leaf Pads
802 Fine Scissors
506 6mm Double Sided Clear Adhesive
30115 PanPastels Set 1
Other Supplies Used:
Close to My Heart Cardstock olive, white daisy, autumn terra cotta and crandberry
CT4 Spectrum Noir marker
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and will make one yourself.
Until next time!