Thursday, September 24, 2009

Eye Love You Flower Pot

This is a late posting: Here's my version of the various Flower Pot Cards out there. This card was inspired by Cindy (see her blog 9/21/09 for her version). There is a tutorial for a Flower Pot Card on Split Coast Stampers ( My version card finished size (including the "eye" flowers") is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (Yay!) and the measurements are slightly different.

Here's the message inside the pot:

Look! And here's a close-up of the three "blood shot eye" flowers.

Back of message - another scallop circle used in the back - looks "cleaner".

Here's the pot: sponge with black ink, ink edges with Craft White ink on those tag punch tombstones and stamp "BOO". The grass is part of the Jumbo Snowflake punch. Tear a scrap of Close to Cocoa for the ground and adhere. Tie with the Black/White Gingham Ribbon and add SU Exclusive die cut Little Leaves.

Back of pot:

To create the concept of this project, I started off using scrap paper to "play" with getting the measurements for a card that would fit into a regular envelope. As you can see, the cut Jumbo Snowflakes did not make it to the final "cut" in the project.

Measurements for this project:
Pot: Start with (1) 4" x 6-7/8", on the 4" side: score 7/8", and 3-7/8". The 7/8" section is top of the pot and is to be folded over. Fold over the 3" section. At the bottom of the fold, measure 3/4" from the edge (sorry_ I forgot to put this measurement on the photo) and 3/8" from the top fold edge (as shown in photo). Cut out section. Finished pot shape is in the center photo.
Message slot: cut (1) 4" x 2-1/4", cut (1) 3-3/4" x 2"

Sponge the pot with Black ink (no need to sponge the snowflake pieces - they were not used):

Use Small Tag Punch for the Tombstone, use Craft White Ink for the edges. Stamp message, add Old Olive grass(part of Jumbo Snowflake).

To make those eyeball flowers: 1/2" is for the pupils and adhere with a dimensionals, then 1" for the white of the eye, 1-1/4" for the message around the eye balls. The message around the eyeball is from Batty for You stamp set. Use a Real Red Stampin' Write pen to make the eyes blood shot. Use a white gel pen for the pupil. Adhere to the scallop circle with dimensionals.

  • Stamps: Batty for You, The More the Merrier (Level 3 Hostess), Boo (unknown)
  • CS: Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Black, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Close to Cocoa
  • Ink: Black, Craft White
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Little Leaves Die, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Small Tag Punch, Jumbo Snowflake Punch, White Gel Pen, Real Red Stampin' Write Pen, Dimensionals, 3/16" Black Gingham Ribbon

Thank you for visiting today................hugs!


Kylie said...

What creativeness!! (is that a word?) I wish we celebrated Halloween here. Even so, we should be able to get the stamps. They are so ghoulie!
Kylie xo

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! I might have to case this for my 7 & 5-year old boys, They love stuff like this:)

I'm a fairly new subscriber to your blog and I'm really enjoying it. Your work is very inspiring.

Have a wonderful day!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh cool, love it!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Soooo very clever - you always inspire with your unique take on things!

eunice said...

Hi Patti...sorry I've been mia for awhile...saw all you've been doing & as always, everything is so awesome!!!

Inking Idaho said...

OHMYWORD!! This is so creative and so awesome and so something YOU would think of! I love it!! Great, great card!!

Regina said...

What a great Halloween pot! You are so creative!
Enjoy the weekend!

Marlene said...

Soo Creative!! Great Job!!