Friday, February 15, 2013

Violet Flowerpot Card

 I recently took a workshop at the Gingham Buttons 2 Scrapbook Store and made new cards using honeycomb paper. I also used a new and wonderful technique to color in my stamped images, which was suggested by another workshop attendee. The colors blend so soft and the look is lovely.

This card was made with an Inky Antics clear stamp set #11105MC Potted Violets.

I achieved a blended result in my work with rubber stamps without expensive materials. I used mineral spirits or gumsol, which breaks down the pencil color and a blending stump (a blending stump or tortillon is a cylindrical drawing tool, tapered at the end and made of rolled paper) distributes the color throughout the image. The technique gives a professional finish to my project.

Here are some photos illustrating the making of this card:

Some supplies I used for this new and fun to make card.

Print floral design on the inside of A2 size cardstock unflolded.
Print same floral design on scrap cardstock.

Color each print with woodless colored pencils.

Blend colors with Gumsol using blending stump.
Cut out scrap floral design image.

Print flower pot.

Shade flower pot and blend color.

Adhere floral design to pot (use foam dimensionals to create depth on the card) and then adhere to contrasting color cardstock as a base.

Add glue glitter to flower centers.

Trace and cut honeycomb pad in pot shape

Add two sided tape.

Center pot below floral in center inside at fold.
Adhere on both sides of the honeycomb flower pot.

For complete instructions and step-by-step photos of the honeycomb technique check

Gingham Buttons 2 is located at 5 Utility Drive #21 in Palm Coast, Fl. There are always tons of lovely supplies to check through! For information on upcoming workshops call Debbie at 386 446-5825.


R.Howard said...

Wow what a clever idea and just in time for SPRING!!!!

Anonymous said...


They are Fantastic!


Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

They are beautiful.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Lindsay Weirich said...

beautiful Carla, great tutorial!

Crafts a la Mode said...

Beautiful work! I love pansies! Best wishes, Linda