Friday, March 23, 2018

A little z box pop-up garden birthday card for someone special

 I have been thinking about this card for a while now-I thought a garden of flowers would be perfect using this z box pop-up template.

The base is Pool Party - I dauber'ed some whisper white ink to make some clouds in the sky although hard to see.  Stam the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet in Soft Suede.

I diecut the fence-  I collect all these dies so not sure which company this is from- I let the end not cut so I could extend the fence the whole 11".    the tree is from the retired Beautiful Branches but I guess you

could use any tree die in chocolate chip and Old Olive.    Added strips of crumbcake to make the soil in the middle for the sunflowers to bloom from.
The little flowers, leaves and branches are from a Tim Holtz die, retired SU Botanical blooms framelit and little flower stamps I got from Michaels for a $1  over the years. 
 The sunflowers are the centers of the SU retired Beautiful Bunch stamped with soft suede on daffodil delight CS punched out with 7/8 "
scallop punch- see image end of this post.  I colored in the center with bronze Stampin Blends to contrast.  The leaves below are from retired Botanical Blooms in different green CS.  I used a 1/4 inch strips of clear plastic- cut from packages with glue dots on both ends to keep the blowers from drooping.  They are clear so pretty invisible.

My most favorite of all is the little graduated star flowers.   It's from the  Star Border punch- you punch once and you get all these little stars that fit perfectly on a little branch of leave to make such a cute little stick of flowers.  I did add a little starburst in center of each flower with real red and in case of the yellow flowers with soft suede to add a little depth.   Add some butterflies- the bigger butterfly is from You Move Me set- stick a few around here and there. Below is the card totally opened- This card has taken me a better part of a day to cut all the tiny pieces-  I love it and I hope whoever receives this will love it too.

the flower stamp with the center stamped- I use the little stampin spots for this- it's perfect for inking that little area.  The center of the flower colored in....


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