This is week two of my Crazy 4 Challenges challenge. I was originally asked to be a guest designer for the month of May, but I have recently been asked to join their design team permanently 🙂 I am really looking forward to being part of this very creative group of women, and the challenge posts will be posted every Saturday.
To check out the other talented cards in this weeks challenge https://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/
This weeks challenge was to make a Mother’s Day card with Flowers. I was thinking back to flower cards that I have made in the past and I came across a style that was popular a few years back where the flowers pull out from the flower pot, revealing the greeting (Pic at bottom of post). They were fairly easy to make but if your measurements were slightly off then the flower pot would be crooked, I thought that I would try using the Woven Basket Pop up die set from Karen Burniston and I am happy to say it turned out better than expected.
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The Woven Basket Pop up die set is a very versatile die set, it is originally designed to make a 3d basket but I used it to make this Pullout Flower pot card by making a few adjustments https://karenburniston.com/woven-basket-box-pop-up/
To make the flower basket for this card I cut out one set of the basket and 2 sets of the other basket parts for the weaving. I used Stampin Up cardstock Soft Suede and a SU designer paper.
I weaved the pieces together and I added a score line in the middle making it easier to fold in half (front to back)
I added plain white printer paper inside covering the weaving so the slider piece won’t get hung up, and I added a piece of double sided tape along the bottom so the slider doesn’t slide right through.
then I closed up the basket.
Next, I worked on the pullout. It is was originally cut at 2″ wide and 4″ long, I used a corner rounder on the top corners.
I slide the slider into the basket as far as it would slide in so I would know how low I could add the flowers.
The flowers and leaves for this card were cut out with the dies from the Woven Basket die set, the Flower Pot Popup die set https://karenburniston.com/flower-pot-pop-up-die-set/ and the Tree Pop up die set https://karenburniston.com/tree-pop-up-die-set/ I also used a few dies from my stash. The colours used are all from Stampin Up, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, and Garden Green.
I started adding flowers working my way from the back to the front, the front row was added with Stampin Dimensionals so the would sit over the top of the basket when the card is closed.
When adding the flowers I referred to an envelope often, making sure the finished card would fit inside when complete.
I added another panel to the back of the slider as I had added some flowers to the back and wanted to cover where they were attached.
I cut out the Mothers Day greeting three times and layered them one on top of each other.
Then I added it to the front of the basket.
The last thing I did was add faux water droplets to the center of some of the flowers, and Wink of Stella to add glitter to the Greeting.
to see another card with the Woven BAsket die set https://mymessycraftroom.me/?s=basket
This is a pic of a similar card I made years ago, I have to say I am much happier with the new version