Monday 15 April 2013

"Pots" of Surprises on the Way

As the last of the snow melts away and sprouts of grass are struggling to free themselves from the long winter frost, the bugbelles have also returned from wherever ‘tis they retire to during the frozen months. These interesting creatures are part fairy and part insect, choosing to take up residence in various flora. I’m unsure what purpose they serve in the overall ecosystem, but they are good for a rousing game of Fuzion Frenzy.

I started this card by cutting the flower pot out using the Freshly Picked cartridge, embossing some of the layers with my Cuttlebug. I stamped the girl using the Dylusions “Pondering Petunia” set, placing her behind the pot. The banner I stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Bannerific” set, adding a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Sophie’s Sentiments” set. The background was this weird fibery-fabric paper I got at the Everything-For-One-Brass-Coin stand at the the market square. Now it may appear that all is conventional, but I didn’t really assemble the flower pot exactly as shown in the book....

*Gaaaaaaaasp* The flowers come out! I actually cut the blossoms away from the rest of the pot and adhered them to a rectangular base. With some clever use of pop dots, I was able to make the flowers go “in” the pot, allowing them to be pulled out. This earned me +281 innovation exp points. The sentiment I stamped using the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set. The only bad thing about this card, is if you were to mail it to someone, they would likely never know the flowers came out! You kind of have to give it to them in person ;)

On the inside I stamped some sentiments using the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set and the Lawn Fawn “Sophie’s Sentiments” set. I then stamped and paper pieced the gnome using the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set.

This purple-tastic papercraft will pop up in the following challenges:

After I lost 7 games of Fuzion Frenzy in a row to the ladybug bugbelle, I kicked her out of the Guild Hall. I am now convinced that the bugbelles retire to somewhere they can play videogames all winter long to sharpen their one - human OR fairy - should be that good at Fuzion Frenzy.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Sara S. said...

This is such a whimsical and charming card. Love those embossed flowers! Thank you for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle!

Unknown said...

Or if you send it to someone just put a little instruction inside ;-) I love your card fits TioT challenge perfectly, thanks playing along with TioT this fortnight

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, love the flower pot and removable flowers. Thank you for for joining us at TioT's this time.

Claudia N. said...

A great card with awesome creative thinking put into!!!! Add +19 innovation exp points, you get from me as a reward!!! LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing this with us at TioT!!!!

Claudia xx

Unknown said...

So very magical
I love this card

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karalschuknecht said...

I love this ingenious card and it has a spring has sprung feel to it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us this week.
Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card!! Love the flowers and flower pot!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Eemeli said...

Beautiful creation! Love that flower pot. Thanks for joining our "Spring has Sprung" challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Hugs from Finland, DT Eemeli

Unknown said...

Love how you did the flowers..... great idea! How very creative.
Thanks for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for Spring Has Sprung.
Trudy DT

Mrs.B said...

Great project, love the flower pot.
Thanks for joining us at TioT

Bee and Dee said...

A super card, love the layout and the moving part. Thank you for taking part in the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

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