It has been awhile since we made a flower pot card and thought it would be a great Freebie Friday tutorial.
We actually used patterned paper for our flower pot base - black and vanilla polka dot. Cut your piece of paper 3-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score at 1-1/2" and 5".
We next need to for the flower pot shape. Open up the card (ignore the 1-1/2" folded over piece) and mark 1/2" in from the edges along the scored center fold. Measure from the top of the "pot" to the 1/2" mark and draw a line. This gives you the line to cut along. This will give you your tapered line creating your pot.
Next, create the insert. We cut a piece of black card stock 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" and layered it with a piece of Naturals Ivory cut at 2-3/8" x 4-3/8". We die cut three flowers - one Real Red, black and Natural Ivory. We punched three 1/4" circles in the same three colors for the flower centers. We punched five small ovals out of Old Olive. We then folded them in half and ran them through a crimper creating our leaves.
We then inserted the black and Naturals Ivory layer into the pot to see how far up to place our flowers. you want to cover the insert so you don't see it but be careful when you are gluing on the flower and leaves that you don't glue it to the pot. Otherwise, your insert will not slide out.
We used some pop dots for dimension. You can see what the finished piece looks like below.
You can also make this pot look very real by using a rust or terra-cotta colored card stock. Have fun with it and change flowers to fit the occasion or season. Thanks for stopping! Two Paper Divas - Melissa and Gayla