GORGEOUS Mother’s Day Cardstock Bouquet

May 10, 2013 by  
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Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson created this gorgeous handmade flower basket for her mother for Mother’s Day.
Here is a little bit about this project from Jennifer:
Mom’s always love to get a handmade gift for Mother’s Day so why not a bouquet of ‘flowers’ ….. Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock flowers to be exact :)
First, I adhered brown Shattered Cardstock to the outside of my ‘flower box’  and then added the ribbon around the outside top edge of the box and added a bow.  I stamped my sentiment on a white Core Tag and then ran it through my die cutting maching using a flourish embossing folder and then used a blue Core Bookmark and did the same thing but with a different pattern.  To make them work well together I cut the bottom off of the blue one and rounded the corners. I added a couple of punched leaves just under a twine tied button before adhereing this to the center of my bow .
Using some of my fave Core cardstock textures and colors I set to work punching all shapes and sizes of flowers before running them through my die cut machine with several different embossing folders !!  I sanded and adhered them all together keeping some flat and adding 3D foam to several as well.  I tied twine into some fun buttons and adhered them to the center of the flowers ….. I even got a few butterflies into the mix and added some adhesive backed pearls too.
I adhered each flower to a thin wooden kabob stick.  Once my ‘bouquet’ was complete, I added a styrofoam ball to the bottom inside and covered it with white crinkle cut paper.  Then I was able to gently push my flower ‘stems’ into the styrofoam and have them stand where I wanted them.
And another shot of all that embossing”
I love how this came together and now my mom can enjoy this pretty ‘bouquet’ all year long without ever having to think about watering it!
Supplies: Glitter Silk 6×6, Vintage Collection 6×6, Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6, Spotted Tillie Dot 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 4.25 x 5.5, The Whitewash Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Gemstones Pearlescent Finish 4.25 x 5.5, Core Bookmarks, Core Tags

Tools: Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Embossing Folders

Comments

8 Responses to “GORGEOUS Mother’s Day Cardstock Bouquet”
  1. Brenda B. says:

    So breathtaking and it won’t wilt!

  2. Ava Gavloski says:

    Gorgeous creation jennifer!!! Love all the highlights the core brings to embossing… gotta love the core for its colored core!!!!

  3. Jennifer, I wish I could see your mother’s face when you present this beautiful bouquet to her. She is going to love it! I have to agree with Ava – gotta a love colored core! TFS!

  4. Gorgeous Jennifer!

  5. Shaunte says:

    Just gorgeous!

  6. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – this is GORGEOUS!!!
    LOVE the colours and textures of the layered flowers and butterflies!!!
    FABULOUS gift that will bring ALL YEAR CHEER :)

  7. Elizabeth P says:

    Wish I was your mom – LOVE that bouquet !

  8. jennifer says:

    Thanks so much !! I gave it to her yesterday and she LOVED it …. she even texted me a photo of where she put it when she got home (and she doesn’t text often – so I think she really loved it ;)))

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