Learn how to make a pretty silk flower topiary tree and matching greeting card. Together they make a beautiful gift for Mums and friends and are sure to deliver a smile!
Cut white cardstock 10.5 x 30 cm.
Score and fold at 7.5 cm and 15 cm.
Cut 3 pieces of blue cardstock – 10 x 7 cm (2 of these) and 10 x 14.5 cm (1 of these).
Adhere to the white card.
Cut 3 pieces of “Flower Garden” paper – 9.5 x 6.5 cm (2 of these) and 9.5 x 14 cm (1 of these).
Adhere to blue card.
Die-cut 2 “ovals” from white card.
Die-cut 1 “lady” from blue card .
Using cArt-Us Ovals die-cut 2 ovals from white card. NB. Make sure the ovals are big enough to display the blue lady.
Adhere the blue lady to one of the white ovals.
Colour the 2 “ovals” and second cArt-Us oval with Viva Inka Silver.
With a smaller cArt-Us oval die-cut the centre from the (now silver) oval.
Placing the 2 silver “ovals” back to back adhere them together.
Adhere the white oval in the centre of the “ovals” and then using tiny pieces of double sided tape adhere the silver frame to the white oval.
Adhere the “oval” to the “stand-up” front of the card.
Cut a piece of white card 1.5 cm x 10 cm, cut a piece of blue card 1.25 x 9.75 cm and a piece of “Flower Garden” paper 1 x 9.5 cm.
Adhere these three pieces.
Using double sided foam tape adhere this strip to the base of the card.
Adhere a piece of Heart Drops lace below the strip.
Adhere some Dainty Daisies and flower to the strip.
Tuck the “Mother’s Day” sentiment from the Twelve Round Greetings under the strip.
Flower Topiary Tree
Colour the bottom section of the flowerpot with Viva Décor Inka – Ice Blue and the rim and inside with Viva Décor Inka – Silver.
Fill ¾ of the pot with FIMO and insert a skewer (I cut the skewer to approximately 14 cm).
Allow to dry overnight.
Put some glue on the top of the skewer and poke it into the spun cotton ball.
Using a strong glue decorate the ball with the blue and white flowers, covering the entire surface.
Wrap the skewer with blue ribbon.
Tie a bow with the sheer and blue ribbons around the skewer below the ball.
Use a small dot of glue to anchor the bow in place.
Cut a circle of light green card and punch a small hole in the centre then make a slit from one edge to the centre so you can place it around the skewer. (When I make another I think I would use Knorr Prandell Jute Grass, it would be easier and prettier I think).