|A Mother's Day Bouquet by design team member, Neil Burley|
Hi again! Once my eyes had adjusted to the fluorescent palette, there was only one project I could think of to showcase their wonderful zingy colours. This cheerful bouquet is packaged in a self-closing box made from a single A4 sheet of photocopy acetate (heat-proof). The bouquet itself is made from white card, two Wow! stamp sets and Wow! Fluorescent Embossing Powders mounted on a cone of card to get the height.
Here's how I did it:
Firstly, I constructed the box using my own pattern (available from the Templates section of my blog). Cut out the pattern from heat-proof acetate sheet, and score all the lines. If you have a laser printer, you can print the outline directly onto the acetate, but this will leave the lines visible, as in my example. I used the Wow! 'Brocade' stamp and a clear embossing ink to ink up the panels either side of the join and then embossed them with Wow! Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter.
Glue the tab down with a suitable glue or high strength double sided sticky tape. Once dry, fold the bottom tabs inward and hook together. Cut out a pentagon base from stiff card (template available here) and stick down on the inside of the box with high strength double sided table.
Next, prepare all your flowers and leaves. I used the Wow! 'Fauna' and Wow! 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' stamp sets and the Wow! Fluorescent Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green Embossing Powders. Stamp each flower several times onto white card using a clear embossing ink and then cover them all with your chosen colour. Tap off the excess, heat set and allow to cool. Cut out each flower/leaf and shape them slightly by rolling the edges between your finger and thumb or bending up the petals.
Cut out a quadrant shape of card and curl it to form a cone before sticking it down onto a second pentagon base - this allows you to drop the completed bouquet into the box. Stick down the flowers and leaves using Ranger's Glossy Accents or other suitable glue - I stuck flowers to leaves and the centre of the pink flowers uses the smaller version of the flower stamp. The centre of each flower has been highlighted with a drop of Liquid Pearls in Lemon Yellow and Pastel Raspberry.
Once everything is dry, drop the bouquet into the box, close up the top by latching the hooks round the centre and add a suitable peel off greeting to the front panel.
Here's the view from the back to show the cone, and the swirls of the clear sparkle embossing glitter:
[Total time to make: approx. 2 hours]
WOW! Shopping List:
- Wow! 'Brocade' clear stamp
- Wow! Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
- Wow! 'Fauna' clear stamp set
- Wow! 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' clear stamp set
- Wow! Fluorescent Pink Embossing Powder
- Wow! Fluorescent Yellow Embossing Powder
- Wow! Fluorescent Orange Embossing Powder
- Wow! Fluorescent Blue Embossing Powder
- Wow! Fluorescent Green Embossing Powder