Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Faux Wheat Grass in a Pot

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop!

Your hopping itinerary . . .
Previous Stop: Rockin' Paper, Scissors and Glue
The Beginning: Club Scrap
Next Stop: Craft Chaos

Have you noticed those little pots of wheat grass decorators place in restaurants, spas, and hotels? I always think it looks so fresh and trendy!

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I revisited a technique I learned from Michael Strong and created a silver pot of wheat grass for the front of this card.




Follow these steps to create the grass and silver pot . . .

1. Make a narrow fold in the edge of a 5x12" strip of Dark Green. The length of the paper does not matter. Scraps are perfect for this technique.


2. Cut along the edge of the fold to remove it. The result is a very thin, sturdy piece of "faux wheat grass."



3. Repeat the folding and cutting process to make a small crop of grass.


4. Trim each blade in half at a slight angle to create a more natural look to the cut edges.


5. Stamp the UM tile image from the Art Nouveau UM stamp sheet with embossing ink onto Dk. Teal Plain and sprinkle with metallic silver embossing powder.


6. Heat the powder to melt.


7. Trim away the four squares to create a smaller square pot for this card. (Use the original length for a larger application.)


8. Stamp a 4.25x6.25 Lt. Turquoise panel with the bamboo leaf image (Art Nouveau UM) and Sandstone ink.


9. Plan the appropriate number of grass pieces and positioning on the panel in a "dry run."


10. Adhere the grass to the art panel with a CS® Glue Pen.


11. Apply adhesive and Foam Adhesive Circles to the pot to accommodate the dimension of the grass. Cover the cut/glued ends of the grass with the pot.


12. Place additional elements and a stamped sentiment (Borders & Backrounds) onto the panel and nest onto a Brown matte and 5x7" folded card base. ("Hello" die cut from Memory Box.)




I think this technique could make some fun wall art, as well. I hope you give it a whirl!

Your next stop is with Hetty at Craft Chaos.

Efficiently yours,
Tricia


21 comments:

  1. Oh, Tricia, that is the cutest idea on a card!
    Thanks for sharing how you did that. I love this kit!

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  2. Tricia, what a great idea to take inspiration from a centerpiece... wonderful. Love the dimensions in your card.

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  3. Love it and remember Michael's technique and idea also.

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  4. Your little grass pot is adorable! What a cute idea! Have a great day Tricia!

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  5. Very effective, Tricia!
    Wonderful card for any occasion.

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  6. How clever is that grass. I am going to add that to my "faux plant" file. Love the cards

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  7. That is so creative!!! Love the faux plant pot!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  8. I had forgotten all about that technique. How perfect for this kit!

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  9. what a clever idea - another technique to add to my list of "to-do's".

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  10. Wonderful idea for such a pretty card!

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  11. What a cute idea to make the wheat grass! Love how you turned the block into a pot. TFS!

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  12. I remember this technique too. Transformations was PERFECT to recreate it. Beautiful card Tricia.

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  13. As always, Tricia, this is creative and beautiful!

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  14. You always think of the perfect thing, with the perfect kit, that has the perfect theme for a perfect project!

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  15. The faux wheatgrass is a perfect pairing with Transformations. Love the finished card!

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  16. I really love the faux grass and the silver embossing is a great touch! Beautiful!

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  17. I'm a little behind, ok I'm a lot behind. I loved that book of Michael's with all the plant images, that was one of the most fun little retreat in a box projects (making those cards) I think that was a RIAB?
    Hugs-Janet (who just can't get back to work!)

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  18. This is just a super fun fresh card. It looks so involved yet I feel even a beginner can do this. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Dawn! I hope you give it a try!

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