Flower Power – Gingham Card What I used 15cm square white card Flower Power stamp Blue gingham paper (8cm x 15cm) Pale green pearlescent paper (7cm x 15cm) Charcoal VersaColor inkpad Small piece of blue pearlescent card for pot Small pieces of plain white card White grosgrain ribbon (15cm) Blue wire (25cm) 4 blue crystal flower embellishments PVA Glue Sticky tape 1mm thick double sided sticky pads Double sided tape Gingham Card Instructions 1. Cover left side of card with pale green pearlescent paper and right half with blue gingham paper – cover join with white grosgrain ribbon. 2. Ink up Flower Power stamp with charcoal ink pad and stamp once onto spare gingham paper. When dry cut out around the image. 3. Wrap blue wire around a pencil to make a spring then remove and flatten. Pull the ends to make the springy stem adjusting the flattened coils to make them even. 4. Matt and layer 3cm x 3cm gingham squares onto 4cm x 4cm white squares then onto 5cm x 5cm pale green pearlescent squares. Mount both finished squares onto gingham side of card as shown using double sided tape. 5. Cut a 3cm x 3cm square from pearlescent blue card then shape sides towards the bottom to make a flower pot. 6. Stick one end of coiled wire to back of pot and other end to back of flower using sticky tape. Make sure it is stuck firmly. 7. Mount pot onto left side of card using double sided sticky pads but leave flower head free to wobble. 8. Stick a crystal flower embellishment to the pot and three to the ribbon using PVA glue and finish the card with peel off greetings. Flower Power – Handbag Card What I used A4 white card Flower Power stamp Green Apple Polka Dot paper by Lasting Impressions Strip of white card 11cm x 1.5cm Lime green grosgrain ribbon (15cm) Versacolor inkpads in Amethyst and Heliotrope PVA glue One lilac crystal flower embellishment funky fibres for handle (approx 30cm) Fancy edge scissors 1mm thick double sided sticky tabs Double sided tape Handbag Card Instructions 1. Print bag template below, stick it to card then cut out around the outline – you can use this again and again to make more cards. 2. Stamp two Flower Power images in Amethyst and three in Heliotrope onto white card. When dry cut out all the images. 3. Fold a piece of A4 white card in half. Place template against folded edge, trace then cut around outline leaving fold intact. 4. Cover front of card with Green Apple Polka Dot paper trimming edges to match card shape. 5. Use double sided tape to stick green ribbon to top edge of narrow strip of card wrapping ribbon around to back of strip to neaten, this leaves a narrow strip of white card still visible. Cut along this long edge of visible card using fancy edge scissors. 6. Poke a hole through each end of ribbon card strip, thread through funky fibres and tie in a knot to form a handle. Then stick ribbon card strip to folded edge of card using double sided tape. 7. Attach flowers across front of bag in a curve alternating colours as shown and glue crystal flower embellishment to centre of ribbon card strip with PVA glue.