Friday, January 18, 2013

Flower Vase with Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I hope that all of you are finding loads of inspiration with the January new release dies. I have been having a blast and I just had to show you another project that I have put together using some of the new dies as well as some 'oldies but goodies!'

I have had so much positive feedback from the last flower vase I did that I decided to try my hand at another version. This one with a bit of a twist : )

Here is a look at the finished vase, instructions are at the bottom of this post:




To make this vase I simply created a template by drawing a rectangle 4" wide by 7" tall. I then drew a line down the middle so I could find the center. Since I wanted the vase to be tapered I marked a line 1.5" on each side of center at the bottom of the rectangle and joined the top and bottom. Now I have my basic shape for my vase 4" at the top and 3" at the bottom.

Once I had the basic shape I simply needed to add a flap on the right and the bottom so I could glue it all together.

Here is what my template looks like:

Vase Template

I actually cut this 6 times, 3 with DP and 3 with card stock. Once all the pieces are cut, I scored each piece in the middle (2" from the left side) with the paper aligned at the top of my Scor-Pal.

My vision for this vase was to use the gorgeous Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily at the top so I layered 1 piece of DP and 1 piece of card stock together and centered the doily in the center and cut through both layers. After all 6 doilies are cut, place a piece of acetate between the layers to give something to attach the doily to.

Here is what the pieces look like before you start to assemble:


I hope you have as much fun with this as I did!

Here's a list of the dies used for this project:

B147 - Olive Branches
B151 - Cuties 3
B155 - Large Rose
B278 - Lady Kate Edger
C184 - Judy's Blooms
DL128 - Two of Hearts
DL235 - Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily
SF-3 - Stacker Flower 3

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Snowflakes! With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Have a Cheery Day!



5 comments:

Hussena said...

Wao!...What a beautiful flower vase...You have added such gorgeous details to it...!!...Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial & the template! :)

beadz said...

It's always so fun seeing what you come up with! This is just lovely!
hugs,
Gini

Sandy Hulsart said...

Gorgeous floral embellishment, Joann and a stunning vase!

Bonnie Brown said...

Beautiful vase and thank you for sharing the how to for it! Love the Tiny Doily edge on the top! Pretty!

Debbie's Time Out said...

Hi Joann
Wow awesome vase. Flowers are beautiful and love the lace doilys added to the top. Thanks for the tutorial.