The Gift Challenge at Moxie Fab World is another celebration of their issue – 350 Cards and Gifts! Click on the following image to get more details for this challenge.
My great-niece is turning five today! Yea!!! We are celebrating her birthday on Saturday – and one of the items I am gifting is this item to hang in her room.
I started with a solid, circular, green piece of styrofoam (found in the floral section of the craft store). The styrofoam is about 2″ wide and about 8″ in diameter. After printing off the sentiment on cardstock, I die cut and glued it to the front of the styrofoam. I stamped several 4.25″ x 5.5″ panels of Neenah Solar white cardstock with Rubbernecker Stamps Zebra Background (http://www.rubbernecker.com/zebra-background.html) in Hero Arts Neon Pink, Neon Blue and Neon Orange.
The MFT Die-namics Upsy-Daisy dies were used to die cut the stamped panels into flowers. Leaves were die cut from green core-dinations paper with leaf dies from the same set. I also cut a few green branches with a die from the Taylored Expressions Branches, Banner and Bloom die set (which you can see in the center of the piece). The centers of the flowers were created with Viva Decor’s Paper Pen in Sunny Yellow.
The outside width of the styrofoam was wrapped with 2.25″ white grosgrain ribbon. I lined up the edge of the white ribbon with what was to be the “front” of the piece where I would glue the flowers. This left a little over a quarter of an inch of the ribbon to glue down on the the back. Another sheet of the green core-dinations paper (same color as the leaves) was glued on the “back” of the styrofoam piece to finish the back of the piece.
A checked 1.5″ Offray ribbon (from JoAnn’s – http://www.joann.com) was wrapped around the outside edge – centered on the white grograin already adhered to the styrofoam – and glued in place. I then used another length of the same ribbon to create the “hanger and bow” to set the piece in. It was adhered it with Scor-tape on the inside lower half of the hanger.
For the wooden bird cage embellishment (from Michael’s – http://www.michaels.com), a scrap piece of the same green core-dinations cardstock was glued to the back. Kool Tak clear dimensional foam adhesive was used to adhere it to the front of the styrofoam piece, before I put on the flowers. It is embellished with bling from my stash. A piece of hemp jewelry cord is used for the bow at the top of the cage. Here is a close-up view –
Hope you all are having a fun, crafty day! Your comments are most appreciated! Hugs!