Happy Easter weekend, friends!! Today, I and the other members of The Ton's Design Team have a special blog hop in honor of our fearless leader's birthday!!! You can hop around to all of the team member's blogs to get some serious eye candy. For my project, I was inspired by this image, found on Pinterest:
It reminded me of Effie for a couple of reasons: incredible peonies (the reason for which is self explanatory) and the overall feel of total classiness, which definitely reminds me of Effie's illustrations and general style. I started by stamping a ton (hardy har) of the peonies from Fresh Cut Peonies using the Peony Couture Color Collection onto white linen card stock. I then stamped the leaves using the new Crystal Garden Couture Color Collection. All of the images were fussy cut after being stamped. I know, I have the dies, but for some reason, I just felt like I needed to spend the time fussy cutting them all. I'm a weirdo. And, can I just say how much I'm in love with this particular green and pink combination?! Could NOT be more perfect together.
The bag/box is constructed from a small rectangle of the same white linen card stock. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (from Shoe Wardrobe Outline and utterly appropriate for the occasion). I wanted it to look super fancy, like something you'd get from a high end boutique florist, so I lined the edge of the box in Gold Foil Tape from the shop. After popping it up with some dimensional adhesive on a 5.5x5.5 inch square card base, I adhered some 1/4" white silk ribbon to the box for a "handle" and arranged my blooms, popping up a few of them to continue that 3D look.
A side view to see some of the dimension on those gorgeous flowers. I want them in real life. Gah!
Now, be sure to hop around to the rest of the Design Team's creations, because you are in for a treat!
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Effie!