Tuesday 4 June 2013

Watering Can Card

It was craft night with the girls last night, and, after out tea and home baked rhubarb and custard cupcakes, complete with a hidden centre of home made rhubarb curd (recipe here on my baking blog), we made these cute watering can shaped cards.  The template for this is available, free, from Waltzing Mouse, you'll find it here.

 After cutting out the basic shape of the watering can from green card, I used a Versamark pen along the joins, where the welding would be, and heat embossed with verdigris powder.  I then sprinkled on some more powder randomly over the whole can and heated from underneath, for a patchy, weathered look.
The yellow flower was made with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and coloured with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, and the other two were made with Carnation Creations dies that I borrowed from a friend, I've got to get them, they're gorgeous!  The top flower was coloured with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.  The foliage was made with a Spellbinders die too.
The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the final touch is a little, wooden ladybird.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Artistic Inspirations - #44 - Shaped Cards
The Emerald Faeries - #44 - Dies and/or Punches
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #35 - The Letter "B" - Blooms, Buttons, Bug
Aud Sentiments - #81 - Sentiment With the Word "Friend"
Creative Belli - #170 - Flowers
Rhedd and Rosie's - #7 - Blooming Lovely
Bearly Mine - #89 - Dies and/or Punches
Creative Card Crew -  #37 - Dies or Punches
Papertake - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous design for the card cake look yummy Ginny x

  2. Love rhubarb, cakes looks yummy!
    Gorgeous card, lovely watering can with fabulous flowers, Kate x

  3. Those cakes sound delicious and your card is brilliant
    Wish I could join your craft evenings lol
    Hugs Kelly

  4. A fabulous card, love the flowers. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  5. Love the watering can and those cakes looks scrummy. Thanks for sharing at glitter n sparkle hugs trisha x

  6. Fabulous project. Love those flowers. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  7. fabulous card and scrummy looking cakes - yum xx

  8. What a fab card, great design, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT

  9. Beautiful watering can.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge.
    Hugs Julie xx

  10. Stunning card. Love the flowers and good idea of putting the buttons in the middle.

    Cakes look yummy. I darent look at your baking blog lol.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxxx

  11. Oh wow...where do I start! The cupcakes look so yummy...big fan of rhubarb so going to check out the recipe..tfs! And the card is so adorable with gorgeous flowers...so much talent girl!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Belli Challenge. pat k x

  12. Wow, Fabulous. Love those flowers and the soft colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


  13. so gorgeous wendy.fabulous shape and your flowers are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Great project, love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  15. Fab creation. I love your flowers.

  16. What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  17. Lovely thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle

  18. This is fabulous and perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.

    Joan x

  19. Awesome, love those flowers. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.


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