Friday 25 August 2017

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: 3D

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our 3D theme. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

For my birthday a couple of years ago I was given a beautiful orchid. I've been lovingly looking after it, but it hasn't flowered since the original orchids fell off. I've been patiently waiting for over a year for it to flower.

However as soon as I saw the new Climbing Orchid Bundle in this years annual catalogue, I knew I wanted to create some orchids for my plant while I waited for the real ones.

Gotta love how life gets in the way.........I created my paper orchids, which I copied from the picture on the plant tag, a couple of months ago but hadn't gotten around to attaching them.

Since making these orchids, my plant has grown a new stem with flower buds and once it appeared it grew so much faster than I expected - so exciting!

I've finally attached my paper orchids and I can't wait till the real ones open up so I can compare my paper orchids against the real orchids.

Here is my project:

How I made my paper orchids

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Holiday Catalogue inspired projects.

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You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (126944)

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (126948)

Climbing Orchid Bundle (145334)

Climbing Orchid (Photopolymer 143723)

Orchid Builder Framelits Dies (143747)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Silicone Craft Sheet (127853)

Non Stampin' Up! Products: Hot Glue Gun & Floristry Wire

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  1. This is lovely loving this gorgeous Orchid Set

    1. Thanks so much Vicki :) It really is a gorgeous set.

  2. Be sure to share a picture when the flowers open 😊

    1. Most definitely will share. I can't wait to see how they compare :)

  3. What a great idea to put your orchids on a real orchid plant! Gorgeous!! xx

  4. This is the first orchid that I've seen that looks real. What a fantastic job!

  5. I'm very impressed - not just with your creativity but also your ability to keep the plant alive for a whole year! Great job!

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie. I wasn't sure it would ever flower again, but I figured if I didn't look after it, I would never find out :)

  6. I think your plant just needed some encouragement! Beautiful job!

    1. Thanks so much Nina :) I think it did too, hopefully soon it is going to remind me just how beautiful it is.

  7. Beautiful idea Kirsten and amazing patience with your plant!

  8. Gorgeous Kirsten, I love your orchids! Your orchid must have got a bit jealous lol and thought it would show you how beautiful it really is ;)

    1. Thanks so much Kim :) Yes, I suspect it did as the new stem only started to grow after I'd made the paper orchids and then started growing so fast before I attached them. I am sure once it flowers, it will put my paper ones to shame.

  9. What a lovely idea! It makes you do a double take to work out if they are real flowers or not.

  10. What a great story!! I love the paper orchids they look so real - would love to see a comparison picture once it really blooms.

    1. Thanks so much Carolina :) I will definitely share some comparison photos once it flowers.


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