Monday, January 30, 2017

#GDP071 in 3D - Collapsing Flowerpot

Hello again, I was so tempted by the 3D challenge over at the Global Design Project this week, that I have just managed to complete & squeeze in another project.  I also used the colours from the new Color INKspiration Challenge #02 (there is more detail on Color INKspiration down below):-

H2 Designs | 3D Collapsing Flowerpot with Home Sweet Home dies for #GDP071 & Color INKspiration #02

This little project was inspired by a pop up pot card die from Karen Burniston.  I thought that I could create something similiar using the SU Home Sweet Home dies.  I did manage to create a pop up pot, which I filled with flowers & foliage, then layered onto a circular doily shape.  The pot can be "flattened" for transport.  

There were lots of construction issues I had to overcome, the first being that the Home Sweet Home die creates a rectangular house, not a square one.  I solved this by folding my cardstock in two & layering the fold line on a score line in the die to create one piece with two house fronts.  I repeated this to make the remaining two panels.  The lattice grid inside the house which supports all the foliage was trimmed down from several pieces of house fronts & then locked together inside the top of the pot (see bottom left picture).  The pot is held to the base by two tabs that I cut into the white base piece & then attached up inside the pot with strong tape (top right picture).  If you have ever made a pop up before, you may have discovered that is doesn't sit flat, that is because you might have a folded piece of cardstock inside another piece of folded cardstock, which causes buckling.  To get everything sitting flat, you should only have one folded layer, then any other layers need to be split, so they butt together when the project is open (you can see the splits in the scallop & mint circles in the top right picture).

I had a lot of fun & a great sense of satisfaction working out how to create this project, but I definitely don't need to make another one anytime soon, lol.

Thank you to everyone at GDP for inspiring me to create another 3D project.  You can find all the DT & gallery projects by clicking on the icon below:-


Here are the challenge colours for the Color INKspiration challenge:-



This is a new challenge that is run on Facebook, so you don't need to have a blog to join in the fun! The very talented Bronwyn Eastley is the creator of this new challenge & you can find out more about Challenge #02 on her blog here.

I must say I was VERY challenged with these colours - I love Soft Sky & Mint Macaron, but Garden Green & Wisteria Wonder don't even get a mention on my "go to" list.  I love the outcome of these colours, with the blues & greens mingling in the foliage with nice crisp white flowers.  

Thanks to both Teams for your fun challenges & thanks for stopping by!  :)

PS You can see my first #GDP071 entry here.


Project Components
All Stampin' Up! (some retired)

6 comments:

Louise Sharp said...

Another gobsmacking project Helen - WOW! I'm floored. And even though you found these colours a challenge - how gorgeous do they all look together in the project! Simply lovely. Thanks for playing along again to the GDP this week. xo

smueller said...

It's such a wonderful project!!!

Cheryl said...

So talented! This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this! So pretty to look at!

Carole Anne Patterson said...

Those projects are amazing. The house knocked my socks off!!!

Paula Dobson said...

I hate to say it, but you do have to make another so you can do a step-by-step tutorial. This is such a cool project Helen! You never cease to amaze me ♥

Peggy said...

Absolutely amazing!