Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine's Fountain

Fountain, you say? Why yes, a fountain of love for Valentine's day! As soon as I saw the Petal Cone die, this little centerpiece came to mind. I know, not very practical, but kind of fun, don't you think? What? Oh, you need to see more of it before you can decide huh? Ok, here you go.

Here is the whole thing. I basically made the petal cone and trimmed the tip off. Then I cut a 5" circle and glued the petal cone to it. Then I cut ¼" strips of vellum cardstock to create the hearts erupting from the tip. The little hearts are all made with the Heart to Heart punch and the small Heart punch, jazzed up with sponging and white gel pen accents. After gluing the hearts to the vellum strips, I curled the vellum with a bone folder and adhered three strips per side inside the tip.

Here is a better look at some of the hearts. I know, I went a little overboard with the gel pen, but I think they are adorable! I took these pictures about a month after I made this, so as you can see, it has really kept its shape.

The centerpiece heart is two Full Heart punches glued to each other with a strip of vellum sandwiched between. And the "love" heart is punched out with the small Heart punch and popped up on a partial Dimensional. I used Crystal Effects to apply the Champagne Glass Glitter around the edges.

I also used the glitter on the base. And it just wouldn't be complete without more Signo white gel pen!
  • Stamps: I (Heart) Hearts
  • Paper: Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Vellum cardstock
  • Ink: Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler
  • Other: Big Shot with Petal Cone die, Signo white gel pen, Crystal Effects, Champagne Glass Glitter, Full Heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, Small Heart punch, Pinking Hearts border punch, sponges, dimensionals

And one last view of the Valentine's Fountain! I would love it if you would make your own and link to it in a comment :)

And don't forget, Blog Hop coming!


Heidi Baks said...

What a great idea! I was working on a Valentine wreath yesterday, and thought I hadn't seen a wreath from you lately. I was wondering what home decor you were working on... :)

Sunflower Stamper said...

Very cute!!

Yapha said...

Wow! What an amazing centerpiece!! Makes me want to have a Valentine's Day party just to use it! So fun & pretty!

Cindy said...

What an adorable centerpiece! You are so clever.....wish I had half your creativity!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

You are so clever girl! Too cute love it!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

How fun is this? What a creative way to use the Petal Cone die. I'm kicking myself for not pre-ordering that bugger! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Timko said...

How awesome is this??!! Love it!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

so much fun! I love all the hearts spewing out!

Shelley said...

Fabulous! Great idea!


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