Today’s inspiration is from my yard, blooming Agapanthus. 

By Su Mohr for tgifc168; Featuring: Big Shot, Stitched Shape dies, burlap Ribbon, Subtle embossing folder; Click READ to go to my blog for details! #bigshot #botanicalpress #agapanthus #pressedflowers #stitchedshapes #sympathycards #flowersoncards

Botanical Press Agapanthus

Here they are in my yard two weeks ago. The height of their blooming period is July 4th, which is nice, but I wish they’d last forever.

It was once popular to preserve flowers by pressing them. Since the Big Shot is a pressing tool, I wanted to put it to work. I’ve tried this with Bird of Paradise, and a few others, so I was ready to see what would happen with my beautiful agapanthus.

I tried it first with just the stems. Neat, huh?

Next, the flower.

I peeled off the part that was loose, leaving some portion with real flower, and some with imprint.

I came up with the idea for the Stitched Shapes circle dies, because of the challenge at TGIF. I thought it was a great lay-out for my botanical press agapanthus.

I added a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock, which I embossed with the Subtle Texture embossing folder. And, I added a thin strip of Old Olive cardstock along the left side of the panel.

The sentiment, “With love and sympathy,” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. It is resting on Burlap Ribbon, fastened with Tear & Tape.

Now, off to see what needs pressing, hopefully, not clothes! Other than the flowers, my supply list is below, and clicking on the pictures takes you to my store. Please keep in mind, I’d love to be your demonstrator!


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