How to add Roots to Climbing Orchid

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I have about 50 orchids, a small collection by Florida standards! Orchid gardening is my "brain refresh" when my creative juices quit flowing - LOL! Most orchids have roots that escape the pot, because they are "EPIPHYTES" (air plants.) So I decided to add that unique root element to my design. I used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thinlits Dies #143700 and cut off some curly ques that made perfect roots for my card create with the Climbing Orchid Bundle #143723.

Easter in August Dec. 2016 roots

Here is an example of healthy orchid roots - they prefer the outside of the pot!

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This orchid pot is a 2-1/4" Circle Punch which I cut off the top and bottom. Make some unique orchid designs by adding realistic roots! Try it!!

 


Climbing Orchid Bundle

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The Orchid is an elegant flower! It makes a heartfelt sympathy card. Can you see the little angel in the center??

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I used a bone folder and my thumb to curl the side petals slightly upward. The double ribbon treatment is simple, but adds a shimmery texture.

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Climbing Orchid Bundle

#145334 - $46.75

28 photopolymer images & 12 framelits


Climbing Orchid Simplicity

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I have about 50 Orchids in Florida where we live in the winter. I'm in two Orchid Clubs and most members have orchids in the hundreds!! I'm just a hobbyist, but enjoy their beauty! So when I decided to make up some sympathy cards, I grabbed the NEW Climbing Orchid Bundle!

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I stamped the orchid in Daffodil Delight and sponged Berry Burst onto the rubber of the center of the flower...then printed it. I love the way the center color blended out with a very realistic look. The dimensionalized center is just Berry Burst. The base card is Pink Pirouette.

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I wanted a stately, simple card and was pleased with these results. 

Climbing Orchid Bundle

#145334 - $46.75

28 photopolymer images & 12 dies

Climbing Orchid Bundle