There are a couple of cool things about this particular blog post.
The first thing is that this is POST #1111! <insert a little squeal here!> Not knowing what I was doing way back in September 2012, when I first launched Paper Seedlings, my posting schedule was a little erratic. What?! What I just said implies that I DO know what I'm doing now. Not really. Although I have become religious about posting each and every Tuesday and Saturday. I'm still fairly clueless about this computer business.
Initially, when I started Paper Seedlings, my intent was to plant little creative paper ideas into my readers' brains. To this day, that is still my intent, never having deviated from that original plan. With each post I write, I hope to instill ideas that you may have already known, but forgotten, to teach you something new, whether it's a technique or a different way of looking at things, OR how to use what other "normal" people would consider garbage (gasp!) in your papercrafting.
The card I feature today has maybe a little different look from what you're accustomed to seeing from me. But, I love the fresh and modern feel of it. I hope you do too!
The precious plant in its terra cotta pot is from the Plentiful Plants stamp set, found on Page 63 of the Annual Catalog. Not only does the set boast some cool plants and coordinating pots, but also some really useful sentiments. Check it out!
Not a lot of dimension, I almost think you could get away without additional postage to mail it. Love that!
Here's a quick tutorial on how to make a card similar to this.
Soft Succulent cardstock
Cajun Craze cardstock
Woodgrain Designer Series Paper
Cajun Craze ink
Shaded Spruce ink
Plentiful Plants stamp set (page 63, Annual Catalog)
Through It Together stamp set (page 69, Annual Catalog)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Beautiful Shapes Dies (page 169, Annual Catalog)
Silver Metallic Pearls
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
To this card base, add a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 5".
From a woodgrain Designer Series Paper, die cut a banner that measures 2" x 3 3/4". With a smaller banner die that measures 1 1/8" wide, cut another from Soft Succulent cardstock. Adhere the smaller banner to the back of the larger banner, leaving about 3/4" extending at the bottom.
Add the baanners to the card front about 3/4" from the top of the Cajun Craze and about 3/8" from the left edge.
On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the pot in Cajun Craze ink, and the snake plant in Shaded Spruce ink. Fussy cut these two pieces, leaving a white border all around.
From Soft Succulent cardstock, die cut a hexagon that measures 2 1/4" across. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the plant in the pot onto this hexagon, lining up the plant with the top of the pot. Add three silver metallic pearls around the plant.
Adhere the finished hexagon to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
On a piece of white cardstock measuring 1/2" x 2 1/8", stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink.
Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to add the sentiment to the lower right corner of the card.