So often, roaming the aisles of my local Dollar Tree yields something that can be used very well in one of my cards. I delight in that happening, and is usually one of my main reasons for making a trip to the store, that hope of discovery.
The adorable little wooden row of flowers and butterfly was a perfect find for a card, and I was anxious to put it to work!
I left the wooden piece just the way it came in the package, not doing a single thing to enhance it. I thought it was wonderful just the way it was, deciding to add color in its surroundings instead.
Here's a brief tutorial on how to make a card like this, if you are lucky enough to fine a cute wooden addition like I used on my card. Actually, I was just at Dollar Tree yesterday, and, while I didn't see this actual piece, they have LOTS of unfinished wooden pieces that can be used for this project. Do a little wandering there, if you get the chance!
Pool Party cardstock
Designer Series Papers with Pool Party and Old Olive colors in them
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Small Hello die
Old Olive ribbon
Hemp Cord of Linen Cord
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Pool Party cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
To this card base, add a 3 1/2" x 5" piece of Kraft cardstock.
Using a retired tag die, cut a tag from Designer Series Paper that resembles clouds.
To the bottom of this tag, add a 1" x 2 1/8" strip of green DSP that gives the feeling of grass.
Adhere the flowers to the tag, so about 3/4" of the "grass" shows beneath the piece.
Die cut a small "hello" from Pool Party cardstock and adhere it to the grassy portion.
Loop a 6" piece of Old Olive 1/2" ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag and tie a bow of twine near the tag top. If desired, cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle to the length you prefer.
Add the finished tag to the card base.
A flower blossoms for its own joy.
- Oscar Wilde -