I had a great plan involving lollipop trees but don't they say that the best-laid plans go awry? Mine went completely skew-whiff! Eventually I came up with this:
What is it? I'm not sure... I went into a little world of my own when I was making it and, when I came out of the little world, this is what had happened! I know that there is no plant on this earth that looks like this and while some people might call it artistic licence, others would call it taking liberties!
Globe asparagus? I've no idea really!
This is my favourite bit! I thought the scallop trim border looked like victorian garden edging in Cajun Craze and I do love those little tags tied up with linen thread.
Here's how to make this card:
- Cut an A4 sheet of Crumb Cake card stock in half vertically. Score and fold in half to make a card base.
- Using Always Artichoke ink, stamp some stems onto the card front and add some leaves. Cut some of the artichoke shapes out of Greenhouse Gala designer paper (DP) with sharp paper snips and glue to the top of the stems.
- Cut a 9.75cm x 4.25cm piece of coordinating DP. Decorate the edge of some Cajun Craze card stock with the scallop trim border punch, trim to fit the paper and glue under the edge.
- Use snail adhesive to position a length of Early Espresso 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around the DP and tie it with a piece of linen thread.
- Stamp a decorative border and sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set onto a scrap of Crumb Cake card stock and cut out with the jewellery tag punch. Cut another tag out of Cajun Craze card stock. Pierce a hole in the tops of these and push the linen thread through them. Finish with a bow.
- Glue the DP panel onto the card front.
Stamps: Tiny Tags, Greenhouse Garden (stem), Just Believe (leaf)
Ink: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Other: Medium jewellery tag punch, scallop border trim punch, linen thread, Early Espresso 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
While I was making this card my youngest son wandered into the room. "Thank the Lord for underwear!" he announced in a heartfelt way. I asked why (rather bravely I thought!) but he had already left the room. So we shall never know what dreadful disaster had been averted by his trusty underpants!
Thank you for visiting me today. I shall be back tomorrow so do come back and join me if you have a minute.