My sister-in-law showed up for Thanksgiving with this beautiful herb garden in hand ~ lucky me! I knew just what I wanted to use on a thank you card for her!
I combined Basket of Wishes and Live, Love, Grow to create (as best I could) a reproduction with paper and ink. This card is so cute, if I do say so myself! It is perfectly "me." When you figure out what your style is, it is fun to bring that personality out on each card.
It measures 4 1/4" square. I love square cards, but don't always want to pay extra postage for the shape. If you make it 4 1/4" square, it will fit into a Medium Envelope from our catalog and no extra postage will be necessary.
I started with a piece of Old Olive measuring 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4" to create the base. I embossed the front only of the base with the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Next I cut a piece of Always Artichoke at 3 3/4" x 3 3/4." A 3 1/2" square of Watercolor Paper is glued to the Artichoke layer after stamping and watercoloring the plant.
Stampin' Ink Pads used: Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, and Sahara Sand.
Coloring Tools and Accessories: Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, and Old Olive Baker's Twine
I covered the back flap of the envelope with a piece of Always Artichoke Designer Series Paper.
On the inside I layered Old Artichoke with Watercolor Paper, stamped a sprig from Live, Love, Grow, and a Thank You from a brand new set called All Things Thanks. It will be available when the Occasions Catalog comes out on January 4, 2017.
I hope you like my little card as much as I do! It was fun and easy to make. I used the Aqua Painter to color the basket, but found the Blender Pen to be easier on the plants. Give it a try!