- Cardstock – White
- Cardstock – Brown
- Cardstock – Kraft
- Scrap Paper
- Envelope – Kraft
- Paper Trimmer
- Scoring Board
- Embossing Folder – Woodgrain
- Die – Lawnfawn Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles
- Post-it Note
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor, Dark Umber
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor, Burnt Ocre
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor, Apple Green
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor, Powder Blue
- Colored Pencil – Prismacolor, Crimson Red
The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in tan cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!
In addition to the card base, we will need a piece of:
- Brown Cardstock – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
- White cardstock – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″
You’re going to make two of these. On a piece of white cardstock stamp the Mini Clay Pot in potter’s clay ink (you may want to do the other one in peanut brittle ink). You’ll want to pay attention to how you stamp this because you’ll fussy cut this and you want each stamped element to be intentional so it fits in the window nicely. Stamp the Tiny Flower Grouping in pink and red and the Tiny Stiltgrass in darker green. Fussy cut.
On the white cardstock (the piece that’s part of the card) stamp the Mini Clay Pot in your choice of orange ink and stamp the flowers and leaves the same way, but add in pear tart ink for the leaves as a second green color.
Create a mask for the Mini Clay Pot by stamping the top of a post-it note, fussy cut it out and apply it over the post that you stamped on the tag. Stamp the Tiny Clay Pot in light orange ink to the right and left of the Mini Clay Pot. Stamp the Tiny Flowers in pink and red ink, stamping a second time without re-inking for a variation in color. Stamp the Tiny Stiltgrass in pear tart ink and again in bamboo leaves ink. Stamp the hummingbirds in brown and color in with red and green colored pencil.
Create a mask for the potted plant grouping by tearing a piece of copy paper to a similar shape of the grouping. Cover the grouping and stamp the tree in bamboo leaves ink so that the base of the tree is stamped on the mask, making the trunk look longer than it is.
Using the colored pencils (in list above) color the tree trunk, shadow, sky, grass, and leaves.
Dry fit the stamping under the die cut frame, placing your fussy cut pots to see what works. When you have it where you want it, squeeze glue on edges and place brown frame on top.
Glue down fussy cut pots, then glue to the card base.
Ink up the tree in potter’s clay ink and rub off the ink that’s on the buds. On a kraft envelope stamp the tree on the flap. Fill in leaves with green pencil and trunk with brown pencils. Stamp the sentiment at the base of the tree.