Ant 1 × $2.50
Total Weight: 0.0176 lbs
The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in white 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!
The first thing we will do is cut long ways an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of red cardstock as well as a piece of white cardstock, into 1/4″ strips. You should have around 34 strips each of red and white paper, but you will have left over strips. Now weave these two sheets together with an over and under pattern until you weave a piece of paper a smidge bigger than 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4.
Cut a sheet of Scor-Tape paper to a smidge bigger than 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Remove one side and stick it to the woven paper. Die cut this woven panel with an A2 die.
Place the largest Waffle Flower die and the third largest together evenly spaced and tape together. Run through the Big Shot on green cardstock to create a frame.
From the nested square die set cut from white cardstock a 3-1/8″ square and from yellow cardstock a 2-3/8″ square.
From a sheet of foam tape die cut the hello and remove and save the center pieces from the letters. Use the same die to cut from a piece of green cardstock, remove the backing from the foam and apply the green, “hello.” You can also apply the paper to the foam before and cut it all as one piece.
Rotate the white square to be a diamond shape and using Fallen Leaves ink stamp the basket in the middle. Stamp the Mini Leaves in Shady Lane ink, stamping a second impression without reinking for a variation in color. Stamp the Tiny Strawberry in Tulip Red ink. Stamp the Tiny Strawberry Top in Shady Lane ink. Keep in mind that the leaf is set back on the rubber and so you’ll have to over compensate when using the StampRight placement line. Stamp the Tiny Flower in Charming Pink ink, BUT stamp on a piece of scrap paper first so that you’ll be stamping the second impression on your card. Stamp the Tiny Sprig in Fallen Leaves ink.
Color the basket with Burnt Ochre and Dark Brown pencils, the bee with Canary Yellow, the flower with Lavender, and Apple Green to fill in around all the elements. Color the sky with a Powder Blue pencil. Brush the edges of the white square with a blue blending brush (I had left over blue ink on mine, so use a blue dye ink if you don’t already have blue on the brush).
Place the white stamped piece on top of the yellow square, but turn the white piece so that it’s a diamond placed on top of a square (the edges of the diamond will come off the yellow square). Stamp the Tiny Ant in Fallen Leaves ink on the yellow cardstock around the white square. You can have the ants coming into and off of the yellow paper. Place the yellow piece into a basket weave embossing folder and emboss.
Now, let’s assemble! Glue the green frame to the woven paper. Glue the white cardstock to the yellow embossed square and glue that to the card, placing it closer to the bottom, leaving room for the sentiment at the top. Remove the backing from the foam tape sentiment and adhere it toward the top of the card. Lastly, glue to the card base.
For the envelope, cut strips of red and white cardstock (you might want to use paper to make folding easier) longways into 1/2″ strips of paper. You should get about 17 strips per sheet of paper. Weave those as we did the for the card and we are shooting to get a piece of paper that is 8″ x 8″.
Cut a piece of Scor-Tape paper to 8″ x 8″, remove the backing and adhere to the top of the woven paper. Cut an 8″ x 8″ piece of white paper, remove the other backing side of the Scor-Tape and adhere the paper. Trim along the edge of the white paper.
With the Scor-Envi in place, lay the paper strip side up and in the shape of a diamond on the Scor-Pal and score at 9″ and 3″ then rotate and score at 8-1/4″ and 3-3/4″. Clip the corners and fold. Choose the triangle you’ll use as the flap and punch it with a 1″ corner punch. Mark and trim the left/right flap and tape it all down as you do when making an envelope.