T his is the second card in my Forever Greenery Series of cards. I cut out quite a few leaves for this one with the Forever Flourishing Dies. For a change I used one of the Gold Lazer-cut labels but I turned it around and sponged on some color and it gives the card a whole different. I felt that with the gold trim the label being gold as well was just a little to much for me.
Cut Instructions - DSP = Designer Series Paper
Card Base - Soft Sea Foam - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
Layer 1 - Gold Lazer-cut label
Layer 2 - Forever Greenery DSP - 2 x 4 1/4
Layer 3 - Pretty Peacock - 3 x 4 1/4 (leaves)
Garden Green - 3 x 4 1/4 (leaves)
Pear Pizzaz - 2 x 3 (leaves)
Whisper White - 4 x 5 1/4 (stamped)
Layer 4 - 1/2 x 4 1/4
Layer 5 - Whisper White - 4 x 5 1/4
Layer 1 - You will be working on the back of this piece.
You will need sponge daubers and Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam inks.
Taking turns with the colors sponge around the label edge and the leaves until you like the look.
Stamp the sentiment in Black Memento Ink then set aside to dry.
Once dry adhere to the card front (center top), you may need to trim a few of the leaves so it fits.
Using the Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Form three loops.
Adhere them with mini glue dots about 1 1/4" below the label starting from left to right. Spacing the same amount between each loop.
Note: Don't worry about seeing the glue dots as you will be covering the bottom of the loops with leaves.
Layer 2 - Adhere to the card front along the bottom edge.
Layer 3 - Using the Forever Flourishing Dies cut a variety of leaves from the different colors of card stock. (Not the Whisper White).
Stamp a variety of leaf images onto the Whisper White in Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam Ink.
Using the dies cut out the images.
Arrange card stock leaves and stamped leaves as desired with stem overlapping about 1/8" onto Layer 2. You may have to trim some of the stems.
Layer 4 - Stamp the spot image several times along this strip in Soft Sea Foam ink.
Adhere to the top edge of Layer 2 covering stems.
Form 2 more loops with the Gold Trim and adhere to Layer 4 with Mini Glue dots in the center.
Using the Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin Blend color in the very vanilla trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.
Tie a bow and adhere onto Layer 4 in the center covering the ends of the Gold Loops. Trim as desired.
Layer 5 - Stamp the Bud leaf image in the lower right hand corner in Pretty Peacock ink.
Stamp the sentiment in Black Memento ink onto the center then adhere to the inside of the card.