Today I woke up with the idea of creating a simple card with an asymmetrical layout. I also thought it was time to break out the Garden Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) again. As I was looking through the different sheets I was drawn to a leafy pattern on a crisp white background. I’m pretty sure I haven’t used this pattern before so that became my starting point.
Although I wanted the leafy pattern to be obvious I decided to also incorporate quite a lot of white in my design. So I cut the paper smaller than normal before mounting it onto Mint Macaron Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Then I wrapped some Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Once that was done I added the piece to a Thick Whisper White Card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
After that I took a strip of the same paper and mounted it onto a strip of Mint Macaron Card with liquid glue. Then I fixed the layered piece inside the card base towards the bottom.
Finally I glued one last piece of the leafy patterned paper to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then using Paper Snips I trimmed it to shape using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Now I had the card front, inside and envelope all coordinated with the leafy pattern. That just left one last thing to do, and that was the sentiment from the Rustic Retreat Stamp Set.
A A MILNE (OR NOT)
This particular quote is attributed by many to be by A. A. Milne. However others claim that it was not written my Milne at all, but added by Disney scriptwriters. Regardless of who actually wrote these lines, I love the sentiment and so I then stamped it onto Whisper White Card using Mossy Meadow ink.
Next I used liquid glue to mount the sentiment onto a piece of Mint Macaron Card. Then I added the layered sentiment to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was done.
Here’s a graphic with the leafy green colour palette used in the Garden Lane DSP Pack.
You’ll find other projects I’ve created using the Garden Lane Designer Series paper in these earlier blog posts:
- Take a stroll down garden lane
- Back down the garden lane
- Gravitating towards green
- Cow’s it going? Could be better