Happy Earth Day everyone!!! I wanted to create something special for Earth Day. The thought in my mind was GO GREEN!!! That’s also this month’s SoShelli challenge. So why not combine both? I challenged myself to make a card that would scream GREEN but also that would have a hidden message about being eco-friendly!!! So I pulled my green paper scrap pieces (that I keep “just in case” I would need a small piece!) and I decided I would only use those pieces to make my card.
This is what I started with:
I also decided to reuse the packaging of the snail refill so that it’s truly a “recycled card”!
First step, I created a green background using Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green card stock pieces. I teared each one to make like a “field background”. I stamped the bonsai tree with StazOn ink on the snail packaging and cut it around… Here how it looked like:
Than I decided to reuse the scrap I just made for the background. I glued all the little pieces I had left on Natural white card stock and than embossed it with Square Lattice embossing folder. I finished my card by adding a frame around the bonsai and a nice saying that I love and that is very appropriate for Earth Day: He who plants a tree, plants a hope, by Lucy Larcom.
Here the finished card, I hope it inspires you:
Stamp set: Plant Hope (#117042)
CS and paper: Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green, Natural White, Early Expresso, Vellum .
Ink: StazOn Black ink
Tools: Big Shot, Square lattice (#119976) and Designer Frames (#123130) embossing folders, Modern Label punch (#119849)
Accessories: Mini brads silver (#122941)
I guess I was inspired because I decided to make another one! I liked how my background turned out, but I wanted to make it bigger. I had plenty of scrap paper left so that was not a problem!!! Here’s my second card that says “Happy Earth Day!” (or Bon Jour de la Terre!)
Stamp set: Plant Hope (#117042), Voeux Mignons
CS and paper: Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Garden Green, Natural White, Early Expresso, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Beyond the Garden DSP.
Ink: Garden Green
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits die, Boho Blossom punch (#119858), Word Window punch (#119587)
Accessories: brad brights