Monday, August 2, 2021

Plentiful Plants

 Hello my friends! I hope you are all doing well. You are never going to believe what happened in Kelowna this rained!!! I don't think I have ever been so excited for rain before in my life. On Sunday morning we got rain for about 3.5 minutes and I thought "how disappointing". Then in the afternoon it started raining again and it rained for a couple of hours. I know we desperately need more but every little bit helps. Before the rain, the smoke was really bad. It's still bad but it is a little better. Here is a view of Black Knight Mountain from my deck. It is the big mountain behind the little hill you can see in the foreground. Trust me, it is there....

I had the house to myself for the weekend as Doug went camping with the guys. I enjoy this time to myself every so often. How about you? I spent quite a bit of time in my craft room catching up and trying to get ahead on some things, I watched girl movies and ate whatever I felt like for dinner. It was lovely!

Today's card was one I made on the weekend. I made it for my friend Val. She has always said that plants come to my house to die. Sadly, she is not wrong. As I write this, I have two plants that I must throw out because they have died. One I have had for years and I think it just got too top heavy and broke. The other one has never done very well. When my grandson was 2, he pulled almost all of the leaves off of it. He did try to stick them back on but it was too late. I don't blame him for the plants death though. It was just a matter of time for this one.

This is why I love this stamp bundle so much. These plants are perfect for me because I can't kill them!

I started this card with a piece of Basic White cardstock that I embossed using the Macrame 3D embossing folder.

I stamped the first plant pot from the Plentiful Plants stamp set using Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider cardstock. I cut it out using the corresponding die from the Perfect Plants dies set. I stamped the plant for this pot using Soft Succulent ink on Soft Succulent cardstock and cut it out using the corresponding die. I stamped the second plant pot using Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze cardstock and cut it out using the matching die. The larger plant for this pot was stamped in Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut out with the matching die. The other plant does not have a stamp but I cut it out twice from Evening Evergreen cardstock. I adhered the plants to their pots.

I cut out the macrame plant hangers using the die from the set and Gray Granite cardstock. I adhered the plant hangers to the plant pots/plants using tiny dots of Tombo multipurpose glue. I looped a piece of Linen Thread through the top hole of each of the plant hangers and glued my plants to the embossed piece of white cardstock. I wrapped the Linen Thread over the top edge of the white cardstock and secured it at the back using scotch tape. I then attached the card front to a Garden Green Card base.

I stamped the sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink onto a strip of Basic White cardstock. I used the Banners Pick a Punch to cut a banner into both ends of my cardstock. I matted my sentiment onto a piece of Garden Green cardstock that I cut banners into both ends as well. I then added this to my card front using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Plentiful Plants Bundle

Macrame 3D Embossing Folder

Garden Green Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Gray Granite Cardstock

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock

Soft Succulent Cardstock

Cajun Craze Cardstock

Evening Evergreen Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad

Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad

Banners Pick a Punch

Linen Thread

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. Are you good with house plants or are you like me and plants die for you? I do have some that I am keeping alive but unfortunately not many do well for me. I was lucky enough to get my Auntie's hoya plant when she had to move into assisted living. Fortunately it is doing really well. It has not flowered yet since it moved into my house but it is growing well. I moved it last year to a brighter spot so I am hoping it will flower next year. I can always make a cardstock plant and know that it will not die.

Stay well and keep creating!


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