Thursday, March 19, 2020


We're living in particularly "Interesting" times right now, but one of the nice things is that many of us are enjoying more home time, which might equate to more crafting time, which can't be bad, right? Hero Arts' Plant and Stand Dies from The Ink Pad plus a bunch of cardstock scraps add up to a fun and easy card with a nice fresh vibe:

I cut out all but the smallest of the leaves, from three different shades of green cardstock. I adhered the lightest shade leaves to the medium shade ones, placing them slightly offset, to get the effect of a drop shadow. I cut the plant pot from woodgrain paper and the stand from a scrap of dark brown cardstock and added just a tiny bit of shading to the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I affixed the darkest green leaves flat, but left the edges slightly loose so I could curl them up a bit. I adhered most of my double leaves with one layer of foam tape, but popped a couple of them even higher on two levels. I creased all of the leaves down that center score line for additional dimension.

The background paper is an index page from an old, falling-apart plant book, matted on terracotta cardstock. If you look closely on the lower righthand side, you can see the name of this species, Monstera Deliciosa! I borrowed a sentiment from Hero Arts' Bookcase Peek-a-boo set and trimmed it into a little pennant. An Eyelet Outlet Mini Ladybug Brad adds just a tiny bit of whimsy and a fun pop of red.

Just a reminder that due to the current conditions, The Ink Pad's Chelsea location will be closed at least for the remainder of this week, and online orders will ship on Saturday. Click the "subscribe" tab on The Ink Pad's Welcome Page to get updates on store hours and other news as it happens!


  1. love that plant. great layers and the newsprinty backdrop is perfect. Stay safe.

  2. Awesome card, great use of the dies, and you make index/dictionary pages look fab. I like the colours and design as well.


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