Thursday, April 9, 2015

So Excited by Diane Zechman

Hello AI friends!
 
Today is my first day to share a card with you!  As I was thinking about which stamps to use, I found this AI set called His & Hers Gardening which is exclusively sold in Michael's stores.  The sentiment was perfect for my first post today!  It reads "I'm so excited I wet my plants!"
 

I have to admit, though, that I am a terrible gardener!  I do not have a green thumb (unless I'm getting inky!)  LOL.
You can see below that I punched a decorative edge on the BACK of my card.  I thought I would take a few pics along the way to show you how easy it is to do.
 

Before I get to the card design, though, check out how cute the gardener is close up!  I paper pieced her apron to match the card.
 

And here is a side view showing the gardener, flower pots, and sentiment circle popped up.


Now here's a little picture tutorial to help you make the card base.  I forgot to mention that you should punch the corner first.


next...


and finally...


You're done!


Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed my first card for AI!
 
 
 


8 comments:

  1. Awesome card Diane! Welcome to the Ai team! I love how you punched the card base! I'm going to have to try that! Perfect colouring too!

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  2. All of those colors are just perfect for spring! I can't wait for my flowers to up. (they're sure trying but no color yet) Beautiful card and border!

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  3. LOVE it, Diane!! The colors are awesome and completely love how you punched the back of the card! That looks really cool really adds an amazing touch! Fantastic!

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  4. Fabulous card!!! Love the border (great tutorial too!!). The coloring is fab, i love how you paper pieced the apron to match!!!

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  5. Fun card, Diane. This set is so much fun and I love the sentiment. Lovely coloring!

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  6. Thanks for the details on how to make your fun border! Great first post, Diane!

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  7. Hehehe, I love your card. That sentiment is a riot.

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  8. Awesome card, love the border and great spring colors! Great first post Diane!

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