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.


and finally...

You're done!

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


  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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