PAPER: Old Olive (SU!), Groovy Guava (SU!), Nature's Sanctuary designer paper (Pink Paislee), Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink), Very Vanilla (SU!).
INK: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Old Olive (SU!).
ACCESSORIES: Labels 18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lavender Flower Soft, Flower Soft glue, COPIC Markers, SPICA glitter pen, i-rock hot fix tool and hot rocks gems (Imaginisce), Foam dots, Zip Dry, ATG, Scor-Pal, scissors, Rotary trimmer. Finished card size is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
BASE CARD: The accordian card is created using a sheet of green cardstock measuring 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". Put the long side of the paper at the top of your scoring tool, and score at 3 1/2" and 7". Turn the paper to the short side and make a mark at 5 1/2" on the short side of the paper. Line up the 3 1/2" score line, and your 5 1/2" mark on the trimmer, and cut along that line. Now you can fold the card accordian-style to create the base card. To get the coral mat layers for each panel sized just right, start with the same 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" paper, and score/cut the same way. Now, cut along the score lines to create 3 individual panels. Then trim 1/4" from the long side and 1/4" from the bottom of each panel, and mount these on the matching panels on the base card. Repeat with the patterned paper panels, trimming 1/2" from the 2 sides. For my card, I only mounted the patterned paper on the front and middle panels. SENTIMENT: Cut/emboss the next-to-smallest Label 18 from vanilla paper, and stamp the sentiment in green ink in the center of the label. Mount this on the back-most panel where it shows above the folds. BASKET: Cut/emboss a green basket using the "solid" basket die. Cut/emboss a peach basket using the "lacy" basket die. Trim the handles from both die cuts. Glue the peach basket onto the green basket. FLOWERS: Stamp the flowers portion of the image from the Botanical Floral Basket set twice on white cardstock, using the brown ink. Trim closely around the bouquet of one of the images- eliminate any of the basket image. From the other stamped image, cut out the large, center flower, and the two smaller clusters of flowers on each side of the center flower. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors: Leaves: YG93, YG95; Flowers: YR01, R21, R24; Floral spikes: V95. Add a little sparkle to the flowers using the Peach colored SPICA glitter pen.Put the full bouquet together with the basket, and mount this on the front panel. Add the individually cut out flowers onto their matching images using foam dots. Finish up by embellishing the purple spiked flower images with lavender flower soft - apply the glue, then cover and gently press the flower soft onto the glue. Add the green/gold hot fix gems in the middle of each open flower.
LISA LYNNE WRIGHT