Botanical Layers, General Cards

Botanical Layers – Nature Walk

When my daughters were in Preschool and probably early elementary school, they would go on “nature walks” and collect leaves, sticks, flowers, anything that looked interesting.  These items would get glued to a piece of paper (or several) and little notebooks would be made so they could look back at the treasures they found.  My card today is kind of like that….but more of a torn page out of a notebook.

You might have been expecting another blue card since I am still using the Sun Prints Designer Series Papers.  But this time, I flipped the papers over to the reverse side and chose two of the Gray Granite  patterns.

There are only  4 patterns with that color and honestly, it’s not one of the first colors I reach for when I’m making a card.  But it does make a nice masculine card.

I used the Botanical Prints Stamp Set again and chose what I think looks like an underwater plant.  I inked up with the stamp with Gray Granite ink and then triple time stamped.  That means I inked it once and then stamped three times.  I stamped the middle image first then moved the stamp slightly to the right and then moved it again to the left.  As you can see each time I stamped the image got lighter and lighter.

You might have wondered where I got the notebook paper complete with the look that it was ripped out of a spiral notebook.  The little notebook edge die is part of the Blossoms of Happiness Die set.


I set that die right along the edge of my Basic White Cardstock piece and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  I then ripped off the bottom of the piece to make it look even more like a scrap piece of paper.  It’s a little bit covered up by the sentiment, but it’s there!


If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:

  • Botanical Layers Stamp Set
  • Blossoming Happiness Dies
  • Gray Granite Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4″ x 11″; Score and fold at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White Cardstock – Cut two pieces 4″ x 5 1/4″, plus a scrap for the sentiment and a piece 3 1/4″ x 4″ (die cut and then tear off bottom
  • Sun Prints Designer Series Paper – Cut 3 3/4″ x 5″ and a piece Cut 4″ x 1/4″
  • Gray Granite Twine
  • Ink: Gray Granite
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Don’t forget to add a little something on the inside.  Even Masculine cards need a little decorating there too!


Happy Stamping!



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