I made this card for my friend, Ed’s, birthday.
The bottom portion and the sentiment background are pieces of hand-made paper that I made with grass clippings. The leaves are from a scrub oak that I dried in a press. The top portion is black paper with a green center that I ran thru the Cuttlebug using the houndstooth embossing folder. I then sanded the raised area to bring out the green. I cut the sentiment background in the Cuttlebug using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 4 die…it didn’t emboss that well though. I highlighted the edges with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I attached the papers using my Xyron. I tied a ribbon to hide the seam of the two papers and added a textured brad to anchor the leaves.