I turned to what is becoming one of my favourite new die sets, the Botanical Builder framelits. I haven't used them all yet, but several of the dies are so very versatile that I keep going back to them. I used the curvy leaves to divide the card diagonally. First I took a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using my Softly Falling embossing folder. Then I cut it diagonally with the leafy framelit. To add some texture and depth, I sponged the perimeter, including the leaves, with Soft Suede ink.
I planned to attach the Soft Suede piece to a full 4" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla. Before doing so, however, I sponged around the perimeter using Soft Suede ink and then stamped over it with the flourish image and the splatter image from the Timeless Textures stamp set. For the flourish I used Soft Suede ink offstamped twice to ensure a pale image. For the splatter I used Mint Macaron ink offstamped once to ensure a pale image as well. Then I attached the Soft Suede diagonally cut piece.
I wanted the open cut leaves to be in Mint Macaron and so took a scrap of the cardstock and cut it using the leafy framelit. I took the cut leaves and glued them into the open leaves of the Soft Suede. I took my sentiment from the Birthday Blossoms set and stamped it on the already stamped Very Vanilla using Soft Suede ink.
Finally I tied some strands of Gold Metallic Baker's twine around the piece diagonally and then mounted the piece onto a 4 1/8" x 5 1/4" piece of Mint Macaron, offset to show the Mint Macaron only on the Soft Suede side as well as at the top and bottom. I also offset these completed layers onto the base cardstock by not leaving any Soft Suede showing on the left side. I like the finished effect of this "double offset".
As a finishing touch I added some loops of Gold Metallic thread topped with a small punched Gold Glimmer paper heart.
Just a reminder that we're having a Design Team call for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This week's challenge is "anything goes". I look forward to seeing your creation and to any Design Team applications.