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Be the Change Card for the Inventor

Be the Change Card
for the Inventor

By: Bea Rosenleaf, Artistic Guide 

Finished Card Size:  5½" x 8"

Cloissoné Pot (Michael Strong Stamps)
entiment (I Brake for Stamps)
Medium Coral, Trés Jolie Collection, Baby (Girl) Floral/Corail Papier (My Mind's Eye) 
Metallic Bronze (unknown)
1 sheet 8½" x 11 White Cardstock 
VersaMark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko) or Perfect Medium (Ranger)
Coral Pigment Brush Pad (ColorBox)
VersaMagic Turquoise Gem Chalk Ink (Tsukineko)
Detail Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Marvy Heat Embossing Gun (Uchida)
3 Bronze Brads (Making Memories)
3-D Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Marvy Corru-Gator (Uchida)
Adhesive of choice
Small, sharp pair of scissors
Craft Knife
Cotton ball, cotton swap, or a tissue
1" Scotch Tape (3M)
Adhesive of Choice


  1. To create the card, cut white cardstock to 8" x 11". Fold horizontally to create a card measuring 5 ½" x 8".
  2. Cut bronze paper to 5½" x 8" for card base. Adhere this to the card.
  3. Cut coral paper: one piece measuring 7¾" x 5¼", and a second piece measuring 4" x 8". Use the floral side of this piece.
  4. Take the 4" x 8" coral piece and run through the Corru-Gator. Cut two pieces from this (cut in the same direction as the lines created with the Corru-Gator) to measure 1½" x 8. Adhere one piece vertically and trim off the excess. Adhere the second piece horizontally on top of the vertical piece and trim off the excess.
  5. Apply the three brads in the middle of the vertical coral piece approximately 1" from one another.
  6. Stamp sentiment on the floral piece in the upper left portion with the watermark ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder (dump off the excess) and heat to melt.
  7. Stamp the pot image on a piece of the medium coral with the watermark ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder (again, dump off the excess) and heat to melt. With scissors, trim the image out.
  8. To create some depth on the pot, swipe a cotton ball over the coral ink pad and rub this on the lower left portion of the pot. This will create a shadow effect.
  9. Cut a piece of bronze paper to approximately 4" or 5" by 2" or 3".  Swipe the turquoise ink pad down the length of this piece of paper and allow to dry. 
  10. Using sharp scissors, cut very, very thin pieces, the length of the paper, off. There is no measurement as to how wide to cut these, you just have to cut really small pieces so they curl as you cut. You may want to play a bit to get the right cutting technique. As you cut, they should curl and wave. This creates the plant leaves.
  11. Tape together the plant leaves you just created to fit in the top of the pot. Tape these to the back side of the pot.
  12. Apply 3-D pop dots to the back of the pot and adhere to the right lower corner of the floral piece. (See picture for placement)
  13. Adhere the floral piece to the bronze card base.
  14. Sign your card!

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3 Responses »

  1. Isn't that pot the greatest?! There are so many things you can do with. Thanks for the comments Ginni and Shelly!


  2. Love that Michael Strong pot stamp - it lends itself to so many things. Beautiful job with the card.

  3. good design - not too busy
    like the color and that pot is wonderful
    keep up the good work