Dried Leaves and Handmade Paper Card
By: Carole Lassak
I love summer!! Especially the beautiful container garden that my husband grows. Gardening is his passion during these summer months, and I am fortunate to be able to harvest from his plants.
The Arnold Grummer's Garden Press is the perfect tool for preserving the gorgeous leaves and flowers from his garden for future use in my handmade papermaking projects. The garden press is easy to use—just place the harvested leaves and flower petals between the absorbent Quik-Dry blotters and tighten the easy-to-use Velcro straps on the outer covers. In about five days the botanicals will be dried and ready to incorporate in my projects.
Here are the dried coleus leaves that I used for this card.
I mounted the selected leaves on one side of a double-sided adhesive, then I cut the mounted leaves with Sizzix Tim Holtz Heart Wings die cutting template. With all the pieces cut, I'm ready to mount them on the card front by exposing the second side of adhesive. The card is a piece of handmade paper the I made using Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Kit.
I added Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest to embellish the crown points. The word is a sticker from one of the Arnold Grummer's designer sticker sets.
I used the flourish from the heart on the card front to embellish the inside of the card. I also added a piece of patterned paper for writing a note.
You can see more of my handmade paper projects using Arnold Grummer's Papermaking supplies on my Create & Craft blog.
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