Lightweight craft metal is cut to the desired size and “Gecko, Lg.” is stamped in black die ink and dry embossed with paper towels placed under the metal for cushioning. The metal piece is turned over and the image is “rounded” with a wooden dry embossing tool. Red from a rub-on kit is rubbed on the image and wiped off so that some of the red stays in the lines. Lines are dry embossed for a border. A piece of blue Confetti card stock is edged with a gold Krylon Leafing pen and glued to white card stock. The metal piece is adhered with gold photo corners. “Many Thanks!” is embossed in gold on a rectangle of blue card stock that has been edged with the gold pen. This is glued to the lower portion of the card. Card by Margaret Wiggin.
“Bold Woven Background” was stamped on the back side of light weight metal and dry embossed with a stylus. The image was cut into a basket shape by cutting the lower portion of the basket separate from the handle. The handle was placed under the basket and the front of the basket was filled with the stamped cut out flowers. Strips of foam were stuck to the lower part of the basket and the sides to give the effect of it being filled. “Rose with Stem” was stamped in black and colored with pencils as was “Iris”. The flowers were cut out and attached with foam tape. A background was cut from white card stock in the shape of the flowers and the basket and glued to the basket, then layered on a deckle edged rectangle of green card stock which was glued to white card stock. “Friends are…, Sm.” was stamped on white card stock, cut out and foam mounted on the lower corner of the card. Card by Davetta Alexander.