Now this Oak tree from Lovely As A Tree hasn't turned out looking very bonsai, although Jake does have similar trees, but it's missing the lovely glazed ceramic pot. I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and turned it to the de-bossed side for a smoother look. A circle was cut out to show the stamped image underneath and the layers of card were popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is from a new stamp set, Playful Pennants which co-ordinates with the Petites Pennant Builder Punch.
The sketch calls for something across the base (and it doesn't need to be card) I felt I needed more green, so I embossed a strip of Pear Pizzazz mounted on a slightly wider strip of Island Indigo with the Arrows Embossing Folder. Do you like the super chunky two-tone trim in the Holiday Catty? I had to add a length of that too. It reminds me of the cord that used to tie old men's dressing gowns.
I still felt the card was lacking something when I finished and thought some definition around the opening would be beneficial. The fancy surround was a happy experiment, playing about with Circle Collection Framelits and the Deco Labels Framelit.
Fingers-crossed that Jake likes his card,