I used images from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, set called Be Wild and Free. Whenever I think of an African sky, I always picture shades of orange for some reason. And that Serengeti tree is a classic!
Round tab punch
Stamps, ink as desired
Cut two strips of cardstock 4 ¼” x 11”. Score at 5 ½” and cut one side of each diagonally.
Cut two pieces of patterned paper to 4” x 5”. If you use two-sided patterned paper (and there is no up-and-down pattern), you could use just one piece of paper. The patterned paper I chose for my card requires two different pieces. Cut them diagonally.
Apply Scor-tape across the bottom of both diagonal panels and part way up the left side panel. Be careful not to run the tape above the place that they cross.
Create insert as desired.
As I used 8 ½” x 11” paper, I had to add a small piece to the strip. This will be covered by the embellishment.
Score the strip at 5 5/8” and 11 ¼”. Apply tape to small section, fold at scorelines, and attach the ends.
If you've never made a criss-cross card, check out my tutorial and give it a try.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Be Wild and Free
Paper: MFP Rusty Hinge, Lily Pad, Snow Storm Smooth; DCWV Animal Crackers DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Tim Holtz Distress Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Chipped Sapphire, Bundled Sage
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Circle Nestabilities, Sponge applicators, Round Tab punch