Monday, September 27, 2010


Masculine Trees - September Make and Take 1

This card was one of the ones I had on display and I was requested to have it as one of the projects at the September Make & Take. This was the most difficult card to do that evening, but I think everyone really liked it.

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Solid Stripes, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: Basic Grey, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Accessories: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Die, Brayer, 5/8" Basic Black Satin ribbon, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Basic Grey cardstock scored at 4 1/4". A piece of 4" x 5 1/4" More Mustard cardstock was run through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Die. The brayer was then used to add ink to the raised texture on the More Mustard cardstock. A piece of 5/8" Basic Black Satin ribbon was wrapped around the middle of the cardstock and the ends were adhered to the back. This panel was adhered to the card front.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut to 2 7/8" x 4 1/8". The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig was used to stamp the stripes across the bottom first in Sahara Sand and then again in Pear Pizzaz. I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get all of the stripes lined up, and to have the Pear Pizzaz stripes slightly offset from the Sahara Sand stripes. This way it looks like each stripe has two colors one next to the other. You'll have to look closely at the picture because this is hard to describe.

Next the direct to paper technique was used with the Sahara Sand and Pear Pizzaz ink to create the ground above the stripes. Everyone was afraid to do this part, but with a little bit of practice it really is very easy. Then the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig was used to stamp the tree trunks in Chocolate Chip and the tree tops in Tangerine Tango. The sentiment from Perfect Punches was stamped in Basic Black ink on top of the stripes. This panel was adhered to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut at 3" x 4 1/4". These panels were then adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Come back tomorrow to see the next project from the September Make & Take! Have fun stamping!