Monday, November 21, 2011


Lovely Sunset

Good morning everyone! Today I'm going to share with you a card that I created for a swap some time ago. Lovely as a Tree is my absolute, all time, favorite stamp set! It is so versatile and works for any kind of card. Take a look:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Heard from the Heart
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Bronze Brad, Simply Score, Needle Tool, Mat Pack

The card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3 5/8" x 4 7/8". The Whisper White cardstock was scored at 1 1/8", 1 1/4", and 1 3/8" just to add a little extra detail. The greeting from Heard from the Heart was stamped in Early Espresso ink on the smaller section of the Whisper White cardstock. This panel was adhered to a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.

A small bow was tied in Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine. The Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce a hole in the Whisper White cardstock panel on the right side and on the middle score line. I spread the prongs on the bronze brad really wide and put the knot of the bow between the prongs. The prongs were pushed back together as best as possible and inserted through the hole in the cardstock panel. You have to really push to get the knot of the bow to go into the hole in the cardstock. Spread the prongs of the brad apart on the backside of the panel.

To create the image panel I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2" x 4 3/4". The top half of the cardstock was sponged with Bashful Blue ink and then was sponged with Pacific Point ink not covering the Bashful Blue entirely. The bottom half of the cardstock was sponged with Daffodil Delight ink and then was sponged with Peach Parfait ink not covering the Daffodil Delight ink entirely. The trees were stamped in Black Stazon ink in the center of the panel. Then the trees were stamped twice more with Sahara Sand ink to make it look like they are further in the distance.

Next, to create the ground, I swiped across the bottom of the cardstock first with Peach Parfait ink, let the ink dry completely, then swiped across it again with Early Espresso ink. After this was completely dried I adhered the image panel to the top portion of the Whisper White panel.

The Whisper White panel was then adhered to the Cherry Cobbler card base. That's it! It looks complicated and time consuming, but it really wasn't.

Thanks for stopping by!