Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lovely as a Tree

Hello! Today I have two variations of the same card to share with you.   I received some new stamping toys for my birthday last week and have been having fun trying them out. These cards use my new Woodgrain Impression Plate by Papertrey Ink. 

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut just smaller than the card base and rounded the corners.  Then, using both Versa Mark and white ink, I stamped the tree image and sentiment and embossed them in white.  Very carefully, I then lined up the impression plate so that it would impress the top portion only, leaving the bottom portion with the sentiment plain, and ran it through my Cuttle Bug.  I wasn't sure how the embossed trees would hold up being impressed over, but they came out just fine!  Some crochet trim hides the impression seam and is a nice balance to the wood texture. I love how soft and pretty this looks!

The second card is basically the reverse of the first.  I stamped the trees and sentiment in brown, no embossing this time, and again impressed the woodgrain only over the trees.  I did add some small speckles around the edges from Itty Bitty Backgrounds to this one.   The main panel on both cards is raised with foam tape.  Both cards are now up in my Etsy shop

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Thank You Kindly, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU!)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU!), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (SU!), Versa Mark, Frost White (Color Box), Vintage Tea Dye (PTI)
Embellishments: crochet trim (SU!), brown satin ribbon, white embossing powder
Tools: corner rounder punch, woodgrain impression plate (PTI), foam tape


Debbie said...

I loved the first card and then I scrolled down and the second card is just as beautiful! The wood impression is just the right amount. So subtle in the background!

Liz said...

These are beautiful. So simple and elegant. I love the two different looks from the same layout, stamps, and color scheme. Lovely As a Tree is one of my favorites. Very inspiring.