The line up of trees in this stamp set is so versatile, and I use it for everything from Christmas (duh!!) to Sympathy, Birthday, Thinking Of You, and beyond! Yep, it's well loved!!
For my first card I wanted a birthday card that could be masculine and Fall-ish, so I masked off the top and bottom of my panel and then ink blended using Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, & Fired Brick DOX inks. (Little tip when stamping over DOX inks with black ink...make sure your ink is completely dry and prepped with an embossing buddy, then ink it up (I used Versafine Black Onyx) and immediately sprinkle CLEAR embossing powder and heat set. Why?? Your black ink will dry gray colored over the DOX inks, and it doesn't matter what type of black ink you use...trust me on this one!!) After heat setting my trees, I added my sentiment from PTI's Delightful Dahlia Additions and then mounted to a white card base.
Darnell, does this background look familiar?? Does Bubble Wrap ring a bell? For my 2nd card I wanted to do a Winter scene and went digging through my box of leftover backgrounds (I always make 2 or 3 or 5 or 6 more than I need when I'm playing with a different media) and found this one where Darnell had challenged us to use Bubble Wrap and ink to create fun backgrounds. It kinda looks like snow, right? Well, kinda sorta kinda! Hey, artistic license and all that, right?!! I think the group of trees looks fabulous against the background, and I did a simple mounting with Pacific Point cardstock and then adhered that to a white card base and finished with a sentiment from PTI's Winter Hills.
So there you have it...a Fall birthday card and a Winter Christmas or Thinking of You card using SU!'s Lovely As A Tree. Make sure you check out all the FABULOUS cards from Darnell, the Guest Designer (Maria Rodriguez), and the rest of the DT...LOTS to inspire you this month!! You can find it all right HERE.
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