Monday, February 12, 2007

My friend Barbara purchased this tree set and let me use it before I delivered it. Isn't that sweet? I had fun with it. I followed Debbie's advice and sponged the tops of the trees with a lighter brown to soften up their "flat-top." Then I sponged on some Old Olive and stamped the leaves randomly with the same color. I used a stencil brush to plant some grass and then stamped the flowers with Cranberry Crisp on the ground. The trees looked happy so I stamped "Happiness." I added a bit of hodgepodge hardward to the upper corner to anchor the whole think. I mounted the trees on some Cranberry and then Choc chip and the card base is Confetti white. This card is actually a 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 card. I hope you like it....I just love it! The next card I made was what I call a "season" card. I stamped the trees in Chocolate chip and then put vellum over them with the saying on it. The other squares are stamped with the different "season" stamps and have crystal effects here and there to make the images pop. It was a simple card and the best part doesn't matter that the tops of the trees are flat! The images are all mounted on Choc Chip and then the card base is confetti white. The card is a bit over sized and square. It will fit in our square envelopes and have a little room to wiggle around. Have a happy Monday! I hope you don't have three kids home with a "not broken" hand, one with a sore throat and one with a chronic crying disorder. sigh...I think I will lock myself in my craft room and stamp. I tell ya, this stamping thing really is an escape!! What do YOU need to escape from today? ;o)


Brynn Wennen said...

Cool new header on your page!How did you do that? These tree stamps are definetley growing on me after seeing Debbie and you use them the last few day. I really love what you did with the divided card--beautiful.

mjb coffee said...

My goodness!!! You made that questionable stamp into a work of art. I especially like the 4 window pane card. Very nice!!!