Friday, 19 June 2015

Lovely as a Tree

This stamp set has been in the Stampin'Up catalogue for longer than every other stamp set. Mine is quite new and this is only its second outing. I promised to show you what we would be making in the 2nd Wednesday of the month class for July (the class is actually on a Tuesday next month due to other commitments!) Its a swing pop out card

 Gosh it is difficult to photograph to show you how impressive it looks.
I have used the markers in all the shades of green to colour the canopy part of the trees directly on the stamp and early expresso for the trunk part, then 'hufffffed'. It has stamped beautifully.
Using the aqua painters which I find very relaxing I have pulled the green and the brown to fill the tree. Then with the soft sky put a small wash around the whole design and finished off with a freehand stitched border in early expresso.
The oak tree has been stamped, coloured and fussy cut from a separate piece of card then put on with dimensionals.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics. There will be a few more of these to follow over the next few weeks.
I would love to read your comments on this make.

1 comment:

  1. Love this one too! And agree that it is really difficult to take a photo that reflects how great the card looks and works!