Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lovely As A Tree in Blues

Lovely As A Tree has long been one of my very favorite Stampin' Up! sets.... it's right up there with Stipple Rose and Heartfelt Thanks. Of course, Stipple Rose has long since retired, but these two oldies but goodies still hang on!

Today's share is a card done with Lovely As A Tree, done in the methodology of splitcoast's Michelle Zindorf using brayering, layering, and sponging. The card was one of two done during this week's Techniques Tuesday class.

  • Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Short and Sweet
  • Classic Inks: Soft Sky, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, and Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Naturals White, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue
  • Ribbon: 1/4" grosgrain in Navy and Basic Black
  • Accessories: White Gel Pen, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Sponges, Brayer, Ticket Corner Punch, tombow multi adhesive, and the wonderful positioning tool: Stamp-ma-jig



Brayer Naturals White Cardstock with Soft Sky Classic Ink.

Use a stamp-ma-jig and stamp the first tree near the top/center of the card with Bordering Blue.

Stamp subsequent tree images by moving over to the right, and lower than the first image... with both Not Quite Navy and Basic Black.

Sponge over the images, begin approximately 1.5" from the top edge.. first with bordering blue ink. Move another inch or so down the image, and sponge with Not Quite Navy, and then sponge the very bottom with Basic Black.

Use the white gel pen and add a white shadow to the left side of the foremost tree trunk... all the way up the tree, and then 'dot' the tree with gel pen snow. Use a black marker to create a shdow along the right side of the tree trunk.

Stamp the greeting with Basic Black Ink, punch the corners, add the ribbon with tombow multi adhesive, and then assemble the layers... you're done!

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