Been absolutely ITCHING to make some plaid backgrounds!!! Had a mo last night! I used Barn Door and that Honey colour, the name escapes me, see pic, both Distress Inks...Yumliness! Stamped away for ages making plaids....ahhh.
I used the narrower plaid-maker stamp from pic-nic-patterns to make the plaid. Can't wait to do some with the wider one! You can see how it is laid out here:
I made the tree very simply as follows:
I punched a 1.5 inch circle from a bit of spare cardstock and sponged some green circles onto my card making sure they would roughly correspond to my branches! To make my tree trunk I used the branch stamp from Asian Gardens - Love it when I can get plenty of mileage from one stamp!
I stamped the tree truck and cut out the tree with a long rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders TM). I left the piece in the die and did some sponging with warm colours to match my plaid. I was thinking hot summer afternoon, DH wanted to know why the tree was on fire...
I went back and sponged some smaller green circles over the larger ones just to add a little depth. Think tese were 0.5 inch.
Used a plaid maker stamp from pic-nic-patterns to make grass, curved it a little to make a wee hill, just cos I can (Love that about clear stamps! LOL)
Then I stamped the Tag with a fabby sentiment from Fancy Phrases. I thought the tag looked a little 'baldy' and so I restamped a portion of the tre over it and added some sponging to make it match the tree panel. Very much like how that looked!
Tip - the stamp "Mon Amie" would be most appropriate for a card for a female, if your recipient is a guy, simply don't ink up the 'e' and your sentiment will read "Mon Ami" which is the correct address for a male! Simple!
Hope it tickles!!
PS don't forget the new Challenge blog is now open HERE! New one up on Saturday but you do not want to miss out on the fabulous inspiration from this weeks entries!! I am absolutely washed away with new ideas i got from surfing all the entries last night!!
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