Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Tree for Dad

Hi there,

time to slip in my Mojo Monday post today (I hope). I really liked the sketch this week. So here is it.

I'm not quite sure how I came up with this idea - I guess I was just thinking about what I could fit into a circle and what cards I might be needing sometime soon. When I came across this DSP from the Spring Break pack and decided the colours would work well with the big oak tree from Lovely as a Tree - well a card was born!

And here's a side view to give you a glimpse of the inside and you can also see how the rectangles are lifted up on dimensionals.

Just a few special points to note, to stamp the tree I first used markers to colour direct to the stamp, I sort of did scattered patches of Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip and then used a blender pen to blur the edges together a bit. When I stamped it - it was nice but not quite intense enough, so first I went lightly over with my aquapainter, then in turn loaded the three markers into my colour spritzer and spritzed away till I got the what I wanted. Another gentle swirl with my aquapainter and it was done! It actually looks more blurry in the pics than it is in real life. Oh the other main "trick" was that I only wanted a small dad label. Luckily I noticed when I got my alphabets out that Whimiscal Lower has a "and" stamp in which the text size is quite a bit smaller. "And" has an "a" and a "d" and that was what I needed for "dad", a little bit of stamp-ma-jigging later and I had my label. As to the rest of it - well it a mix of cuttlebug, DSP, circle nestabilities, corner rounding, brads and ribbon. All the details are below.

Recipe: (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps:Lovely as a Tree, Whimiscal Lower
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Spring Break DSP, Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder, Blue Bayou stitched grosgrain ribbon, Hemp Twine, Circle Nestabilities, Colour Spritzer, White Bo Bunny Brads, Piercing tool, 1/8", 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Corner rounder punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape


  1. Absolutely a wonderful card. I think that Lovely as a Tree set is just so versatile.

  2. WOW Kim.. I am loving that Tree.. You done an amazing job there.. I love it!! Bec xx

  3. The finished product is fabulous Kim. Your attention to detail is amazing!

    Hope your other project is going well ;-).

    Best wishes,

  4. WOW!!! I will definitely have to try stamping the oak tree like that, I think the leaves look incredible!

    Great job on this one!
    Cindy :)


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