Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Inkspirations 54 - Tree of Love

Hi all,

ahhh I loved the colour combo Keesh set on first sight last Friday night (for this weeks Inkspiration challenge). But what to use it for? Here's the colour combo so you can see if it has as much appeal for you.

Now my DH is not a valentines man - at all!! But we do have our anniversary (first date (Feb) and then wedding (April) I might add they were 6 years apart!) coming up. So I decided to make a card for him. I remember last year blogging that I wasn't sure he would like the card I made for him then, this was it, and I feel the same way this year. But I like how it turned out so at least one of us will ;)Oh I should mention that I used the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge 98 sketch from a few weeks ago. Ok here is what I came up with.

I started with a square Early Expresso base and layered that with Very Vanilla stamped with a woodgrain pattern in Pear Pizzazz. Over that I added a large strip of Early Expresso, with large scallops on one side and impressed with a woodgrain pattern. Then I layered some Pear Pizzazz ribbon over that. For the main image I stamped the trunk portion of a PTI tree (Through the Trees) in Early Expresso, then punched out lots of little hearts in Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz to add as "leaves". I SNAILed the hearts in place or mounted some up on dimensionals. I also added one stamped Early Expresso heart as an accent to the tree (covered in cyrstal effects). At the base of the tree I stamped some small text to ground it and then add two falling "leaves" one stamped with love and the other with you. The tree image was cut out with a circle nestability (prior to adding all the leaves of course) and I also cut a Expresso mat for it. Then I trimmed a fraction off the right side and added it to the base layers with dimensionals. I finished off the inside to match, by cutting a circle then stamping the woodgrain over it, then peeling the circle away and adding one little Expresso heart.

Hope you like it too :)

Thanks for visiting,


Tiny Tags, Teeny Tiny Sentiments (SU!), Through the Trees, Background Basics Woodgrain, Background Basics Text Style (PTI)
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Ink: Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Large scallop border die (PTI), Woodgrain Impression plate (PTI), small heart punch (SU!), Pear Pizzazz Stitched Polyribbon, Circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Crystal effects, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape


  1. Oh wow!!! Kim this is really creative!!! LOVE it!

  2. Very cute card Kim. Love your little heart tree.

    Happy Australia Day!

  3. Just love-ly Kim! I'm sure he'll love it (even if he doesn't say it). See how long he keeps it on his bedside table for :)

  4. This is great, Kim! I love the "love" and "you" hearts; they remind me of the coloured lollies we had as kids.

  5. LOVE your heart tree and how you used the wood grain EF and stamp. Fabulous card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  6. Mate, you are a super star! The inside for a start is super awesome with the circle space you've created and THEN the front with the large scallops and the hearts and the words down the bottome! Kim you are fabulous and your crafting is out of this WORLD!!! LOVE IT!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  7. What a gorgeous card Kim, I am sure your hubby will love it. I love the tree made of hearts and the woodgrain background, esp the embossed piece. It looks fantastic, and the inside is awesome too. Thanks for playing along with the Inkspirations challenge this week.

  8. Love the heart leaves - such a nice touch! Great use of the challenge colours :D

  9. Wow Kim, gorgeous card! Love how you had added the hearts to the PTI tree, "grounding" the tree with the text stamp & echoing the offset circle on your interior panel. Lots of fantastic, clever ideas, TFS. :)


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