Thanks for stopping in today. I made a card today that uses a new stamp set I received recently. I also used a die set that (Memory Box) I have had for a while. I just love these dies but I just wasn't sure how to use this set together.
There are 2 dies that make up this tree, one die is the tree trunk/limbs and the other die is leaves and both work in conjunction with each other. I had looked at both dies for a few months and finally decided to get them when someone said Barb, you know you will have to place all the leaves by hand on the tree trunk/branches. Well I almost changed my mind but then I got a thought about how to use the leaves die in a different manner. So I decided to go for it.
I cut the leaves, and used the negative space instead of using those itty bitty leaves. Then I glued the trunk/branches on to the leaf canopy, fussy cut around the tree leaves, added two sided tape to the back of the tree leaves and added glitter to the leaf openings. Well I loved the tree and how it came out, but wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the tree.So it sat for a while on my table,....... waiting.
Unity has a new monthly subscription set that I subscribe to, called Layers of Life (LOL) . The Tree of Gratitude set is one of the LOL stamp sets and it works perfect with my tree. Check it out.
Here is the Layers Of Life stamp set I used. And the images are a great compliment to my die cut tree.
To make the background panel:
I used DP as the panel on the card front and stamped the tree image directly on to it. I used the single leaf image with the typed words in the background and stamped it a few times onto the DP and sponged color in the leaf design. Next, using a Tim Holtz Burlap layering stencil, I sponged more color and design which adds more visual interest. Last, I used a torn scrap of paper from a book page added ink to the edges and layered that on the DP. Now I had the background ready for my tree.
I used the sentiment from the stamp set but wanted it to appear differently than the way it was designed, so, I stamped it out on white CS and used a hand punch to punch the individual letters. I wanted the word to be vertical, instead of horizontal and lastly I glued those letters onto the panel.
Since my tree canopy was made with white CS, I sponged some red, orange and green inks into the canopy to soften it.
I attached the tree with dimensional foam over the DP panel.
Burlap Layering Stencil - Tim Holtz (THS007)
Tree of Gratitude - Unity Stamps (Layers of Life)
Memory Box dies - Twiggy Tree 98143, Leaf Canopy 98142
Inks - Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Gathered Twig Fresco Inks Cortez Sun, Bastille Brick, Golden Parchment
CS/paper - Designer Paper (DP), White CS, Terra Cotta CS, Brown CS
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Two Sided Tape
I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
- Sister Act Card Challenge - W, Cards. - No. 38 - Anything Goes - challenge runs till Jan 10, 2014
- Stampin' For The Weekend - 2W, 1E – (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon,