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Apr 30, 2009

Spring Trees

Here is another card I made with my new Spring Trees stamp set. Sometimes less is more and this is one of those times. I concentrated on the cute little trio of trees image. I'll let you in on a little secret... I didn't mask the trees! Instead, I "overstamped" 2 of them and then just stamped and colored on a scrap piece of paper and paper pieced them with some glue dots. It adds a bit of dimension and was easy to boot!

The trees were stamped in Memento black and colored with Copic markers. I used the rag/blender solution technique to texturize the trees and trunks. I used a mixture of colorless blender and BG10 to make a faint blur around the trees.

I couldn't bear to bring in another color, so I stuck with the bright green/brown/white combo. The sentiment was stamped using the omitting method (cover section you don't want inked with scotch tape, ink stamp, remove tape, stamp) and then punched with a small oval punch. I stitched the edge of the card stock. I couldn't help it. :) The button embellishment was inspired by Joanne, Jen and Susan. All three of them do such cute things with buttons!

I added a couple different ribbons and called it done. The polka dot organdy was a bit unruly, so I tamed it with a couple mini glue dots.

Stamps: Kim Hughes Spring Trees
Ink: Memento black
Paper: white, brown
Accessories: Janome sew mini, button (Hobby Lobby), ribbon, copper brads, copic markers, blender solution, ink refill, oval punch, twill, ribbon, rag, red line dimensional dots


  1. What a great card! I love it. Perfect.

  2. This is fantastic!! I love that color combo!

  3. I just love those trees ... adorable card.

  4. ooohhh love these retro looking trees!! definitely adding to my wish list!!


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