Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lovely As A Tree

It's time for another "Anything Goes" challenge on The House That Stamps Built. I always enjoy the themed weeks as it's fun to challenge yourself with the inspiration boards Wendy posts, but sometimes it's fun to create just for the sake of creating! That's why this week's theme is extra fun - it let's us take our creativity in any direction we like!

To create this card I:
  • Inked up 1613-J, Summer Tree in Mowed Lawn distress ink, bounced my Pine Needles distress ink around the edges, added a bit of Gathered Twigs to the tree trunk before spritzing with water and stamping
  • Die cut my tree using Spellbinders Circle Nestabitlities and matted it on a dark green circle cut with the next size up in the same die set
  • For my background panel I tapped out a bit of Lime Green color burst (Ken Oliver), spritzed with water, and heat set
  • To accent my tree image I embossed a piece of kraft card stock with the Wood Grain EF (Darice) and lightly inked it with Vintage Photo DI (Ranger)
  • I tied a natural colored Burlap String bow around my card
  • I popped up my tree with mounting tape and layered some leaves and a branch underneath -- all die cut from Fall Folliage Thinlits (Tim Holtz)
  • To finish off my card,  I added a Wood Embellishment (Momenta) and stamped a sentiment from Plate 9900 in Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)

  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Die Cut, Stamp, Ribbon (I used burlap string - does that count?)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Creative Inspirations - Fussy and Fancy
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Heartfelt Stamping - Anything Goes + a stamp


Laurie Unger said...

Awesome card! Love all the details you put into it!

Donna said...

Fabulous card, so many fun layers, details and textures.

Greta said...

What a lovely card, Esther! The background is gorgeous!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That stamp set is a classic, and you just made it fresh again. Love this!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow I just love this, I am trying to figure out what to do for my brothers birthday and this looks so great! Love the wood embossing with the tree, great colors, like the added leaves too!

joy said...

I love how you have taken the image and made us “feel” the tree thru the texture and color. Great job

Barbara Bruder said...

Super card. Great design and love all the pieces you added to give the card dimension. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Heather said...

Beautiful card! Love how you inked the tree image and your background is fabulous!

Chris said...

The tree is gorgeous and I love the friend sentiment/font! Lovely. Thanks for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge this past week.