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Monday, December 5, 2011

Love Lives Here: Trees

I've been having lots of fun using my stamps and dies from the Love Lives Here: Holiday set. I made two cards using the tree images using a non-traditional colour scheme of green, aqua and chocolate!!

The first one uses the three part die and matching stamp set to create a single tree for the focal point. The green oval was embossed with a polka dot folder and then stickles were added to each dot. The oval was matted with an aqua oval and the added to the white card base. Polka Dot Basics was used on the card front with SU Pool Party ink; the outer edges were sponged with Vintage Tea Dye Duo.
The sentiment, from Love Lives Here: Holiday was stamped with Sweet Leaf ink onto an Angled Die that was stamped with the border from Label Basics.

The inside of the card was stamped with the sentiment, pine boughs and stars from Love Lives Here: Holiday.

The second card uses three different papers from PTI's Green Boutique paper pack and the three part die to create a trio of  trees. The little jeweled stars were added to the top of each.
The white background panel was stamped with Pool Party ink using the Woodgrain stamp set and then added to an Aqua Mist card base. A brown marker was used to outline the white panel and create some contrast between the focal panel and the card base. The sentiment, from Holiday Lights, was stamped in Chocolate ink.

The inside sentiment (from Holiday Lights) was stamped with chocolate ink and then accented with a yellow die cut star.

Single Tree Card Details:
Stamps:  Love Lives Here: Holiday; Label Basics; Polka Dot Basics; Text Style
Inks:  SU Pool Party; Close to My Heart: Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Sunny Yellow; PTI Vintage Toch Tea Dye Duo
Papers:  SU Pool Party, Certainly Celery; PTI Stamper's Select White
Dies:  Label Basics: Angled Dies; Love Lives Here: Holiday
Other Supplies:  Creative Memories Oval Cutting system; EK Success small star punch; Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder; Stickles: Diamond

Trio of Tree Card Details:
Stamps:  Love Lives Here: Holiday; Holiday Lights; Background Basics: Wood grain
Inks:  SU Pool Party; Memento Rich Cocoa; Close to My Heart: Goldrush
Papers:  PTI Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White; Green Boutique Paper pad.
Dies:  Love Lives Here: Holiday Collection
Other Supplies:  White Blossom Jewel Stickers; brown marker.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


carol (krillsister) said...

Two great cards. Love the pattern paper you chose. The woodgrain stamped in the background on the second card is perfect with the trees.

Mayol said...

Both cards are great! I also like how you used the woodgrain stamp.

Leigh said...

These look wonderful, Karen! I especially love the colour combination and the trees on the woodgrain background!

Lorraine said...

I love the colors, papers and dies you used, Karen! So beautiful!

cards by cara said...

What soothing colours!