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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trendy Trees Anniversary

My brother and sister-in-law celebrated their 39th anniversary at the beginning of May. I thought the Trendy Trees dies would make a perfect anniversary card for them.  I did not purchase the stamp set, so I had to plan my card with patterned papers and other stamp sets and various inks  to create dimension and interest on the card. (I've already added the stamp set to my next order!! I love all the looks you can achieve by combining  the dies and stamps together!!)

I used various scraps from my stash to cut the three tree tops - when I started assembling the card I decided to cut one tree top to a smaller size and used a 1 3/4" circle punch on the far left tree. The 'hills' were created using In the Meadow snow drifts. I then added Polka Dot Basics with Spring Moss ink and sponged the edges to create further dimension. The tree trunks were cut from chocolate card stock and then the Woodgrain IP was used to add texture.

Here's a close up of the trees. I used some Score tape on a piece of card stock before running it through my Cuttlebug with the heart image from Trendy Trees. This allowed me to add the Fire Red glitter to the heart - I think the bird and butterfly (Stamping Up Embosslits) on either side of the "heart tree" makes a great combination for an anniversary card!! I also used the Cane Impression Plate on the Kraft card front before attaching it to the Dark Chocolate mat.

After adding the sentiment on the lower right hand corner, I felt that the left side needed some detail. I used three brown eyelets and then tied some Rustic Jute through and knotted them. It adds a bit of rustic charm!!

Card Details:  (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Polka Dot Basics, Mat Stack 3 Collection
Inks - Spring Moss, Kraft, Close to My Heart: Chocolate
Papers - Vintage Cream, Chocolate; from my scrap bin: blue, green dots, brown, hearts
Dies - Trendy Trees, In the Meadow Snow Drifts, Cane Prints Impression Plate;  
Wood grain Impression Plate;  SU/Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embosslits; 1 3/4" circle punch
Other - Rustic Jute Twine; brown eyelets; Scor-tape; Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitter:Fire Red
mini brown pearl


I stamped 2 co-ordinating frames from Framed Out #3 using Chocolate and Spring Moss inks. 
The sentiment combined:
'celebrate today' (Mat Stack 3) and 'forever & always' (Fillable Frames Additions #2), using Chocolate ink.

Thanks for visiting today!
Karen C.


Joyce said...

What a great card you made. I would have not even realized that you didn't have the stamps. I'm not sure you even need them. Your eyelets with the the twine are such a cute touch.

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. You did a great job with the dies & pattern papers. Love the side details. Those eyelets & twine are perfect.

Kara said...

so cute! love the heart tree!