Monday, June 06, 2011

Pine Forest


It's a beautiful and sunny day on the Westcoast.  Looks like spring / summer has arrived!!  And, of course, the most important thing ... the Canucks and Bruins are playing tonight.  GO CANUCKS GO!!!!
 
I headed to the nursery this morning to pick up some annuals.  The weather has been pretty dreary here so I've been waiting for the sunshine.  I should be planting my flowers this afternoon, but felt I HAD to make a card.  It's a "have to" thing now :)
 
I actually did two main panels with the same brayering and images, because I wanted to try doing some different backgrounds.  Here's my first one ... I'll hopefully post the other later today (after the game!).  Hope you like.
 
"Pine Forest"
 
 
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree (SU!)
Paper:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Basic Gray (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Speedball rubber brayer, MS vine trim punch, sponge, adhesives, Tombow glue and dimensionals
 
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I brayer the Whisper White cardstock with Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green and Pacific Point.  The great thing about putting Pacific Point on top of Garden Green is that it creates a beautiful teal color!
I stamped the Pine tree in Black and then twice more in Gray, offsetting the second and third stampings from the first.

I sponged the Tempting Turquoise cardstock with Garden Green ink to tone done the color of the cardstock and have it match more closely with the brayered image.

I punched the vine trim from Basic Gray cardstock and glued it on top of the black panel.
I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the brayered panel with dimensionals. 
 
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Here's the second card using the same main image for the focal point and the same colors of ink, paper and accessories with the addition of the Nestabilities Label Two die-cuts ...






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