Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Colorful Trendy Trees


Today I'm staying home, catching up on all the laundry that has piled up (my life is SO exciting!!).  Evan is stopping by on his way home to pick up dinner for him and Nikki, so I'm working on making something special for them (and us!).  Tonight's menu, Spaghetti with Meat & Roasted Veggie sauce, garlic bread ... and for dessert (my favorite part!!), Chocolate Mocha Pie (picture below and recipe added to the "Baking with Loll" link in top left-hand column).


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I recently bought the "Trendy Trees" stamp set from SU! and got to use it today.  I CASED my own layout from last month, but changed it up a little bit, using some beautiful (but unfortunately, retired DP from SU! ... Haiku).  Just a quick and easy card that was fun to make.

"Colorful Trees"


Stamps:  Trendy Trees, Happy Moments (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Haiku DP (SU!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, pencil, ruler, eraser, adhesives and dimensionals

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I used a pencil and ruler to lightly draw across the Whisper White cardstock, 1/2" up from the bottom.  I then made "tick" marks with the pencil at the middle and 3/4" in from both sides.  These pencil marks are used to line up my trees.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the three tree trunks in Chocolate Chip ink.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig again to line up the leaves of the tree, stamping in Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and More Mustard inks.  Once everything was dry, I carefully erased all the pencil marks.

I inked the sentiment stamp from the Happy Moments stamp set in Old Olive and stamped below the trees, off to one side.

I mounted all the pieces shown in the picture above, popping up the main panel with dimensionals to add depth.  Easy, fun and fast card to make that uses all SU! products.


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