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. 

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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