Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Three Trees

Another fun and busy day planned.  I HAD to participate in today's SCS Color Challenge - it's my favorite and I can't wait until Tuesday rolls around each week!! (see below)

I'm heading out for lunch with my sister-in-law for a belated birthday lunch ... my choice and I'm thinking Earl's.  They have the most delicious Grilled Prawn Tacos - yum, yum!!  And I'm making dinner tonight for my son and his girlfriend.  I have been doing this for the past four months (always on Thursday), but Nikki has changed locations with her job and she now is off quite often on Thursday.  It made more sense for me to make dinner for them on a night when they are both working.  Tonight's menu:  Sweet Tomato Chicken, Rice, and Coleslaw.  I don't have anything baked for dessert and I'll be out this afternoon, so if I have time later I might make something easy like Rice Krispie squares  ... otherwise, the dinner will be sans dessert.

On to the card for today.  Today's color challenge is Pool Party, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip.  Unfortunately I don't have Pool Party or Wild Wasabi :( ... but the challenge always states that if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that is closest to them.  So my card today is Baja Breeze, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip.  Another clean and simple card.  I'm happy that I got to use my "Pendant Park" stamp that I've had for a while but have found difficulty fitting into my cards.  Today I used the leafy tree from that set to "kiss" the tree tops of my card (another new technique for me - haven't tried it before).  I definitely will be using this technique again ... looking through all my stamps sets, the possibilities are endless!  That's part of the reason I love to make cards, I'm always learning new and fun things!  All supplies for this card are SU!  Hope you like.

"Three Trees"  
Stamps:  Playful Pieces, Pendant Park, Happy Moments (sentiment) - SU!
Paper:  Garden Green, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1" double-stitched Baja Breeze ribbon, sticky strips and dimensionals
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I made a light pencil line along the bottom of my main image panel, about 1/4" from the bottom.  I then made a small mark for the center and one of each side of center (about 1 1/14") so that I could line up my trees.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement and stamped the three tree trunks in Chocolate Chip ink.  After the ink was dry, I erased the pencil lines.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to also determine where I wanted the tree tops to sit on the trunks.  I inked my tree top stamp in Baja Breeze and inked the leafy stamp from the Pendant Park set in Garden Green.  I then "kissed" the leafy stamp on top of the tree top stamp (pressing lightly) and then stamped onto the main panel.  I repeated for the three tree tops.  I love the look!!

I mounted all the pieces for the card as shown in the picture above, adding the ribbon across the middle under the main panel.  I popped up the main panel with dimensionals to add some depth and added the sentiment in the bottom right corner.  Easy, peasy card!

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