Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Oh Happy Day!

OK, I got a little carried away with the color challenge from SCS for today.  I already posted my card "Flower for a Friend" ... and then wanted to try a totally different type of card using my Kittie Kits - Cause a Scene stamps.  I had so much fun making this!!  I love these stamps - they are so versatile and can be used on so many projects.  I have used the leaf sprig A LOT since I got the set ... that was the stamp I used on my four Spring Flower Boxes.  It's used again for the leaf branches on the tree of the card below.

Again, the colors for today are Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party ... or you can substitute the closest colors you have - which I did with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Baja Breeze (all SU! ink colors).

I'm also entering this for last week's CAS-ual Friday's CFC46 challenge - Name that tune (be inspired by a song title or lyrics).  Hope you like.

"Oh Happy Day"

Stamps:  Kittie Kits - Cause a Scene - Master #1 (Rubbernecker); Thanks a bunch - sentiment (Stampendous)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  post-it note for masking, sponges, and adhesives

I masked the bottom 1 1/2" and masked the top 1 1/4" of my Whisper White card front, using post-it notes.  I stamped the tree trunk first in Soft Suede ink and then cut out a mask for the tree before sponging Old Olive at the bottom and Baja Breeze at the top.

I removed the mask on the tree trunk and used my Crumb Cake Stampin' Write marker to fill in the trunk.  I also added a few little "branches" with the Soft Suede marker in the tree top area.

Using the leaf sprig stamp, I inked it with Old Olive and stamped several times to fill in the tree top area ... using first, second and third generation stamping.

I inked the grass stamp with Old Olive and stamped around the base of the tree.  I stamped the flower patch with Old Olive and added Pumpkin Pie for the blossoms.  I stamped more of the Old Olive grass around the base of the flower patch.

I removed the masks and then added a few more leaf sprigs at the top of the tree so that they went beyond the top of the masked area.

I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink and then mounted the card front onto a card base of Old Olive cardstock (for thickness and stability).


Karen M said...

Your card is just gorgeous x x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...looks like a beatiful painting.

Lisa Elton said...

How pretty, what an awesome tree!

cathi139 said...

what a beautiful card, well done
Cathi from germany

Michele Gross said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love it :) Glad you played at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, this is really neat looking. It's like a watercolor painting. Pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

Katherine said...

Wow! That is some amazing stamping/sponging and a stunning card.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful scene, love it :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!