Thursday, 21 February 2008

Disappointing pine tree card

Um… I kept this card simple so that the detail of the tree could stand out. No, not true; I was just in a hurry. And I really don’t think I’ve done the image justice.

The image is stamped in Versamark® and coloured using the Popping Pastels technique with chalks (click here for details). I used Garden Green for the branches and Close to Cocoa for the trunk. I then sponged some Night of Navy around the sky and Garden Green around the ground.

I could have made much more effort when I put the card together though. I don’t think the complexity of the main image goes well with the simplicity of the card design. I feel it would look better with a background image and some direct to paper and distressing… maybe some Hodgepodge Hardware® and a greeting, too. 

I think I'll take it apart and start again - keep checking back for the new (and hopefully improved) version.

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree (p45)
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark®
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels (p82), ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Night of Navy (p86)

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  1. Sometimes, simple is better! This is one of my favorite stamp sets and your card is very pretty.....maybe just a bow at the base of the tree!!

  2. I love simple. Maybe a sentiment or a background stamp on just the lower half.

  3. Simple is a good thing. My husband always complains that I give him cards that look like they are dripping lace and flowers. Can I have this one for him? JK.

  4. I actually really like this card! The tree is so proud and beautiful all on its own. It is very elegant in its own right!

  5. This card is really nice. I tried the Popping Pastels link but it's not there. I'd love to see that.


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