Thursday, 28 February 2008

Thinking of you trees

Here is another card which was so much better in my head, although I do like some elements of it.

It’s another of the Lovely as a Tree images I coloured using Popping Pastels (click here for technique). I really like the way it goes with the patterned paper from the Brocade Background set.

But somehow I think the proportions are not quite right. The card is sized to fit in a standard DL (office) envelope – a nice shape but I seem to have an area of nothingness on the left. All ideas welcomed!

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree (p45), Sincere Salutations (p61)
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Paper: Designer Series Paper – Brocade Background (p72)
Ink: Versamark®, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels (p82), Brads – Rich Regals (p85), ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Always Artichoke

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  1. Very pretty card! I really need to grab that set before they retire it.

  2. I think it is just beautiful the way it is. Great!!

  3. I like it!! I think this is a good "less is more" kind of card -- and the patterned paper detracts from the "area of nothingness".

    I suppose you could do some dry embossing (w/ stylus and brass template), or use a corner punch to liven up the corners. That may work. Or add another bit of matching ribbon on that side. Just random tohoughts, though!


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