Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Trees by moonlight

This is a variation on a card my downline, Tracey, was demoing at the Papercraft Show. It’s such a cool idea. She punched a circle from a sticky note then attached it to a piece of cardstock. Next you chalk the top half of the background using Stampin’ Pastels and sponge daubers. Remove the sticky note circle to reveal a spooky moon.

Finally, stamp on top to create an atmospheric silhouette effect.

Tracey made a lovely Christmas card using Night of Navy and glitter – but I didn’t have the right ink pads so improvised with this birthday card. I love it (I really should stop saying that about my own cards!) and plan to demo it at this month’s workshops.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Daily Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Paper: Brocade Background
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Round Tab Punch, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

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  1. Pretty card! I really like this :)

  2. This card is very pretty and elegant!

  3. This is a lovely card-and the masking idea is great.

  4. Very effective and I love the colour combo! TFS.
    [And don't feel afraid of saying you love your own work...they look fab and you need to enjoy the "high". :o) ]

  5. Super card Helen, and sooo very pretty. TFS!
    Ad K.

  6. Stunning! I LOVE Lovely as a Tree. CC

  7. Beautiful card...love the moon behind the trees!!

  8. Beautiful card. I love the moon, the sky, the trees, oh just everything. Wonderful!


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