Sunday, February 1, 2009
Home Sweet Home
I love these Maya Road chipboard trees. I bought them months ago and have been hoarding them like my life depends on it. I'm seizing the day and using one of my beloved trees for today's card.
I randomly stamped three of the individual leaves from Papertrey's Beautiful Blooms set in Versamark ink on Fennel Martha Stewart Crafts cardstock. The Versamark gives such a lovely, subtle effect that I absolutely adore (the ink pad is getting a little dry though, so I need to get a bottle of reinker). Then, I used Landscape Palette ink to ink the edges of the tree shape to "color" the chipboard. I covered the trunk in brown cardstock and inked those edges with Burnt Umber ink.
I wanted to add something to the tree, but I wasn't sure what. Then I saw it...my little birdhouse image from the Kim Hughes Pretty Birds set. Perfect! I stamped and colored the birdhouse and attached it to the tree branch with a smidge of brown & cream baker's twine.
To make the grass I took a strip of the Fennel cardstock and fringed it. I mussed the fringe so it looks a little more realistic(ish). I also added a little ink to the fringe for a little dimension.
I attached the tree and grass to a Kraft base with inked edges and a sentiment from Papertrey's Boards & Beams. I wanted to soften the grass edge so I added a band of Pure Poppy Twill. I added a brown button tied with the baker's twine to hide the ribbon seam and add a fun detail.
I hope you enjoyed today's card!
Cardstock: Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Fennel - Martha Stewart Crafts; Brown - Bazzill; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Landscape, Burnt Umber - Palette; Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Versamark - Tsukineko
Stamps: Boards & Beams, Beautiful Blooms - Papertrey Ink; Pretty Birds (Kim Hughes Collection) - Cornish Heritage Farms
Fibers: Pure Poppy Twill - Papertrey Ink; brown & cream baker's twine - unknown
Embellishments: Chipboard Trees - Maya Road; brown button - unknown
Other: Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; foam tape - Scotch