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Saturday, January 19, 2013

TWO TRENDY TREES


One day a while back I was trying to come up with a design for the three trees that are in the Trendy Trees stamp set.  Each tree takes two steps and required using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the tree trunk with the tops.  Even then it took me several tries to get what I wanted, I got smudges of ink on two of the items I worked that I couldn't repair.  After all those tries I certainly didn't want to discard the entire piece which had been done on a large circle cut with a Spellbinders die.  I discovered that by using a smaller die I could isolate the two trees and a portion of the "grassy area".    

I sponged a little light Baja Breeze around the tree designs and then a little more around the edges of the white area.  That layer was attached to a circle which had been cut with a Butterflies Circle die from Spellbinders.

That much was completed and was laying on my table for a few days.  Rather than take a chance of losing it, I pulled out some SU dp that matched the Baja Breeze card base.  Before attaching the designer papers and stamped design, I ran the card base through the Cuttlebug with a Craft Concepts "Garden of Trees" embossing folder.

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4 comments:

Lynette said...

Good save, Vicki! Your trees are very cute, and your card is so pretty. I'm glad you were able to salvage something from your attempts.

Sheri said...

Very creative! I love your trees. The remind me of spring and summer!

Annie said...

Very cute card, love the layout, the colors, nicely done!!

Joanne said...

I have this set too, and haven't been brave enough to try it! So I REALLY appreciate you telling how you got the trunks and trees to line up! ADORABLE card...well done!