Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Celebrate Life

Hello there! Here's a card I created using the most recent sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You:

And here's the inside:

I used the "Round Leafy Tree" image from DeNami Design, which is one of my favorites! The idea was to capture the four seasons that bring magic and wonder to each year of our lives. (Note: I used a mask to create the leafless tree for winter.)

I added a little sparkle to each tree with a Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen (Sakura) and added "snow" to the winter tree by applying white glitter to the branches. Thanks for that idea, Michele! Confession time: I originally tried a white "Souffle" pen, but it didn't give me the effect I was looking for. I was expecting it to be white and puffy, but it never really fluffed up---must be the altitude. Ha! 

The sweet little yellow & white baker's twine is from Whisker Graphics----LOVE IT!!!!!!

Hope you're having a FABULOUS week! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamped Image - "Round Leafy Tree" (DeNami Design)
Stamped Sentiment - "Express It" (Making Memories)
Ink - "Tuxedo Black Memento" (Tsukineko), "Onyx Black Versafine" (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock - "Stampers' Choice White" (PTI), "Kraft" (PTI), "Lime Crush" (Bazzill Basics), "Ocean Breeze" (Bazzill Basics), "Buttercup Cover" (The Paper Company)
Circle Template (Staedtler)
"Stardust Clear Gelly Roll Pen" (Sakura)
Edge Distresser Tool (Heidi Swapp)
White Uni-ball Signo Pen
White Glitter (Doodlebug Design)
Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics)
Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Zots (Therm-o-web)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)

Finished Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


Karen B. said...

Fantastic design both visually and conceptually. Love the yellow twine too!

Brandi said...

Lisa this is so cute!!!! I love the faux stitching!

Courtney Baker said...

Lisa what a great card! Love the kraft, the twine, the cute trees!

Michele Gross said...

Love this card!! It turned out so cute! The trees are amazing, you did such a fab job :) Can't wait til the next time we can get inky!!

Jenny said...

Super cute! I love the way it turned out! I love the idea of stamping on the inside of the card! Great job!

cnelson said...

perfectly perfect! LOVE this soooo much!

Ayana Posadas said...

So cute! I love the way the colors and the faux stitching look on kraft! :)

Laura Davis said...

What a great card! I love the seasons and your coloring :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Rose said...

Such a fresh and clean design - love it!

Sylvia said...

Love your card! I miss Colorado, and my pine trees!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!!

Ginny Larsen said...

i really like that sparkle on the denami trees... what a great way to switch up the colors :D

love your 'stitching' too!