Monday, March 29, 2010

Trendy Tree Birthday

One of my stamping buddies is celebrating a birthday soon, so I used Sunday's SCS featured stamper challenge to create a clean and simple--and easy to mail--card for her birthday. My card is based on this card, also using the SU! Trendy Trees stamp set.

I used a kraft base for my version and created a frame for my tree by tracing around the inside edge of a Nestabilities rectangle die with a white gel pen. The tree is stamped in pigment inks to stand out better against the kraft background

Instead of using ribbons for the "ground," I punched strips of Kiwi Kiss cardstock with a Martha Stewart grass border punch. I layered a pair of punched strips for a nice base. The "happy birthday" sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped under the image in brown ink to complete the card.
Miss Chloe and I are headed off to her first vet appointment this morning. Of course, it's supposed to be raining cats and dogs--how appropriate . . .

Materials Used:
Trendy Trees and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Craft inks (Stampin' Up!); rectangle die (Nestabilities); grass border punch (Martha Stewart); white pen (Ranger)


Anne said...

Brilliant! Love this one too. Hugs x

Jennifer Carter said...

Love the simplicity of this card!

Scrapthat said...

Very nice...I like the simplicity too!

Vera said...

Thanks SO much for sending me this lovely birthday card, Lori! It just made my day! I am truly blessed by your friendship. Big hugs!

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