Saturday, June 19, 2010

What? Two in one day?

Necessity. Yep.

Here's the best night shot I could get of Scott's Father's Day card.

Way too much overthinking on this one. Holy moly!

I used the SU! Thoughts & Prayers tree... the one I love so much it's on my dining room wall. At first, I thought I would stamp it all one color, as coloring all those little leaves is not an exciting thought. But I just didn't think, on a card, all brown looked "peppy." Enter the markers! I used SU! Chocolate Chip for the trunk and branches (caution: I had to use the thinner side for the thinner branches) and SU! Garden Green for the leaves. I almost went CRAZY and used several leaf colors, but I controlled myself. The sentiment was from a Verve set called Happy Thoughts. Hadn't used that one in forever. It's actually two separate stamps, which made me nervous I would screw it up after all the leaf coloring. However, it came out looking pretty swell. I used SU! Kraft and Garden Green papers and some GP white. I distressed the green and white layers with a paper distresser and inked the edges of the Kraft layer with Chocolate Chip. The base layer is on "pop dots," making nighttime photography fun! I tossed in some paper piercing for that added manly effect.

1 comment:

Bev J. said...

Great Fathers Day card. Can't beat good old Kraft. I like the tree image for a guy card. tfs