Monday, September 10, 2007

Snow Kissed Tree

In a couple of weeks, I'm hosting a fundraiser card class for a local women's group. They are raising money for a scholarship fund for Connecticut women. The class will focus on holiday cards and this is card might be one of the eight that we do.

I was inspired by Miss Minx's Gorgeous Pine card on splitcoast, but I changed the layout to Lauren Meader's Saturday Sketch #3. I also changed the colors to be current.

To create the main stamped image, I used the Crayon Resist technique. I first stamped the tree in Olive Green StazOn Ink on glossy white card stock. The I colored in the tree trunk with my Chocolate Chip marker. Once that dried, I colored over each branch with a white crayon. Then I sponged night of navy ink over the entire image. Finally, I rubbed the entire thing with a paper towel to get rid of the crayon waxy residue.

The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory. The sentiment was stamped in night of navy ink and then punched out with the designer label punch. I then backed it with a 1 3/8" circle of sage shadow to give it a little depth.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Party Punch
Ink: Olive Green StazOn Ink, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip marker
Paper:
Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow, Glossy White, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pop-up glue dot

Tools: Designer Label punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

10 comments:

Barbara said...

This is just so pretty! Elegantly simple....just perfect!

maggie fellow said...

I had to drop in and say how pretty!

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful! :0)

MJ said...

Very nice. I always love that technique with this stamp. Great color choices too.

Cathy I. said...

This is beautiful Stefanie! Great job!!! TFS

AJ said...

This is just gorgeous! love the colors, layout, its super!!!

Debbie said...

Your tree is simply beautiful!

Helen & Co. said...

Beautiful card!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Wow it really looks like snow! Love the colors again! Touch od sage is perfect.

Lori Craig said...

This is wonderful! I love the coloring, the layout!! Just beautiful!