Sunday, November 28, 2021

Thanks - Stamp, Ink, Paper #206

I made this card for the challenge at Stamp, Ink, and Paper, but missed the Link up.  I decided to post the card regardless.

The colours of the leaves of the tree, from the stamp set "Beauty of Friendship" was inspired by the picture above, as was the colours of card stock for the card base and those used to die cut the sentiment.

The card base is Cajun Craze layered with Basic White embossed with the Bark embossing folder.  The focal image is built on this base.

Tree:  On a separate piece of Basic White, the tree was stamped and then die cut. The tree trunk was stamped with Merry Merlot brushed with Early Espresso.  The canopy was stamped first with Daffodil Delight, then Cajun Craze followed by Merry Merlot (2nd generation)  Both were die cut using the "Beautiful Tree" dies.

I selected the kangaroo from the collection of animals from the stamp set "Count on Me" because it was holding this beautiful flower that would be coloured to coordinate with the challenge. It was coloured with Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo - flower with Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot).  I cut it with my new Scan n Cut machine.
Thanks:  This word was die cut twice - once in Merry Merlot and once in Cajun Craze.  The two were adhered together off set from one another.  The die is a single word die from Sue Wilson.

All the elements were organized and adhered together on a Basic White Hippo and Friends lightly brushed with Bashful blue ink using a blender brush. The tree trunk was adhered first using tombo glue followed by the canopy which was added over the trunk using dimensionals.
The kangaroo was also added with dimensionals to the right of the tree.
The sentiment was added on the tree canopy slightly at an angle - it seemed to look better that way. To finish the card, a bow made with linen thread was added at the bottom of the canopy and three butterfly embellishments were randomly  to the front.
The completed Hippo & Friends die cut was now added to the embossed card front using dimensionals.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Count on Me, Beauty of Friendship
Inks:  Black Memento, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Balmy Blue, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Flirty Flamingo (ears)
Papers:  Cajun Craze, Basic White, Merry Merlot
Accessories:  Beautiful Tree dies, Hippo & Friends die, "Thanks" die by Sue Wilson, Scan n Cut, Butterfly embellishments, Dimensionals, Bark embossing folder, Linen thread

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