Friday, June 25, 2010

Very green thank you

I wanted to send a thank you note to some folks who live in our beautiful blue ridge mountains which are actually very green right now particularly with all the snow and rain eariler in the year.  Lovely as a Tree was my first Stampin' Up! set.  Apparently it has been around for ages and it is easy to see why.  You can do so many things with this set. This stamp in particular is my favorite.

Project Notes:
  • For the background, I colored watercolor paper with watercolor crayons in various shades of greens and blues to look slightly like an outline of a mountain range.  I overlapped the colors a lot; then I went over the entire thing with a blender pen.
  • The image is stamped twice to get the entire area covered.  Then I stamped off for trees in the background. 
  • I went over a few trees with the blender pen dipped in old olive watercolor crayon.
  • The left edge has a slight bite out of it using a hole punch to keep the twine from sliding off.
This card makes me feel cool - a nice thing on yet another 90+ degree day here in the foothills.  Hope you find a cool spot wherever you are.

Ingredients all by Stampin' Up!:  Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Kind and Caring Thoughts
Ink:  Old Olive, various watercolor crayons, Not Quite Navy craft
DSP:  Old Olive and Not Quite Navy
Grommet:  Brass

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