Monday, October 28, 2013

Whimsical Tree

Welcome

We have had a weekend of showery weather, so I managed some time in the studio - and reading, another passion of mine!

This is one of the cards I finished.


The recipient is a male who is very minimalist in his outlook on life, especially when it comes to cards!


The tree is a 'new to me' Die D-lite by Spellbinders with the name whimsical tree.  I cut it from a dark green card.


I mounted it onto a Marvellous squares die cut in a smoky blue card - I sponged the edges with a blue ink to give a better definition against the slightly grey cardstock I used for the base.


The sentiment (from a retired Layers of Color set) was stamped in the same blue ink, which  I also used to sponge the edges of the card.


The final detail was to stamp the tree image on the inside of the card. I unsuccessfully tried to blend the two colours slightly on the stamp, but it is what it is, and I am not changing it.



Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.

19 comments:

  1. I really, really like this card, Maxine! That tree die cut is amazing and the die cut panel frame is perfect for it. Great job my friend!

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  2. Gorgeous, Maxine!I Like how you sponged the edges to give it a little burst of extra color!! Blessings!

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  3. I like that tree die and the way you have set it into the frame. Kate x

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  4. Beautiful CAS card Maxine...so elegant.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  5. Inside and out - it's fabulous! Love that die you used on the front of the card and the tree on the inside is sensational! LOVELY!
    Lynn

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  6. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts Anything Goes challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  7. Great card! Love the die cut and the colours you picked. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge & good luck!
    'Shell
    http://shellscardhaven.blogspot.ca

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  8. Maxine, this is so pretty... love the swirly tree!

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  9. Great card and perfect for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin', good luck, don't forget to join us again this Saturday for another great challenge. Debbiex

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  10. A fabulous card Maxine - love the Whimsical Tree - it is perfect with the blue - I am sure the recipient will love it! {{{hugs}}}

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  11. Is that card for MY hubby? Either way, love the tree on the inside...

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  12. This is beautiful Maxine, I think the tree colour looks fine!

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  13. Great card and pefect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  14. The framing really suits the tree I think, and I too love the added definition you've given it with the sponging.

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  15. A clean and simple card but beautifully elegant and it has color and I like that for masculine cards. Richly done and the effect of the stamped tree on the inside is very cool.

    Thank you for finding us at Opus Gluei, I'm delighted you were inspired by our theme and then shared your creation with us! God bless!

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  16. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at FSC !!

    xxx Ellie xxx

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  17. This is beautiful. Fabulous dies and just perfect for a man!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2013/10/giveaway-celebration-for-450-followers.html

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  18. nice card! Love the silhouette style of the tree and the sponging you did is very very cool! Lovely!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D