Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Tree Card

Welcome - I am so glad to have you visit.

I needed a masculine card, and could not get any inspiration flowing, so I went to Pinterest and found this card, which I CASED (Change and Share Everything)

I kept to the basic sketch with the circle and tree shape, and a kraft background, which was a sheet of paper from a DCWV Printed Kraft stack rather than stamped layer as in the original.

 I used a Flourishes stamp for the tree from the set Love, Joy, Peace, which appears to be retired.
The (coloured rather than natural) bakers twine was wrapped around the layer rather than just used as a bow.

The tree was stamped using the rock and roll technique, with two colours of green,  then over-stamped with clear embossing ink and clear embossed, which gave an interesting finish.  Once fussy cut, I mounted the tree with heavy glue dots, which gave a little bit of dimension.

I stamped the sentiment on two small banner shapes and after sponging  the edges, they were attached with brads, and left flat.  I also put brads in the corners of the top layer.

The circle was cut from a textured wall paper, which also has a slight gold fleck in it, which can just be seen in the above photograph.

I was pleased with the outcome of this card.  
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May your day be blessed


  1. So lovely! That paper you used on this one is so beautiful too. Great card.

  2. love the simplicity of your card, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Good Luck Chris DT x

  3. A wonderful card, the backgrounds look great. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  4. The golf flecks in the red textured paper look lovely. I like how you did the brads. Thank you for posting your art with us this week during our 152nd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping you have a fun day, full of creativity, with buckets of blessings as you work, and play.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  5. WONDERFUL Birthday Card!
    Thank You for joining us at AI this week!
    Hope you will join us again soon!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  6. I love your take on the pin card, Maxine! What elegant earthy colors! This is a beautiful holiday card done, too! 😊

  7. Maxine this turned out fabulous....love your take on it.xx

    The Journey is the Start

  8. Hi Maxine, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  9. Thanks for sharing that lovely card with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Really like your textured paper.

    Laurence DT

  10. Great card! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

    I have a blog candy with a £50 Scribble and Scrap Crafts voucher to win if you are interested.

  11. Lovely design Maxine! Love how you used the twine!!

  12. Super cute. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  13. I love Pinterest for inspiration! Your card is lovely xx


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