June 01, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #2



Hello friends! Did everyone in the states have a nice long holiday? We really had such beautiful weather here. We even brought out the slip-n-slide!

It's time for another Tuesday Throwdown and I'm excited about this week's challenge because it's Trees or Nature themed. I love trees. *sigh* Especially this gorgeous tree stamp from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. I love that the leafy part is separate.


ETA: Here's how I made this card.
1. Using the Woodgrain impression plate from PTI,  emboss your card front.
2. Ink up the tree top (and small piece of tree top too) using several colors of green ink pads (for more realistic looking color) and stamp on white CS. Cut out.
3. After matting your focal point panel, ink tree trunk with 2 colors of brown ink and lightly place stamp face down onto the woodgrain BG stamps  from PTI to create a pattern on your trunk. Lift up gently and immediately stamp onto your focal panel.
4. Stamp the tree top in greens onto your focal panel too, ignoring how it will hang over...that will be covered up by the cut out piece you stamped.
5. Using pop dots, adhere the tree tops that you previously stamped and cut out.
6. Add sentiment, some inked edges and ribbon. Pop up entire focal panel onto card base.

If you want to play along, create your project and link it up at the Tuesday Throwdown blog to win some fun prizes. This week's sponsor is Christian Paper Crafts. Hope to see your submission on the TT blog soon!

OH, and be sure to stop by Courtney's blog later this morning for a sneak peek at the newest Practicing Creativity Designs set!  Can you guess what it might be? I just know you are all going to love it! Take a guess for a chance to win your own set as soon as it is released on June 6!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one.

29 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wow, your card is stunning - love it! How did you make the tree bark?

iruha said...

excellent work!!!

Sasya said...

Dana, your work is just FABULOUS!!! love trees!!

Кудрявая said...

Dana, postcard perfect! Very interesting look paper with the texture of wood. This stamping?

Lindsay said...

This is so fun Dana! I love those colors and the tree is really fun! Great work (as always)!

Leah said...

Lovely Dana! That tree is super pretty, love the dry embossing too:)

Barbara said...

Awesome card, Dana! Love that wood grain and that tree is fab!

Cammie said...

Gorgeous card, Dana! Love that woodgrain impression plate, which I don't own.....yet. :)

Noora said...

Love the woodgrain impression, stunning card Dana!

Keva said...

Oh, that's beautiful! I love hoe the ribbon seems to mimic the tree in some ways. The leaves being separate from the tree are good, too, since it allow you greater ease in coloring. I love the colors you used, too. Great card!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is so striking! That tree is beautiful!

Melissa said...

So pretty Dana! Love how you pop up the blossoms!

Belinda said...

Fabulous! Love the dry embossing of the wood grain with the contrast of the bark! Fab!

Karen B. said...

Um wow, this is gorgeous. Love the texture.

Jill said...

Dana, this card is full of awesomeness! I literally gasped when I first saw it. It's the perfect use of the woodgrain texture plate, the WMS tree and the ribbon go perfectly--it's just one of the best I've seen!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Love the tree and the dimension you have given it. And of course, the background is grand too! Love that PTI impression plate.

Emm said...

Agreed-love that woodgrain. Great card!

Mara... said...

this is wonderful!! The tree with the woodgrain embossing...love it!

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! i love the simple design as always and the woodgrain background is fab!!

Amy said...

Oh Dana....you are really making me want this stamp set!! What a wonderful card.....love love love that woodgrain base!!!

Deborahrose said...

Hi Dana,

I absolutely LOVE this card! I just received my Asian Gardens stamp set yesterday in the mail. What perfect timing!! Is there anyway possible that you could post the instructions for the card? I've enlarged it on my computer and keep studying it, but it would be great to actually have the exact methods and materials you used. Thanks!

Mary said...

I love this card! The design, the colors...that wood grain stamp is so cool, and so versatile! Nice job!

Alyssa S said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you kissed the tree stamp on the woodgrain (or that's how it looks at least). A truly beautiful creation!

Ceal said...

super cute card Dana!

Deborahrose said...

Thanks for posting the instructions!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Be still my heart.....this is GORGEOUS, Dana!! I NEED that woodgrain impression plate!!!

Laurie said...

This is totally cool! I love the super detailed impression you did for the card base! And the tree just goes perfectly! I love it all!

Kim said...

Beautiful card! The woodgrain texture looks great.

Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love the Asian feel to this card! The wood background, ribbon, and your coloring all work so well together!

Lauren