Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pretty Flowering Tree Card

Today I am sharing a card using what may be my favorite stamp set of all time! It is The Season of Friendship set by Stampin' Up! that was in the Holiday Mini last fall... I am really hoping we will see it in the next catalog release! I can think of sooo many cute ideas with it!

This card is also my submission to Dawn McVey's latest Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. This week Dawn challenged us with this:



And, here is what I made:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Season of Friendship set, Full of Life set
Ink: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip Classic inks
Paper: Taken with Teal, Whisper White cardstock; Certainly Celery textured cardstock
Accessories: Piercing tool, Chocolate Chip Marker, Scallop Edge punch, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals, Decor Elements Applicator

I started out stamping the tree and the leaves onto my card front. I stamped the flowers, using 2nd generation stamping for the lighter ones, and cut them out. I adhered them to the card using Dimensionals. Next, I did my faux stitching around the edge of the card front with my paper piercer and a Chocolate Chip marker. I distressed the edges using my Decor Elements Applicator. It does a great job at this! It bends the edges just right! Next, I punched the edge of the Certainly Celery strip of paper and crumpled it. I added a torn strip of Taken with Teal paper and adhered it to the card front. I added the Chocolate Chip ribbon at the bottom, stamped my sentiment, and adhered the whole thing onto the Taken with Teal card base.

Taken with Teal is one of those colors that I only get out for a color challenge. I really like how it looks though! Maybe I'll try it out on a few more cards...

Thanks for taking a look today! Hope you all enjoy your afternoon. It's still a little chilly here but I'm hoping it will warm up so I can take my girls outside to play!

-tessa

27 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh wow! I just linked here from Dawn McVey's winning entries from last week's color challenge and I LOVE your blog- especially the SUO posts! My fave! This card is gorgeous- I'm so glad she decided to do the color challenge again. FUN! TFS!

Sylvia said...

Tessa,
I have been looking at cards for quite awhile and I needed to pick someone to end with, as I can not get through all of them now. I saw your name and thought, I bet she has a good card. I was right, your card is really nice. Have a great day.

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Very lovely card...just like your last, that won last week's challenge. Actually, all your cards are great! BTW: We're neighbors...I live in Arlington. I'll be coming back to see more... Have a great day!

Cori S said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

Ronda said...

Beautiful card. I love the color combination that you used. Just gorgeous!!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE your card! I'm hoping that stamp set finds it's way into the Idea Book & Catalog too! :)

Purple D said...

Some people can simply get away in a wonderful way with worn-out look on their dp!! Great card!

Lee said...

You are really talented. This card is just beautiful.

kelly r said...

gorgeous! love everything about it!

Daniela said...

I love this, the tree is adorable !!!

Kim J said...

Gorgeous card, Tessa!

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! Fabulous card!

Alex Hughes said...

Tessa, your cards are just beautiful. Love your style and thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

Beautiful! Love that tree - and the dimension that the popped up flowers add.

Randee E said...

Very nice card. Love he distressing on the edges and scallops.

Krissie said...

I love that set, I hope they bring it back into the next catalog! So many great cards can be made with that tree :)

Winter said...

I love your card! So pretty! Love the distressing!

Jessica Rosario said...

Congrats!!! I love your card.

Ashley C. Newell said...

Yaaay you won again Tessa!

Jessica said...

Love your card! Congrats on making the top 10!

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

I've come back to say Congrats! on making the top 10 with your oh so lovely card!

scrapnstamphappy said...

Love your card! The scallopped grass is a fun touch.

Cammie said...

Love your card! The layering is beautiful. Congratulations on being in the spotlight!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! You did a great job!

Kim J said...

Here again to say "Congrats!"

Tiffany said...

Beautiful card, congrats! Love the dimension on the tree!

~kelly marie~ said...

Congrats on the spotlight! Love the card!!!

 
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