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Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Tree

This week at Color My Heart we are working with colors I normally associate with Fall: Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, and Hollyhock.  I wanted to see if I could come up with something that looked like Spring.


Here's the supply list (all CTMH):

  • Stamps: A Tree
  • Ink: Hollyhock, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Barn Red (pigment), and Black (dye)
  • Accessories: paper piecing tool.

Here's how I made the background: I took an 8.5"x1.5" strip of white cardstock and swiped the pigment ink across in alternating stripes. After it dried, I cut it in half both horizontally and vertically so I had four strips of 4.25"x.75".  I glued the strips to a 4"x5.25" panel then trimmed down the edges.

I stamped the tree and butterfly in Black dye ink over the top.  Because of the different levels of paper, I used a small black pen to fill in some of the tree image. I then used a paper-piercing tool to create the butterfly tail.  For the purposes of the photo, I backed the top panel with a slightly smaller piece of black.

The full sentiment says, "Fluttering by to say hi!" I cut the "hi!" off in such a way I can fit it back in whenever I want.

I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

Until next time,
Becca

4 comments:

  1. What a cool technique and use of these colors! Love it!

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  2. That is a really cool technique - I am going to have to try it sometime. It looks awesome on your card!

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  3. Those pigment inks are the perfect size for this technique! Your card is really pretty.

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  4. Very nice card! Love your background technique, and the butterfly 'trail' made me smile. :)

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