Friday, March 6, 2009

Blogger's Challenge 89

Hi stampers!!!
I have been having a ton of fun in my stamp room the last few days!!! I wish I were a night person.....I could really have some fun in there :)

This week for Blogger's Challenge we were to create with brown, sage and choice of neutrals. I really like sage but don't use it very often. It isn't my "go to" color...but when I use it, I really like it. I need to use it more :)

I immediately thought of "trees" when I pulled out the colors. Trees.....I could use my beloved lovely as a tree.....I could use my brand spankin' new trendy trees.....I could use my new love - thoughts and prayers......hmmmm......

Thoughts and prayers slid off my desk onto my foot.....there's your sign.....LOL!!!

The base is kraft. The sage shadow panel is stamped with sanded background in chocolate chip - is there anyone out there that hasn't bought this stamp yet????? If you don't have it...you gotta get it....it better never retire.....please :) I inked the leaves with the sage shadow stampin write marker and then "thumped" the leaves with always artichoke ( I know...not in the color scheme...but I used such a tiny bit....). I then traced the branches and trunk with the chocolate chip stampin write marker. That was stamped onto confetti cream. I matted it with a top note die that I cut with my big shot. I put two 5/16th inch chocolate chip brads in the upper corner. Before adhering that panel down onto the card with stampin dimensionals, I tied a piece of stitched chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon around the card front. I then stitched a latte button to the knot with linen thread. My sentiment is also from thoughts and prayers. I stamped it onto confetti cream and punched it with the curly label punch. I cut the sage shadow curly label free hand to create a mat.

I will give you a closer look at my tree....when I stamped it and pulled the stamp off...I even gasped...and I don't do that very often...LOL!!!!

Here is a peek at the inside...pretty straight forward. I didn't stamp the inside...there are so many reasons that you might be praying for someone.

What do you think? I would love to read your thoughts.....Happy stampin'!

21 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty! The inside is fabulous as well! Beautiful card! {SMILES}

Lisa said...

I really like it when people decorate the inside of the cards as well as the outside. I love the simplicity and clean lines of this card. Great job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty, the sanded background works wonderfully with this set. Soft a soft & pretty Thinking of You card.

Pat Huntoon said...

Love that card -- inside and out!

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty and I love the inside, adds a lot to the card.

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful! Simple, Clean, great inside too!

Robin Merriman said...

That tree is gorgeous with the two tone markers. Beautiful card and I love the inside too!

Ida P. Krause said...

So very pretty (inside and out) and yes I love the Sanded BG stamp!

Kristen said...

this is gorgeous. I love the simplicity of the layout. Ferfect!

Anonymous said...

LOVE it. I can hear Hallmark crying now! Paris

StampingSelene said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful! Great Job!

Lisa Bohler said...

This is gorgeous! I just got that ribbon (finally!) today and now here's an idea right away to using it! The sanded background on the sage is GORGEOUS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely stunning Regina!!! I think that it turned out perfectly! Love it!!! :D

MJ said...

Great choice, one of my absolute favorites in the new catalog. So easy to work with! Your card is just beautiful, so serene feeling. Love it.

Patti Chesky said...

So pretty! I love your mat....great job!!!

Claudia said...

I love the button/ribbon embelishment. Great card!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! I love this stamp set too. I like how the inside of your card is just as pretty!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Great card, this works so well. Love all your elements and textures.

:) Marcia

Lori said...

How pretty! I love how you placed the Top Note die panel.

tonistamps said...

Great job Regina. I love the use of the top note, and your tree...colored perfectly! That must have taken some time.

Connie said...

Wonderful card...love how you finished off the inside, too. I need to do that more often! Great job with the challenge.