I got the idea for this card (especially the red-toned layer) from a tropical metal vase I saw at Michael’s. I made the card several months ago, so the details are a little (okay, a LOT) fuzzy in my mind! I stamped the So Saffron back layer w/Canvas using Always Artichoke. I also used dtp technique and chalks. Floral stamp using Ruby Red ink on the Ruby Red CS layer. I over-stamped with various BB stamps using one of the browns. Corner punched the gold layer, which I got from a paper pad I bought at Michael’s. It already had a kind of gold-on-gold flecked design, so I didn’t do anything else to that layer. Mellow Moss layer was stamped w/ Old Olive using a script bg stamp from Michael’s. (The script is smaller than the SU Fr. Script.) I stamped the tree w/ Stazon black on Very Vanilla, coloring it in using various brown, green & gold Stampin’ Pastels. Added a few other stamps in So Saff. & Cl. to Cocoa. Made the tabs w/ the Word Window punch, dtp’d with Choc. Chip, attaching it to the 2 top layers w/brads.
I enjoyed making this card. I also made a second one, basically the same, but w/ a few changes. I’m saving one of them to give to my sister’s boyfriend for his b’day, since some of his décor is tropical and I know he’ll enjoy the card.
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 GMT Views: 734