I was inspired to make this card by seeing two back-to-back challenges that were related - one to use trees (WT580 - 4/21-16) and another to make something from nature (F4A322 - 4/22/16).
This tree ring stamp was begging to be used,and I still haven't figured out how I decided to stamp it on aqua....other than I like Aqua! It was a fun card to make, especially when I discovered some Aqua colored wood grain paper in my stash. I added a bunch of multi-sized sequins to brighten up the card and provide a 3-D element, which was the "dessert" in the F4A322 Mother Earth challenge.
There are a couple of things that I did on this card that aren't obvious, but might be of interest. The Washi label tag was made with 2 layers - the inside blue tag is from the punch, the larger brown tag was a wider strip of paper, with the ends made by punching the strip using the ends of the punch. I simply placed the ends of the strip into the punch, from the outside, and clipped the little bit that the punch didn't catch.
The other thing I did was use a piece of fun foam (grey), cut slightly smaller than the image panel, as a way to add dimension. I've been watching a lot of Jen McQuire videos and it's something she recommends doing so that your card doesn't get mooshed in the mail.
Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 GMT Views: 1259
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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:10 PM
Very cool! Love the rings of the tree and your tall pine to go with! Have you ever been to the big trees? The giant sequoia? We have a grove close by. It is amazing how old, how big around and how tall those trees are!
Love your card, thanks for playing!
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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:21 PM
I've seen that tree ring stamp a couple of times, it's really cool looking! How great that after stamping it on the aqua you manage to find the perfect matching woody paper. Lovely use of sequins here, too.