I needed the WT873 Use it Up challenge this week as I've been sitting on this tree panel for over a year. I made it for another challenge from painting on doors or something like that. I wasn't thrilled with it but I hung on to it anyway. Today I decided that it would see the light of day and made this card. I looked at old sketches to see how to lay it out. I knew I wanted to use a square card so cut the panel down some and found this retired DSP that was a good BG match. I die cut the stars in brown but I think they were too dark, but too late as they were already glued down (LOL) so I added some gems to make some pop. I roughed the edges of the main panel and mat and then added some tri-colored twine that also was never quite right for projects. I added a sentiment and few stars to the main panel. TFL
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 GMT Views: 384
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 68413
Fri, Dec 03, 2021 @ 7:33 PM
Super card. I will never quit loving this Tim Holtz stamp.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 122956
Sat, Dec 04, 2021 @ 1:31 AM
Oh, I am glad you used this. I think the effect of the trees stamped on the woodgrain is just super, also the way the stars flow across both panels. I'm a big fan of square cards too, but at least they don't require extra postage here.
Registered: December 29, 2006 Location: KS. (the official middle of nowhere) Posts: 7737
Sat, Dec 04, 2021 @ 8:02 AM
I love the effect of the trees on the wood textured panel! Just a thought- as a very experienced "why did I do it that way?" person- you could always cut more stars from something you like better, and glue them on top of the ones already on the card. It would add height to the stars, and maybe you'd like it better?
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Sat, Dec 04, 2021 @ 10:17 AM
See, there's a reason we hang onto those bits that just didn't work the first time. This is a wonderful card!
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