Thursday, February 17, 2011

Through the Trees Birthday

As simple as this card looks, it took me FOREVER to create.  First, my Stampin' Up white craft ink did not do a very nice job of covering the trees.  After about 5 tries, I decided that I would emboss them.  After accidentally pouring clear embossing powder on the trees, I finally got it right with the white embossing powder.

Next came sentiment problems.  I had it crooked on the acrylic block and then when I finally got it right, I smudged it while it was drying... that's the problem with using VersaFine ink.  I love how crisp the black is, but it does take time to dry.  Then I decided it needed brads so I need a longer piece of paper so off I went to stamp it again... of course it was after I had already cleaned the stamp!  It is still slightly crooked, but I've decided that is what is going to give it that homemade look!  ;-)

The black trees on the card base also took two tries.  It was hard to see the black tree trunks on the black card stock.  When I went to stamp the leaves, I messed it up... the second time I stamped the leaves and then the trunks.  It was a little easier, but still difficult to see.

Anyone who has stamped with me in person can well imagine how the cutting of the bird went for me.  I hate cutting out small things and the bird is TINY!  I needed my Ott Lite and my cheater glasses!

My inspiration for this card for my brother-in-law came from Lisa's card.

Thanks for looking,

SU Card Stock - Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - SU - Whisper White Craft, VersaFine Onyx Black
PTI Stamps - Through the Trees
Accessories - Mini Scallop scissors to round the corners of the sentiment, black brads, foam tape


Pilates Mama said...

Nice cutting Kim!! The card looks great, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous..I'm impressed you cut out that little bird - good job :) Erin