lovely as a tree fathers day

Lovely As A Tree Happy Father’s Day!

lovely as a tree fathers day Celebrating Fathers today with this Lovely As A Tree card.  I really enjoyed creating this card for my good husband who will receive it tomorrow.  Shhhh – don’t spoil the surprise!

I got very creative with this card and used lots of different techniques.  I scored a diagonal plaid design  on the  Gumball Green card base with my Scoring Tool every 1/2″, then sponged it with Gumball Green to emphasize it even more.

lovely as a tree fathers day detail

The trees stamp was inked with versamark and then Gumball Green.  Before I stamped in on the Whisper White card stock, working quickly, I used the paint brush end of the Garden Green marker to add some darker areas in the trees by tapping the stamp and I used the paint brush end of the Early Espresso marker to paint the tree trunks a deep brown. Can you see the color variations in the picture above?

lovely as a tree fathers day close up

The reason I inked up with versamark first was to keep my ink moist long enough to add clear embossing powder to heat emboss.  I wish you could see the raised embossed image.  Because I embossed the trees, the background can now be brayered with ink without damaging the stamped image.

Using torn post it notes to mask the sky line, I brayered the green grass.  Then I brayered the sky after removing the mask.

lovely as a tree fathers day envelope

You can also see the leaf stamped in Gumball Green on the front of the Crumb Cake envelope.

lovely as a tree fathers day 2 By punching a circle out of a large post-it note you can mask the sky to sponge a bright sun in.  Then cover the sun with a circle post-it note before brayering the sky.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree w-#115026 c-#127793, Teeny Tiny Wishes w-#115370, c-#127802
Ink for Trees:   Gumball Green#126861,  Garden Green marker #119701, Early Espresso marker #119680
Ink for Grass: Wild Wasabi #126959, Always Artichoke #126972, Early Espresso #126974(sentiment)
Ink for Sky: Dafodil Delight #126944 (sun), Baja Breeze #126960, Bashful Blue #126961
Ink for card base: Gumball Green #126861
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Early Espresso #119686, Gumball Green #126840
Extras: Natural Designer Buttons #127554, Linen Thread #104199, Glue Dots #103683, Top Note Die #113463, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Clear Stampin Emboss Powder #109130, Simply Scored Scoring Tool# 122334, Diagonal Scoring Plate #125586, Brayer #102395, Stamping Sponge #101610
 

 Enjoy! Julie

 
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