Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's OLW!

Susan's one layer challenge this week is to use a tree on your card.  I decided to play around with my Trendy Trees set.  This card turned out very different than what was in my head when I started.  And sometimes that is a good thing!

Once again I was playing around with my images on a piece of scrap paper (can you say AR/OCD?), and an even better idea came to me.  I was originally going to stamp the ground shadow stamp in green, but once I practice stamped it with the tree trunks in place, I had the idea to make a fall card with different colored leaves on the trees, and the ground covered with fallen leaves.


Isn't the ground cool?  I want to go jump in it!  The leaf colored ground was achieved by thumping several different markers on the stamp, huffing on it to re-moisten the ink, then stamping.

Tip:  If you want to add interest to an otherwise plain looking card, do something with the corners.  Here, I rounded opposite corners of the card to mimic the curve of the ground stamp.  It really ties things together and makes the card more interesting.


Supplies used:
Stamps - trendy trees, Hero Arts shadow stamp, Stampendous sentiment
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - chocolate chip, cajun craze
Accessories - cajun craze, daffodil, pumpkin, olive, pear pizzaz, riding hood red markers, taffeta ribbon, corner rounder punch

I must be longing for the fall weather because those are the types of cards I have been thinking about making lately.  I can't wait for the cool, crisp, good sleeping weather nights.

K

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! I really like how it looks like the ground is scattered with fallen leaves!
Sharon D. from Canada

Susan said...

Sometimes I think I'm a little slow...LOL! Stamping on scrap paper before you stamp on your card is a fabulous idea!!! Love your card!

joanne wardle said...

that ground really is fab! great card

Tiya-B said...

great design, the multicolored ground is a fantastic idea.

Bonnie said...

What a great one layer fall card! Love the ground and the punched corners. TFS

A-M said...

This is a gorgeous CAS card! Now you have me thinking trying to figure out how I could reproduce that shadow...

Brenda R said...

I'm going to have to look much harder for those shadow stamps. Love your card.

Susan Raihala said...

WOOOO-HOOOO Karen!!!!! Love the thumping and am soooo going to do that! What a great card, and the two rounded corners really work with the shape of the shadow stamp. Wonderful card!

Carol said...

What a wonderful idea to do the color thumping! It adds so much life to your card. Really pretty!

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, love your card, the multi coloured ground is great, love how you achieved it also;D Great sentiment:D xx

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous, Karen! I want to jump in the leaves, too, and hear them crunch under my feet!