Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tomorrow is a new day

Hi all~ This is my submission for the Artful Legacy Design Team this week. I had seen a tutorial on how to do this background on another blog, and thought I would try it on this card. The original even had a tree, but not this tree. This is "WHIMSICAL TREE" from Artful Legacy. I love its flowing branches and heart shaped leaves. I almost never make a card with a few layers, never mind not even one!! Its harder than it seems. Us locals live by the adage "Every mistake is a chance for embellishment" . Well in this case, there is no room for either.
Stamping on one layer leaves no possibility of covering something up. Thats why this card is #4!!! I forgot to take the mask off the first one before stamping the tree, the second card came out great, but my stamp then fell on it before I could clean it. black ink everywhere~
Third card was crooked, and here is #4. The colors are also a bit off in the photos. In real life, its actually a very pretty violet.
This second photo shows how I used my Scor Pal to add some lines for interest on the bottom portion of the card.

Many thanks for stopping by and br sure to check out the to see what the others are up to this week.


Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

good job!! not sure I could do that-I am not good with backgrounds like that!

Mina said...

wow I love the simple elegance of this card, what a beautiful tree image too
Mina xxx