Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Lovely as a Tree

This card is my fave of the stack I did yesterday and on the weekend! I finished this last night before we had to turn everything off because of a thunder storm. I made the reflection of the trees by stamping and sponging on vellum and then turning it over and putting it upside down.

I tried to take a close photo so you can see that I made little ripples or waves to make it seem more like water by doing lines and scribbles with some Crystal Effects. I did learn the hard way when doing that you need to cover the entire back of the vellum in snail or some sort of dry adhesive before putting on the Crystal Effects becuase it makes it bubble and warp. There was still a bit of warping but it wasn't too bad second time around.
I was a bit annoyed I didn't have a punch big enough to fit the author of the quote in but it is 'Whatever you are, be a good one' - Abraham Lincoln.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss and Black Stazon
Cardstock: Ivory, Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Gloss & Vellum
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Crystal Effects, Linen Twine and Large Oval Punch

5 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW a reflection, this is so pretty.

Chrissie said...

I have always been in two minds about this set... but you are convincing me to HAVE to have it! LOL They are quite lovely!

Susan said...

Well done, Amy! I have seen peopole do reflections before but not the crsytal effects thing. That's clever!

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Sonya R said...

This looks amazing Amy. Love the colours.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I love this card. The reflection of the trees is amazing! Great job! I too really like this set. The trees just look so solemn and cool!