I had two different sets to stamps to create with for today. The first one is called "Scenic Trees". "Scenic Trees" is a mix of both silhouetted trees and sentiments. I wound up making a very simple but colorful card right off the bat with it. The background was done with three different colors of Copic markers and applied with the Copic portable air brush system. I used actual sand for the beach and then colored over it with a black Copic marker. I really love this card. It simplicity makes it standout and is very clean which is not my usual MO. I need to try making more in this style.
Next is the March Stamp of the Month "Terrific Little Tree". You really need to see the actual stamp sheet for this set. It's so cute and fun with lots of accessory options. Today I am showing you both cards that I put together with this clever set. The Autumn style card has the leaves popped up and is more dimensional than the picture captures. With the second "Terrific Little Tree" card I made it more Spring like and freestyled. Going freestyle is oh so fun. What I mean by freestyle is doodling. Yep, I actually doodled on the card and I loved it! :-)
Don't forget to stop on over at Clearly iStamp and the rest of the design team blogs for further inspiration.
Okay, I guess that's it for now. I hope you had a great time with sneak preview time and that I have inspired you to get out and stamp. Big SMILES!
Thank you for visiting me and I look forward reading your comments. Have a very blessed Sunday ladies and everyone!
CDS STAMPS USED: Scenic Trees
CS/PAPERS: Blank Cream Notecard & White CTMH Cardstock
INK: Palette Ink Noir Black
MARKERS: Copic Markers B05, B63, B21
ACCENT/TOOLS: Nestability Rectangle Scallop, Crafters Sand, Copic Air Brush Starting Set ABS-2
Always Here for You Tree
CDS STAMPS USED: Terrific Little Tree - March 2010 SOM
CS/PAPERS: Craft CS, My Mind's Eye Designer Paper, CTMH Black CS
INK: Palette Ink Noir Black & Burnt Umber, VersaMagic Mango Madness & Thatched Straw
MARKERS: Copic E49, E08, E31, E33, E37, E57, E71, C3, G94, G99, MultiLiners Black & Alvin TechLiner 03
PENCILS: Prismacolor 909, 916, 921, 945, 991
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Nestabilities Scalloped Oval, Oval, Curved Rectangle, Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint Black, We Are Memory Makers Hardware, Black Brad, Misc Ribbon, Flower Soft Christmas Green
COLORING: A mix of both Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils. Marker first then pencils.
Scenic Spring Tree
CDS STAMPS USED: Scenic Trees
CS/PAPERS: SU! Olive CS, Miscellaneous Scrap CS, Retired Vintage Holiday by The Angel Company
INK: Palette Ink Green & Burnt Umber
ACCENT/TOOLS: Nestabilaties Square Die, Flower Soft Ivory, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Miscellaneous Ribbons
SPECIAL NOTES: The Flower Soft was perfect for mimicking Springtime buds on the tree silhouette.
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