Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Layered Lovely as a Tree

Today's card is one that I had a lot of fun making!  Ever look at a sketch challenge and wonder what in the world you're going to make with it?  That's what happened when I first looked at this sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  Then an idea popped into my head and I ran with it...that's why I said I had a lot of fun with it.  I love it when a card manages to fly together.  Yup, I'm a slow stamper and things need to be "just so" before I'll go on, but this one came together pretty quickly. :)  


This is the sketch we had to work with and you can see I did change things up a little.  I wanted to use squares instead of circles, and to fit all the trees from my stamp on the card I had to make it horizontal instead of vertical.  I also changed where I put the sentiment.  I just couldn't get the banner to look right because it was covering too much of my trees no matter how thin I made it.





Make sure you stop by Try Stampin' on Tuesday see all the great cards made using this sketch and to give it a try.  The twist for this week is Trees and Leaves, but I just stuck with trees this time around. :)



I had fun taking pics and a lot more turned out than not this time.  I usually have a hard time getting pics that show the card how it actually looks.





Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

Supplies used on this card:

Punches: 1-1/4" Square & 1-3/8" Square (retired)

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8 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! How did you stamp it? Did you lay down all the pieces and then stamp once over the top of them (like with triple time stamping)? I want to try this!

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    1. Naomi, that's exactly how I did it. The whole concept is like the triple layer, just a little more layered. I just put all of my very vanilla squares where I wanted them on my card, and used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line things up. That way I knew where the trees would land and not have any open spaces on the squares. I really like using that technique and mixing it up a little. :) Have fun...can't wait to see what you create!

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  2. Love this card Sara! Nice take on the sketch I would have never of thought of that. Wonderful Masculine card.

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  3. Thanks for explaining how you did it. I was just going to ask! This is so beautiful. I love what you did with the sketch.

    Evelyn

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  4. I love what you did with the sketch.
    such an amazing Card .... TFS
    CU hellerlittle

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  5. This is such a wonderful idea. I'm trying to recreated it put I'm having some difficulty.
    Are you saying the 2 square sizes are 1 1/4 and 1 3/8. The larger square looks much bigger then the smaller one. Can you also tell me what the measurement is for the piece of card stock you stamped on. I really appreciate your help.
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I just grabbed my card and I'm measuring the squares. You're right that they aren't all the same size. I'll shoot you some more info in a few when I get them all measured. :)

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    2. Ok, Barb, I measured everything. :) I used the 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punches. What I didn't put on my list is that I used the 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" squares from the Framelit Squares Collection...sorry about that! The big top left square is Early Espresso cut with the 1 1/2" framelit square and Very Vanilla punched with the 1 3/8" punch. The big middle square and the one down and to the right of it are the same size. The EE is punched with the 1 3/8" and the VV is punched with the 1 1/4" punches. For the two smallest squares I cut the EE with the 1 1/8" framelit square and punched out the VV with the 1" square. The Crumb Cake card stock that I stamped on is 3" x 4 1/4" and the EE under it is 3 1/8" x 4 3/8". I hope all of this info helps! :)

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Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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