I love trees and birds and the card I am sharing today has both. It is for the Play Date Café Challenge #126. Here’s the gorgeous inspiration board:
I was of course inspired by the photo of the fabric with the Birch trees. Here’s my card:
The trees were inked with Versamark and then grey was added here and there to the edges with a grey marker before stamping on glossy cardstock. The trees were clear embossed, burying the grey marks underneath the embossing. The same grey marker was used to add the grey marks to the tree. I sponged the following inks on the sky (first masking the ground off): Aqua, Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky, Slate, using a ColorBox Stylus tool. Wipe the ink off the trees. For the grounds I used these inks: Willow, Bamboo Leaves, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss.
Flowers were added to the ground with a white gel pen. The Friend Definition was stamped on white paper using Weather Wane ink and the birds come from a border punch. The sentiment was white embossed on a piece of glossy cardstock which had been inked with Weather Wane.
It is really fun to work with dye inks on white glossy cardstock, you should try it out if you haven’t yet.
Thank you for stopping by!
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Tree Trunks S5477, Friend Definition CG125; Anytime Messages CL129; Adirondack inks: Aqua, Slate, Willow; Distress Ink: Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss; Jenni Bowlin: Weather Wane, Speckled Egg; Memento: Bamboo Leaves; Memento Marker London Fog; Colorbox Stylus tool; white gel pen; Martha Stewart Birds on a Wire border punch; Kromekote glossy cardstock.