Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lovely As A Tree

Hi!

I finally got a chance to do some crafting last night. Hubby was out for work, all three children were asleep and my time was all my own. Yay! I put Dirty Dancing on to watch and settled in to make a card for Stampin' Royalty Challenge #7: make a masculine card. The timing of this challenge was perfect, as it is my brother-in-law's birthday next week.



I'd received a set of Stampin' Pastels in my starter kit, so I decided to give them a whirl. I was a bit nervous, as I'd never used them before. I used Chocolate Chip for the trunk and also dabbed it in a few places in the tree to give the effect of branches peeking through. I used a combination of Sage Shadow and Really Rust for the foliage. I was really pleased with the soft effect the pastels created. I'll definitely be using the pastels again.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Versamark
Pastels: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon

Catch you later,

Tina

7 comments:

  1. Great card Tina. I love pastels they are great! Have had a craft free day today, so very jealous you have got some done! :)

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  2. This is a grogeous card Tina, a lovely use of the pastels too, well one, and one more thing, dirty dancing is my fave movie of all time.LOL

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  3. Love it! This is a fabulous image for masculine cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

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  4. Great work - thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty. Please come over and check out my blog candy this week www.stamperontheshore.blogspot.com

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  5. Awesome card! :-) Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin’ Royalty!

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  6. I love it! I'm going to have to get this stamp set! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

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  7. This card is quite magical Tina and the pastels add soooo much. Brilliant card.

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