Sunday, 21 February 2010

Lovely As A Tree


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,



  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! :)

  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

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

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

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

  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!

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


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