Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mod Trees

While I was happily stamping away making backgrounds with PTI's Dot Spot set, there was always a tiny part of my mind thinking what awesome trees these stamps would make. I searched and searched through my many stamp sets trying to come up with a workable idea. Finally, in the deep dark corners of some of my very much unused sets, I rediscovered this tree stamp from an old Inque Boutique stamp collection. I have no idea if it's even made anymore, I think the company was bought by someone else. But it was perfect for what I had in mind.
I simply stamped the circular dot pattern in two colors of ink, then added the trunks. I love the effect!
I've also been wanting to create a zig zag pattern with the striped paper from PTI's Green Boutique collection, and set about trying it. It took a couple of tries, but this is what I came up with. I cut the patterned paper into strips, then alternated and flipped each one into this zig zag pattern. Sweet!
I love the way this card came out, which doesn't always happen when I'm trying new things! You should try it, it's a lot of fun when you hit on something that works!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Inque Boutique
Ink: Perfect Match, Vivid
Paper: PTI, Memory Box
Accessories: Martha Stewart corner punch, PTI ribbon, SU Modern Label punch, pearls, Stickles

3 comments:

  1. You clever lady! It's wonderful! You always have something new up your sleef...
    Really great!
    xMarie

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  2. What a fabulous card! The colours are lush - great idea and worth all the effort I say!

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  3. Awesome card - your tress are so creative & the colors are awesome!

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