Monday, July 28, 2008

A sparkle tree

In my last post I mentionned a foam stamping product for which I couldn't remember the name. I had to search through a product catalog at the store until I found it. It's called Penn Score. The product has been around many years. Doreen was cleaning out drawers of demo products & found it. I decided to play with it. I really like the results for the bird.

Today, I put together another card using Hero Arts stamps from a Clear Design set called "Trees, Birds & Messages". The set includes 2 birds, a tree, branch, squirrel & several verses as well as some smaller elements.

For this card, I stamped the tree in black. I used watercolors to paint the leaves, flowers & background. I added a slope of ground in brown across the bottom. Once the paint had dried, I added Stickles glitter glues for some sparkle. Stamp "enjoy" & add a bow to the tree. Mat on a salmon/pink paper. The scallops were cut & embossed of a soft green vellum using the largest Spellbinders Nestabilities Square. Since my image was not a square, I trimmed an edge off of the scallops & glued it in place at the top of the tree. It's really hard to tell that it's been pieced, isn't it? Adhere it all to a lime green Bazzil card. Voila! A mini piece of art to brighten someone's day!



sharo said...

Saw this card and the two bird ones on Flickr. Good place to find ideas!

FM Girls said...

Thank you so much for checking the blog, Sharo! I love getting comments.