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Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Happy Earth Day!

How about a card with nice earth tones and a tree image to celebrate Earth Day? I so lucked out with the Sketch Challenge (SC225) on SCS today. It was just perfect for the little tree image from the Forest Friends set that I had set my heart on using today!

I created the four background panels with Walk in the Park and Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Papers. They were matted with Close to Cocoa card stock and adhered to the textured Chocolate Chip panel.

The tree stamp was inked up with Kiwi Kiss ink first. I then removed the ink from the trunk and branches with a blender pen and added Close to Cocoa ink with a marker. The sentiment on the vellum strip is a Chocolate Chip rub-on. I rubbed two vintage brads onto a Chocolate Chip craft ink pad and clear embossed them.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Forest Friends
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (regular & textured), Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Card Stock Vellum, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: Chit Chat Rub-Ons, Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write Marker, Blender Pen, Word Window Punch, Vintage Brads, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 1/4″ Circle Punch (retired), Crafters’ Tool Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristin Moore // Apr 22, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Vera this is so beautiful! I adore your color choices in the pattern papers and the vellum sentiment over the tree. I just LOVE Earth Day and am just smiling seeing your card!

  • 2 Heather P. // Apr 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Oh Vera, this is simply ~perfect~! Wow!

  • 3 Kay Kalthoff // Apr 23, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I love this card, Vera! I like the way everything is layered, too. TFS!

  • 4 Kristin Moore // Apr 30, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I have a “Smile Award” for you on my blog today!

  • 5 Lisa Henke // May 1, 2009 at 8:08 am

    wow! I love this, Now I know why Kristen picked it for her smile award. this is great.