Friday, November 15, 2013

Lovely Tree!

I can't get enough of this tree set. It's called Always Grateful and has 3 gorgeous tree images that work for any season!

Here I've created a card for the Color My Heart Dare: Smokey Plum, Goldrush & Olive. It's a beautiful color combo, don't you think?  Check it out.




There are no layers on this card. First I made a mask to cover the outer edges of the card front. The bottom mask had a curved edge so it would look like snow drifts. Next I sponged Goldrush and Smokey Plum inks for a background, leaving a bright spot for a setting sun. The tree is stamped in Smokey Plum and the message (from Holiday Tags) is stamped in Olive. Finally, I lightly smeared some Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel for a glistening snow effect. I love how this turned out!


Click here to view or join the Color My Heart Color Dare.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Michelle



11 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, loving this technique and the results people are having. Also love one layer cards, I sometime think they are more of a challenge.

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  2. Awesome card, Michelle! I love the colors, masking and sparkle. I'm glad you were able to join us at the Color Dare this week--even though it's your Design Team week off!
    :) Marie

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  3. Gasp! (Choke, choke on a bit of muffin. Drink some water) And gasp again. Just beautiful!!

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  4. I understand Becca's comment! I saw it on Color MY Heart while drinking a glass of tea, had to swallow fast, and said out loud, "ooh, that's pretty!" Maybe there needs to be a warning label when something will take your breath away or make you choke on your tea!

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  5. ...Or fall off your chair! This is absolutely lovely, Michelle! The sky, the offset tree (I'm going now to check the stamp set--hadn't noticed it before now!), judicious use of sparkle... wow!

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  6. Truly a lovely tree! Your masking and sponging is perfect, and the added sparkle for 'snow' is absolutely perfect and really finishes the card.

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  7. Thank you for all the great comments! You all made my day!

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  8. This card makes me want to take a walk in the snow! Lovely card, Michelle.

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  9. Beautiful and I love the glittery sky look! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart

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  10. I love your twilight sky technique! This card is so pretty!

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