January 22, 2011

Flower Soft Trees...............

For a long time, for some reason I have wanted a stamp of bare trees, not really sure why just thought that some day it would be nice to make a card with, so I bought one a month or so ago.  Well that day came, when I got my March 2011 issue of CardMaker magazine on the front cover waw a card made with a bare tree and covered with Flower Soft.  Then at Jitterbuggin the challenge this week was to make a card with.   BROWN.....and one other accent color! It also had to include at least one Cricut cut and a bow somewhere.
 So here is the card I made following that theme.
 I think I may have done the color scheme a bit backwards, OOPS seems like it came out green with a "BROWN" accent, but I think that Sherri will let me include it in the Jitterbuggin Challenge :).

I cut the green frame for the Cindy Loo cartridge, this cartridge has some great frames on it and you can cut out the flourish to match.   I stamped my bare tree stamp using a dark brown and heat embossed it.  Then I put dabs of glue randomly on the tree branches then sprinkled it with light green Flower Soft  and pressing it down to push it onto the glue, after that I added a few more dabs of glue and sprinkled on Flower Soft Summer mix to make it look like blossoms on the tree. 

I hope I achieved the effect of blossoms on the trees, with a few that had fallen onto the ground.
We also had to have a bow, well I wanted to try and keep this as a card I can use for a guy so I chose a brown piece of braiding cord to make my bow.  Later I will add a sentiment when I decide how to use it.    I offset the frame at the top corner so I could add that sentiment in the lower right corner when I am ready.
Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy hearing from you.


Charlotte said...

Sooooooo Pretty!!! This is just a gorgeous card. What is flower soft? I love the look.

mforquer said...

Wow Donna - gorgeous!! I love the look of this card! The softness of the trees - I love the colors too! Another beautiful design by Donna!

Kim H said...

Wow! What can I say say... gorgeous, elegant, beautiful are just to name a few! Oh I forgot speechless and jaw dropping!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This card is GORGEOUS. Love the soft colors and the tree indeed looks like it has blossoms on it. Beautiful!

Peggy said...

Donna, I love your card. You never cease to amaze me. I have not tried the flower soft yet but you enable me to want to. LOL

Sharon said...

WOWZERS Donna! This is just awesome! :)

Sherri said...

Woo Hoo Donna.....that flowersoft on that stamp is this one!

Thanks for Jitterbuggin'!

Cricut Couple said...

I have to go and find these fibers! Jill really wants these. She saw a similar card in the Card Maker Magazine and really wants to make one. I can't believe we don't have those yet, but maybe after the BLIZZARD! Hee! Hee! It's so beautiful! Love everything about it!