July 11, 2014


Good morning to you!  I have been meaning to use this cute layout from CAS(E) this Sketch for a long, long time and I've clearly missed the deadline to link up my card, but I couldn't resist making a card with it anyway.

The main image is the Teardrop Tree Die-namics from My Favorite Things, and unfortunately, it's been discontinued.  I did find it at Simon Says Stamp though, so I've linked that up for you at the end of my post.  Whew!  I love this little tree and when I bought it, I couldn't find the time to use it.  So now, here you go. 

I stamped the diagonal stripes with the Striped Backgrounds stamp in Jellybean Green ink and then cut the tree trunk right out of the middle of the teardrop.  This way I can layer it up flat.  I sponged around the edges of the trunk in Chocolate Brown ink so the embossed texture comes out a bit more.

I wanted some sort of background for my little tree, so I tried to add some re-inker drops to the sky, but that turned out to be a major disaster, so I started over and went the safe route and used the little splatter drop images from Abstract Art. Much better.  Controlled messy.  I can handle that.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: essential sentiments (mft), striped backgrounds (mft), darling dots (mft), abstract art (mft), jumbo abstract art (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), kraft (mft), gumdrop green (mft), sour apple (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), chocolate brown (mft), jellybean green (mft), sour apple (mft), sno cone (mft), blu raspberry (mft)
accessories: teardrop tree die-namics (mft), snow drifts die-namics (mft), corner rounder, sponge daubers, jody boosters