Monday, March 23, 2009

Flowering Crabapple Tree...

Yes, I know it's been ages since I've posted and heck even had a chance to stamp! So I'm posting my favorite creation from my class this weekend. Since this is our first spring at our home we were unsure what the flowers & trees had in store for us. Well much to my surprise I have a beautiful Crabapple Tree in my front yard and it's covered with gorgeous pink buds & a few light pink blossoms. So I used my tree as inspiration for this card.

First I made the window layers of my card front using my Nesties (which I just ordered all the NEW ones from Polka Dot Plaza and I can't wait to put them to use!). Next I ran the Kiwi Kiss layer through the Big Shot using the large polka dot texture plate from SU. I stamped the tree from Branch Out in chocolate chip ink and then added some blossoms in Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette. Since those colors matched the Flower Soft I'd been hoarding, I decided to add random specs of glue to the tree blossoms and throw on some Flower Soft.....I love it!

I also love the SU Tags which I used for the sentiment. I first saw them on my pal Joanne's blog and I just HAD to have them!!! Here's a little peek of the inside since you can't really see it all when it's closed. I just tore a piece of scrap paper and stippled a bit of Kiwi Kiss along the bottom to give it the look of grass. Stamps - Branch Out, Best Yet (retired SU)
Cardstock - Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette
Accessories -SU Texture Plates 1, Lot of Tags die, Flower Soft