Monday, May 7, 2012

Create Your Own Trees

Happy Monday Crafters!

I hope your weekend was filled with warm weather and good times! My sister-in law graduated from college yesterday so we spent our day with my hubby's family. It is so nice to visit with them (plus I get to see my uber-cute nieces and nephew :) We are super proud of Alyssa, she's the baby of the family and the last graduation for a long time.

Okay enough personal stuff, let's get to the card :)
This week The Play Date Cafe has some gorgeous colors to play along with.

While I was making my card I made a little discovery about myself. If you've been following along my paper crafting journey you know that I've been trying to push outside my boundaries. So I sat down with super cute pattern paper and made a card. the only thing stamped was the sentiment. Crazy, I know!

However, that's not the card I have for you today, because in making my pattern paper card I found it wasn't fun. :( I missed my stamping, big time! Apparently, I really am a stamper at heart. and I'm okay with that :) I will still try to incorporate more pattern paper in my cards but maybe just a strip or two lol

So here is my stamp-FULL card

I create my trees by stamping and masking the wood grain circle from My Happy in London Fog. Once I stamped the whole panel I trimmed them into various widths and mixed them up before adhering them to my teal panel with dimensional adhesive. I'm very happy with the way my "forest" came out :)

Those cute little butterflies were colored with copics and coated in stardust stickles. They are from Memory Boxes Butterfly Border. I just trimmed three off. The sentiment is from Find Joy and was stamped in Rosebud. All stamps are Hero Arts and the inks are Memento.

I hope you find some Joy in your day today! Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Gorgeous, Kelly! The trees came out perfect.. and I love that you cut apprt yoru butterfly border - hello! Brilliant! Love the color palette, too. :)

  2. This is so fun! I love how you created your own trees! Such a beautiful card Kelly!

  3. Fantastic hand-crafted trees, Kelly!

    Thanks a bunch for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  4. Absolutely stunning card Kelly! I love how you've layered those trees over the blue paper. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  5. Super cool, interesting 3d effect, colors and patterns are hypnotizing