Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Thinking of you Trees

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a friend who has recently had some bad news.
I have to say, over the past 6 months I've really enjoyed taking part in various challenges as they give you some inspiration, and often make me work outside of my comfort zone, not to mention I get new visitors to my blog who leave lovely comments. However, I do sometimes like to just sit down and craft completely off the cuff. It seems like ages since I've done that, so I was really pleased with this card which I created. 

I used a lovely tree silhouette stamp stamped in Forest moss distress ink, and then sponged with the same ink. I layered it onto white card, kraft card, and finally a section of a page from an old book.

The ribbon I threaded through to the back of the card (I feel it lies flatter this way) and the join is hidden under the sentiment. I wanted to have the sentiment slightly off centre, so needed something to balance it up, so I took 2 buttons, one large and one small, and threaded them with some twine. I then tied the twine onto the ribbon and pulled it tight which made this lovely bow effect.
Thanks for looking, I know its mainly followers who will see this with it not being in a challenge, but I appreciate all my followers very much!
Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments.


  1. Lovely stamping, this CI image is so versatile. I like how you've teamed it with text from a book. I keep meaning to try that idea.

  2. What a great card. A beautiful image and I really love the textural mat you used.

  3. What a soft, serene card, good for a guy or a gal. I like the tree image, and it looks good with the page from an old book. ;)

  4. Beautiful serene card, love the neutral tones, lovely!

  5. This is so pretty! I LOVE the torn book page and the CAS layout! It's Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment! I just started following you blog!

  6. I love how you used print to frame your focal image and I really like the way you did your button on the ribbon! Beautiful card!