I LOVE this sketch. Stamping 411 had an awesome challenge this weekend. I made two cards that I have taken pictures of and I have another one on my stamp table awaiting assembly. Thanks for the awesome sketch!
I inked the tree with old olive and soft suede markers and decided to use a second generation stamping of it on the inside of the card. I like how not re-inking the stamp leaves a much softer look. I also stamped a phrase in soft suede. This card is a sympathy card for the family of a high school friend. He recently died of cancer and I found out Friday night so this sketch got used as my sympathy card mojo.
My second card using this sketch I took Saturday to my demo. She was having a class at her house and I thought she would enjoy a card to thank her for being such a great demo (I have known her for probably 10 years she is SO awesome). I wanted to decorate the inside of the card so i used the same stamp as I had on the front, but instead of inking it white, I inked it bermuda bay and I stamped it off so the inside image would be softer.I also like how rich razzelberry and bermuda bay go together. I also made this card into an easel style card. I must say I have figured out for myself why so many of the people making these style cards make them square...so that the front will stand up more (a very DUH! moment).