Monday, November 19, 2007

Lovely as a Tree

I am rearranging my black presentation board in preparation for a Women's Expo show I am doing in a couple weeks. I ran across this card posted on the board. Lovely as a Tree is one of my most favorite sets. I made this card for convention swap back several years ago (and my Christmas card that same year!) I can't even count the number of people who contacted me AFTER convention and asked how I made it. I'm amazed, except for the Merry Christmas greeting (which could be easily substituted), it still is current!

For this card, I stamped the tree with Black Stazon on clear acetate window sheet. I flipped it over and added touches of Liquid Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The Night of Navy background is stippled and sponged with silver Encore ink. The top layer is Brushed Silver, cut with the oval coluzzle, and I stamped Merry Christmas with Black Stazon. At the top I punched the two holes for the black eyelets and added a bow with Silver Cord.

I think it is fun to run across old cards I've made. It is amazing to see how your style changes over the years. Since I've been stamping over six years now, I've seen a lot of trends come and go. Do you have any of your first cards sitting around?

1 comment:

connie said...

Connie, I so remember this card because when I saw it a few years ago I totally cased it for OUR Christmas card too!
Simply elegant, it still has that "wow" factor.
Connie too, a fellow Buckeye