Sunday, September 27, 2015

Birthday Trees

Hello Everyone!  Today, I used a new technique, well a new one for me.  I used 1" painter's tape to ink up the background in various colors.  Pretty cool, don't you think?  I was able to put this card together in less than 10 minutes!  Not bad, since I normally take an hour or so.  Anyway...

First, I cut out my card stock.  I used Tip Top Taupe (A-2) and Glossy White 5 1/4 X 4.  I know that Stampin' Up! no longer caries the glossy paper, but you can use the Shimmery White or Glossy Photo Paper.  Regular white card stock will also work, just not as great as the glossy.

Second, I applied my ink starting at the bottom.  I roughly cut a strip of painter's tape (I found mine at the dollar store.) to cover the width of my card and then some.  I dabbed the tape, sticky side down on my classic ink pad.  The glue on the tape picks up the ink.  I then placed the tape on my card and rubbed it to transfer the ink onto the paper.  I carefully peeled the painter's tape away and viola, the ink was on the paper!  So cool and easy.  I proceeded with the other colors:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, and Basic Black. Make sure that you use a clean strip of painter's tape for each color. You do not want to mix up your colors on your ink pads.

Third, I stamped my trees (Lovely as a Tree) and the sentiment using the Basic Black Archival Ink.  The sentiment that I used is from the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set. I then adhered the Glossy White paper to the front of the Tip Top Taupe card.

Truly an easy card to make.  Once the background is applied, you can stamp just about anything with whatever sentiment you need.  I hope you enjoy making this card as much as I did.  Following is a list of supplies that I used.  Feel free to order from my Stampin' Up! store, or leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Until next time, Happy Stamping! 

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