Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Haiku Tree

I saw this great sketch on Beate's blog, Fresh & Fun yesterday and thought it would be perfect to use with my new Season of Friendship set. Since the tree image is so large, a square card is just the ticket for showcasing the image yet still have room to use some pretty patterned papers and embellishments.


I inked the tree in Creamy Caramel thumped in Close to Cocoa. Then I used my markers to ink the leaves: More Mustard, Ruby Red & Old Olive. I created the sky behind the tree by using my Not Quite Navy pastel. The Haiku designer paper is so pretty and is perfect for fall, so I used a couple of the prints from that paper pack along with Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock.

See the little scalloped tabs? I created those using the Scallop Square Punch. I just cut off the corners. Cute, huh? I was excited when I tried it and it actually worked out like I was thinking. I'm sure someone else has probably tried it before me, but to me it's a new thing. I was so excited to get those brads inserted to see how it looked that I suffered a devastating stampin' injury! (One of the prongs from the brad poked down deep inside my thumbnail, and it still hurts.) I probably won't even be able to clean house today because of it! ;-)

Other than my little injury I was quite happy with the way this one came together. I always love Beate's weekend sketches, so I'm glad I had some time to play along.


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12 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

What a perfect use of that sketch! I love your card Lynn, gorgeous as always. Great fall papers and that tree is so much fun. I might need to get that set. Hope you had a nice weekend. :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

I love your card!!!

Cassie said...

this card is perfection!! i love every little smidgeon of it!!

Lauren said...

This is such a great card. I love the paper and the layout.

Megan said...

cute cute cute cute card!! I'm a fan!

Jana Emmert said...

Just gorgeous! LOVE that tree.

Michele said...

I love this card and the little scallop tabs - what a great idea!

Vickie said...

WOW this card turned out fantastic!!! I LOVE it!!

Beate said...

Awesome card! Love how you place the tree, the photo corner and those adorable tabs!
Thanks for playing! Hugs and smiles

Beate said...

Awesome card! Love how you place the tree, the photo corner and those adorable tabs!
Thanks for playing! Hugs and smiles

Beate said...

Awesome card! Love how you place the tree, the photo corner and those adorable tabs!
Thanks for playing! Hugs and smiles

Vicki said...

Fabulous job on the sketch Lynn!! Love that tree image!! Everything you do is awesome!! :) TFS!