Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ornamental Greens

This Saturday marks the beginning of deer hunting for Brett and his beloved shot gun.  In other words, I will be a hunting widow. :(  The colors for our challenge at Color Me Beautiful this week just SCREAMED camouflage, so I decided to go in that direction.
Don't they just look woodsy?  I haven't inked of the ole classic Lovely as a Tree lately, so I thought this was a good time to pull it out and dust it off.
For the background, I started with Shimmer White Cardstock. It is my absolute favorite!  I spritzed it with water then dropped reinkers directly onto it.  I then blotted it with a paper towel, dried it with my heat tool and spritzed it with my homemade Crumb Cake Shimmer Spritz to give it some more shimmer.  Then I stamped the swirls over the top. 

The tree is stamped on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that is on the inside of the card. I cut the ornament through both layers of cardstock so the tree and sentiment could peek through. I actually forgot I was cutting through the card too and only did the top layer the first time. It was SO easy to put it back on top of the card front and run it back through together. The framelit fit nicely in the cut portion and didn't slide at all!  The tree is covered with Dazzling Details to add some glimmer.  I've decided to call this card Elegant Camo. :)

Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Shimmer White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Tools: Holiday Ornament Framelits, Stampin' Spritzer, rubbing alcohol
Accessories: Old Olive Polka Dot Scalloped Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

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