Sunday, January 29, 2012
Today I have a cute card for a new neighbor. The tree on this card is a new die you can pre-order from Joan's Gardens. Isn't it cute. It is the Marianne Design (LR0 203) tree. It was die cut twice - once using brown card stock and once using green. The green leaves were cut off and glued to the brown tree. I added a dot of glue to one area of the branches and that way as I cut off a leaf, I could place it in the same spot as it was cut off. I decided to add a few flowers to the tree since Spring should be here soon. Do you save small flowers, hearts, etc when you die cut a doily or a border? I do. I never know if I will use them, but in this case the little flowers from the Cheery Lynn "Daisy Lace Bracelet" (DL 135) die were the perfect size to add to this tree. I placed them on the Black Flower Shaping Mat and pressed down in the center with one of the tools from the Flower Tool Kit to give them a little dimension.
To create the green background, I placed the new Marianne "LR0 202" border along the bottom of a long piece of green card stock that was as wide as the card, and placed the Memory Box "Modern Landscape" (98257) die up around the middle and ran it thorough my die cutting machine. The top was cut off above the Landscape. I left the Marianne border attached to the upper piece and just pushed out the little pieces cut in the design. A piece of the same green card stock was added behind the die cut design. A piece of blue card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and attached to the top of the card. The die cut piece was attached over it. The sentiment is from the "Homespun Birdhouse" Die-Namics stamp set. The clouds were die cut using the Memory Box "Puffy Clouds" (98172) die.
I have a basket of fresh strawberries I need to go clean and get ready for strawberry shortcake. I'm looking forward to when we can go up to the strawberry fields and pick our strawberries -- yum, yum!
All the products I used can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.