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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Branch Out Thank You!

I was able to find some time to play with the Stampin' Up! "Branch Out" set again. The first time I played with it I struggled a bit but this time it was much easier. Maybe because I had a purpose and a need for the card and last time I just wanted to make a card!! It really does make a difference in how the card can look when you are done!!! Well, it does for me!

I stamped the tree in Chocolate Chip ink. And the tire swing too. But for the tire I took a marker and just added a bit of black color to it after it was stamped. Now had I been thinking of coloring the tire before I stamped it I would have taken the marker and colored the tire right on the rubber. But I didn't think about coloring the tire until after I had stamped it and saw it on the card stock! For the color in the tree I used some fun stuff called "Flower Soft." Isn't it cool?? And PSSSSSST Sandy, the Flower Soft arrived today!!! We're splitting some and I just had to use my half of the "Sweet Pea" color!!! That color was Sandy's suggestion and a great one at that!!!

The "thank you" is from the "Oval All" set. I hadn't had a chance to use that set and when I saw the "thank you" I knew it was going on this card. And that little butterfly on it cinched the deal!!! It's SO cute!

I also used the "Lots of Tags" die cut. The new oval punch fits nicely on that die cut! I sponged the edges of the die and the oval in Chocolate Chip. I also sponged the vanilla in Chocolate Chip as well. I layered the tree on top of a piece of Chocolate Chip and then layered that on top of a piece of Certainly Celery. The pink layer is Pretty in Pink and I ran that through the Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder. I think that is my favorite folder of all the ones I have!!! I seem to use it a lot, don't I? LOL

This was a pretty simple card to do. The Flower Soft helped with that! I was able to add a lot of color to the card using that stuff. I have wanted to buy this stuff since it first came out!! Now I have some and you may see it more on my cards!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Joyce Spear said...

What did you attach the Flower Soft with? Crystal Effects?

Shy said...

Love the look of the flower soft. Need to get me some to play with! It looks just beautiful on the tree. Really like that label bunch from SU too! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't know what the Flower Soft is, but I will find out. Your card is really cute. I like the Thank You also with the butterfly. Is that a single stamp or a SU stamp set?

Thanks for the cute ideas.


NeedsARibbon said...

Wow, the Sweet Pea flowersoft really goes well with those SU! colors. Hint to SU!.... ~"Sandy"

Ret said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the flower soft with it! Very nice!! I think this is just the cutest set. I wasn't crazy about it, til I saw some cards...and this one is no exception! love it!

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful card, great job on it!