Sunday, July 5, 2015

Very Best Day Ever

Today I have a card that will work great for all the guy birthdays - masculine colors and clean design.  I die cut two panels using the Stitched Edge Dies from Waltzingmouse.  Then I stamped the Spooky Tree Background stamp - in Abandoned Coral Distress ink on the larger panel - and in Kraft Ink on the smaller panel.  I stamped this wonderful big sentiment called Best Day  in Smokey Shadow.
I didn't try to match up the tree stampings but  placed the panel so a few of the branches flowed into each other and I think it looks like it matches without really matching!  I colored a Mirrored Star with Espresso Adirondack ink and adhered it to the top corner (it looks more glassy and shiny IRL!) - and scattered a few brown/tan sequins over the card.  The dark colors keep these additions looking masculine.
Having said it works for the guys -  I also think this will work for the girls - a nature lover, someone you don't know well enough to know if they are all flowery, a co-worker etc. -  and changing up the colors would make a difference too.
 I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
 the Happy Little Stampers Sketch challenge
My tree comes in from the left and my sentiment is larger but it is under the tree image!

Cardz 4 Guyz  - Something Beginning with B (brown branches)
I'm on vacation this coming week - whoo hoo!  Kent is still re-cooperating from his knee replacement (two months out) so we're not going away - but he is walking and driving - so we are going to go take some short walks in local parks and along the nearby ocean.  And I'm sure I'll get some extra stamping in as well!!

Stamps:  Best Day Ever, Spooky Tree Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Kraft - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Abandoned Coral;  Classic Kraft, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Stitched Edge Dies - Waltzingmouse, sequins, foam dots, Mirrored Star - Ideaology.


Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Julia! I love how you layered the tree stamp and it's not spooky at all on this dreamy card!! Love the sentiment too. hugs :)

Kripa Koushik said...

I'd never have thought of combining d two. Beautiful card.

~amy~ said...

Great masculine card Julia! Love that sentiment. I placed my very first WMS order and I'm looking forward to their arrival!

Jane Willis said...

Until I read what you'd written I was going to have remarked on how perfectly you matched the branches up - they LOOK as if you spent ages perfecting the lining up! A lovely, dramatic card. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Loll said...

LOVE this design Julia. And love the two colours of branches that flow into each other. Amazing!! And like you said .. perfect for a masculine card, but also really a card for anyone. Very versatile and oh-so beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Annette Allen said...

ok this is just TOO awesome.. totally love it..
great designing..

Virginia Lu said...

Julia, this is such a gorgeous design. Excellent choice of stamp and colors! The dimensions are tremendous! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge!

Kylie said...

A very creative use of the sketch. I love the branches! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Helen said...

That looks so effective - a really great idea.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Helen said...

Sorry, I meant to say - could you please e-mail me at [email protected] about being a GDT member for Cardz 4 Guyz?

Helen x

Cazro said...

Such a clever idea of joining the branches on different levels. Spotted your brown baranches and black words. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Gloria said...

Your tree is amazing !
It is so beautiful !
Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers Sketch challenge !

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous card, Julia! This is a great design for all occasions!! XOXO-Shari

Birgit said...

This is such a stunning card! Love how the tree flows from panel to panel. Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge.