Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Great Outdoors

 I made this card for a swap I participated in for an on-line group I belong to. The theme for the swap was The Great Outdoors and as much as I love nature and the outdoors, this was a tough challenge for me. Heck, I was even the one who posted the swap for the group thinking I could handle it!!! Well, there are at least two other attempts in the junk pile!!! I tried using some other stamps for my card and eventually came back to a pair that I had used on another card a few years ago, but used greens instead of blues. This card measures 5 x 7 inches. I believe the I used Pear Pizzazz for the base and image layer. The rest of the layers are Early Expresso. The birch trees are a background stamp I got from a friend who was selling off some of her excess stamps (she's not getting it back, but I will let her borrow it...LOL!) and added some white gel pen highlights. We don't have any of these trees here in Florida, but I remember them from growing up in Ohio and Pennsylvania. So pretty!!
The buck is from SU!'s Nature Silhouettes. Brayered Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke on the image layer and sponged with Soft Suede. The twine is from a roll of the cheap old binding twine you buy at the dollar store. I separated it into three separate threads like you would do with embroidery floss to get it to the thickness I wanted. (couldn't find the good stuff...I may be out....GASP!!)
Well, I must get busy with the all the things I still have to do before I leave for Ohio on Saturday morning. Thanks for stopping in!!


  1. I love that BG stamp too...I don't blame you for not giving it up!

  2. Wow Lynnor, I do love this beautiful forest stamp. Looks like a folder. The depth is awesome. Well, I'd say you did pretty good.

  3. Wow, this card is just stunning! It really jumped off the page, it's so gorgeous! Wow!


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