April 30, 2009

Caardvarks "Trees a Crowd" Challenge

After missing out on the last Caardvarks challenge, I did get a card made for the Trees a Crowd challenge that ends today. I was also pleasantly surprised when I checked out today's 365 Cards challenge. The challenge is to put a leaf (or two or three) on your card. I haven't been doing a very good job keeping up with the 365 Cards challenges, so I'm glad I completed at least one this week. So, here's my card:


It's the same stamp I used on the Caardvarks critter card challenge, but I really like it. I printed a birthday sentiment on the inside:

The tree stamp is one I carved awhile ago. I just used the branch part of the stamp. The leaves are made from that paper twist stuff. The larger leaves are a Sizzix die cut, and the smaller leaves I cut by hand. Thanks for looking!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Hobby Lobby and ivory linen cardstock
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Stamps/Ink: handmade tree stamp, Kolette Hall bird stamp; StazOn timber brown ink
Other: paper twist, machine stitching

15 comments:

  1. What a fabulous tree! Great job!

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  2. Fantastic tree, great take on the challenge :-)

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  3. Great card and love the tree
    maz

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  4. Great card, I love how your leaves seem to come off the page.
    Hugs
    Fi

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  5. Great card Steph. Look forward to seeing many more.
    Regards
    Michelle

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  6. Great card I love all the cutting detail you used. Don't you just love it when one card can represent more than one challenge?

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  7. This is flippin' FABulous! Way to go on both challenges!

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  8. this is definitely FABULOUS! love the branch...and those textural leaves...and of course that ADORABLE little bird! :)

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  9. Love your very cool hand-carved tree branch ... and the gorgeous dimension and texture on those leaves ... fabulous!

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  10. Wonderful card. Love your branch and leaves. Too cool.

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  11. What a great idea to use that crinkle stuff! Crepe paper, I'm thinking? Whatever variety of crinkle stuff it is, it added a wonderful texture to the leaves.

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  12. this is so cool, steph! fantastic card!

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  13. Beautiful card and very interesting tree.

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  14. WOW.....I'm in love with this one!

    hugs, Karen Lee

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