Friday, May 29, 2009
Wishing You Well with an Orange Tree
This card uses one of my favorite stamps...the swish from a Hero Arts clear set called Friendship Messages. This swish makes a great "ground" for all sorts of other stamps. Here, I used it for an orange tree and get well message. The simple layout gets its punch from the bright green galore color and the orange bling.
Simplicity Tip: Instead of coloring all the leaves one color, I colored the half of the leaves on the tree with a green galore marker and the other half with a gable green marker, with pretty random placement and no shading. Not sure if my picture conveys the added interest and depth this gives, but IRL it makes a huge difference.
Cardstock: PTI white, SU green galore
Ink: Palette chocolate, and SU green galore, gable green
Stamps: Hero Arts
Accessories: light orange rhinestones (Hero Arts), dark orange rhinestones (bougth at Michael's), SU dimensionals