It's the Blog Hogger again, coming to you from friendly card-making land! lol Now Kathy may think she's getting her blog back all to herself but I know her password so I'll keep on blogging . . . until she changes it! lol
Speaking of her password, every time I do a posting I have to enter a password that is a combination of 14 letters and numbers! What's up with that? Seriously, I can feel myself age each time I type it in! It's actually takes less time for me to type the posting!!! lol Anyway, if anyone needs some help learning how to choose passwords that are unpredictable . . . and long . . . thereby frustrating hackers, just contact Kathy! lol
There, now that I have my rant out of the way, my next card is called . . . you guessed it . . . Ode to Green! Recently we have been having cooler, rainier weather and I can feel our lovely summer slipping away. Sigh! Therefore, I just had to do a card that shows my appreciation to Mother Nature for the wonderful work she does. lol
It's simple, it's clean, it's green . . . and here it is:
And here's a picture from the top:
Here are the details:
- I cut Always Artichoke cardstock (cs) at 4 1/4" x 11", and scored it at 5 1/2".
- The Certainly Celery layer is 4" x 5 1/4".
- The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4" x 5".
- I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and stamped the row of trees in the middle of the Whisper White cs.
- Then I cleaned and dried the stamp really well (an important step so that the trees on either side of the middle tree don't leave a faint trace in the next step).
- I prepared a scrap piece of Whisper White cs by rubbing it lightly with my Embossing Buddy.
- Then I inked up the middle tree using my VersaMarker.
- I colored the image all over using a Certainly Celery marker. Then I used a Chocolate Chip marker to touch up some of the trunk and branches. I just lightly dabbed the marker onto the stamp.
- Then I used the Always Artichoke marker to randomly tap some more color onto various spots on the tree.
- After stamping my image, I covered it with Clear Emboss Powder and, using my Heat Tool, I embossed the image.
- I punched out the tree using the Extra-Large Oval punch.
- I ran a scrap piece of Always Artichoke cs through the Big Shot, using the oval shape from the Designer Frames Folders.
- I cut around the frame by hand, glued the tree to the center and popped up the image using Dimensionals.
Colleen, aka the Blog Hogger