Thursday, 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:

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

What a fabulous tree! Great job!

Rose said...

Fantastic tree, great take on the challenge :-)

willow said...

Great card and love the tree
maz

Fi said...

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

Lucy, England said...

Very sweet - lovely idea.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

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

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

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?

Ann said...

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

lauren said...

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

SmilynStef said...

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

Jana said...

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

cassandramarie said...

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.

Vicky said...

this is so cool, steph! fantastic card!

Ivolina said...

Beautiful card and very interesting tree.

Karen Lee said...

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

hugs, Karen Lee