30 June 2011

Love is Like a Tree

Continuing my quest to make more masculine cards, I'm sharing this great Sweet Peek with you today, with a fab new set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  Love is Like a Tree is perfect for both guy/couple cards (which you can't girlie up too much because it's for the guys too) AND it's perfect to take this set in a frilly, girlie direction. It's such an all-around versatile set!  I am loving the July release from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

I stamped my image on watercolor paper that I had misted with water first.  The effect is a very watery, smeared image that I think is beyond pretty.  I heat set it to dry, and then wrinkled the paper up to help age it.  Then I sponged on various inks until I was happy with the result.  My sentiment is stamped on dry watercolor paper, and I sponged the edges.  I hand -stitched around the edge of the card.

You'll notice on the Sweet Peek image above that there is a separate stamp with hearts-leaves - how darling are they? I chose, since my card was intended for a guy, to not use that stamp. But be sure to head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog for more inspiration using this new set - you won't be disappointed!

Stamps:  Love is Like a Tree (SNSS)
Card Stock: SU Old Olive, Choc Chip; unkown watercolor 
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Stain, Walnut Stain
Accessories: thread
Tools: paper piercer, Tim Holtz Design Ruler, sponge, SU pucnh


Julia Aston said...

Love the look of this with the wrinkled distressed paper Taylor! and the patterned paper is the perfect background for the image!

Pam Hornschu said...

Great card, especially the added distressing. I can't believe you hand-stitched around the edge.