My card is fairly simple in design, but I love how it turned out. I think it would be a great masculine encouragement card—or even a graduation card.
I’ve got a little tutorial for you, showing you how I colored my tree. I’d intended to color it with Copic markers but before I got started I remembered the stippling technique and knew it would do better for me than the Copics.
So, let’s get started. First of all, I die cut some rustic paper with one of this month’s new Die-namics Designer Labels I STAX dies and stamped my image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
Here are the supplies you’ll need: stamped image, water based ink pad, and a stenciling brush. I used three colors of ink for my tree, starting with the lightest color.
Dab the flat surface of your brush on the ink pad. No need to rub, just dab until you get a good amount of ink on the brush, then dab the brush to your image, straight up and down and randomly.
Rinse your brush with water and repeat with the other colors until you get good coverage. Don’t overdo :) And don’t worry if you go outside the lines a bit—it’s not a big deal with this technique since it works so well with irregular shaped images.
Here’s a close up of the finished image on the card.
I love this little horizontal element on this card. First I cut a border with my Die-namics Simply Scallops, Medium die. Then I added a couple of strips of the new Die-namics Squiggle Border and tied some twine between them, anchored with a button.
Here’s the inside with a sentiment from the set and part of the tree again.
Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:
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Stamps: Inspired by Trees (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Hot Fudge (MFT); Conservatory (7 Gypsies); Rustic Cream; Kraft corrugated cardboard
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Almost Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Designer Labels I STAX, Squiggles Border, and Simply Scallops, Medium Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, button, foam dots, sewing machine, stenciling brush