Wow…what an awesome time at the Retreat! I love adding the extra day, because even with it, the time goes by SO fast! I took almost my entire studio with me, so now comes the part where it all has to go back. My sweet husband at least took it downstairs for me. Last night I just wanted to do nothing but rest. I should have been smart and had something ready to post already because I slept in this morning, but I didn’t think that far in advance! lol!
Here is a card that my Punch classes made last month, plus I took several with me to Leadership for swapping. I got the idea from Sharon (sorry, I can’t think of her last name or Blog right now!) who had the topiary as part of the scenery for a Control Freaks card swap. I took off on her idea and made it the focal point of my card.
To start, I used the Heart to Heart punch with three different colors of green cardstock…Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Kiwi Kiss. I used a sponge dauber and inked Chocolate chip around each one and I layered the fat one on the bottom, then the long skinny one and finally the small one on top. I hand cut a trunk and the base container is the Round Tab punch cut in half. I added a second small heart on the container. I used my fingernail to roll down the lip of the container, too.
The card base is Kiwi Kiss, with the next layer of Sahara Sand stamped with the Sanded background in Sahara Sand ink. I added a strip of Kiwi Kiss Patterns Paper and used the scallop edge punch along the bottom. I added some Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon, the Happy Birthday greeting from On Your Birthday and finally two 1/4 circle punches in the upper right corner.
Hope you have a wonderful day! I need to get back into my routine!
Sets: Sanded BG, On Your Birthday
C/S: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP
Inks: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Other: Heart to Heart punch, 1/4 circles, Round Tab punch, Scallop Edge punch, sponge daubers, Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon