Sunset Tree Note

Sunset Tree Note

Here’s a card I made just before my trip home to see husband (I’m back now!) I made it in a bit of a hurry… It’s a response to the Muse challenge combined with the sketch from Global Design Project.

I started by watercolouring my background. I used a combination of different reds and yellows to get the colours how I wanted them. I then trimmed the panel down to the size I wanted based on the given sketch.

I don’t have any flowers that would work for silhouetting, but I remembered I had this tree which is an oak by Stamperia. I decided that would work! I don’t have my embossing powders with me, and don’t have any white ink, so I wasn’t sure at first how I would approach creating the silhouettes. After some thinking I decided to stamp them in metallics, with the thought being using three different shades would allow for an impression of depth.

I stamped first the bronzey colour which doesn’t actually show up as well as I would like… I probably should have stamped it on the lighter side of the background! I then stamped the silver and the gold. They all came out a bit messier than I would prefer, but let’s say it is artistic.

I then went on to stamp my sentiment. It is from Avery Elle’s Petal Panel. Finally I assembled the card which was simply a case of adhering the panel to the card base using my tape runner.

Sunset Tree Note 2I like the idea of this card but it didn’t turn out as well as I would prefer. Probably because I was in a rush! I think if I were to do it again I would definitely prefer to emboss the trees, which would help them stand out better. I also think I should have matted the painted panel on a piece of black card stock. I did consider it, but couldn’t find a suitable piece in my stash!


Lady Joyful


12 thoughts on “Sunset Tree Note

  1. Charlotte, thank you for finding inspirations in my card and sharing at Muse. Love your blended colors and the metallic stamping of your tree. Hugs, Marilyn

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