Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Here's a card that is suitable for an Earth Day post. It is made with the new Trendy Trees set from Stampin' Up! In keeping with Earth Day, the patterned papers came from my scrap bin. How's that for recycling! Here's the card:

I started with a standard size piece of SU Wilda Wasabi card stock cut down to 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches and scored it at 4.25 inches. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to measure 5.25 x 4
Next, I used my flexible BoBunny ruler to get the curves that I wanted for my patterned paper and tore the paper using the ruler as my guide. After inking the edges of the patterned paper and adhering it to the vanilla card stock, I stamped the tree trunks and leaves using my Stampamajig to line them up. The lighter trees were done using the stamping off technique. Finally I adhered my ribbon and stamped the sentiment.

Recently I undertook the arduous task of sorting all of my scraps. I put them in an accordion file by color. Now, my scraps are at my fingertips. And, no longer plagued by the thought of digging through the minefield that was my scrap bin, I am actually reaching for my scraps and saving paper (and money!) at the same time.

Ingredients: Stampin' Up! card stock (Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla) and patterned paper; Stampin' Up! (Wild Wasabi) and Anna Griffin (brown) ink; Trendy Trees stamp; Bobbin Ribbon; BoBunny ruler and Stampamajig.


chelemom said...

Fantastic card! Love the "hills" you've created!

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh this is awesome, TFS!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love love LOVE this wonderful scene with the torn hills and darling trees! Beautiful card, Linda.