I’m so happy to be able to share this fun card I created last week for the Simon Wednesday Challenge! The challenge was “Something New” and I totally just had to pull out the latest stamp that I got from Concord and 9th called Tree Hugs. I just love that you can create your own birch trees and add a little carving. I suppose that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (already?!) and this set makes awesome masculine cards! I stamped the trees onto Whisper White using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. It took a little bit of masking to create the angled trees and the branch but nothing too time consuming. Then I set about coloring. I used two Copic colors and that was it! BG11 is the light aqua background and then E31 adds a little shading to the trees and carving. I was so happy that Santa brought me some Copics for Christmas and E31 was in that little pack of neutrals that he knew I just had to have!! When I was all done coloring, I trimmed the image layer using my Big Shot and the Stitched Rectangles Dies from Simon Says Stamp.
Hope you enjoy this fun card. Back on Wednesday for the latest from Freshly Made Sketches! See you then!
Stamp: Tree Hugs (Concord and 9th); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Drummer Boy Dies(WPlus9), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Zig Water Pen, Dimensionals, Softly Falling Embossing Folder (SU)
I am SO glad that you created this gorgeous card with SSS Wed. Challenge in mind! It truly is perfect and balanced. I love the choice of colors and composition! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge!
I have almost ordered this set multiple times – you’ve now convinced me that I need it!! Love your soft blue behind the shaded tree.
I love everything about this card – especially how the aqua background really makes that tree pop!