Sunday, June 10, 2012

Take 2: Lovely As a Tree for Father's Day

 Did you visit my blog yesterday?  Are you thinking, ummm Allison, that's the same card!  Don't worry, I haven't gone crazy, it's not the same card.  :)  At my workshop yesterday I wanted to show the ladies how a few small changes can take a simple card to the 'next level' very easily.

This is the 'simple' version.
This is the 'next level' version.

Both cards are lovely, but slightly different.  The 'next level' card has some heat embossing in black, which really gives the woodgrain background and the oak tree more definition, making the card more dramatic.  I also sponged the Very Vanilla cardstock with some Crumb Cake ink, and distressed the edges for some added texture and visual interest.  Small details can take your card from simply wonderful, to next level WOW! 

Supplies for the 'next level' card:

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Woodgrain
 Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Punch: Decorative Label
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons
Other: Blender Pen, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Distressing Tool, Stampin' Sponge
All supplies from Stampin' Up!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  I'll be back tomorrow to show you a fun new card that uses NO STAMPS!  I know, you're shocked and horrified....but I promise it's worth coming back to check it out!

Happy Stampin'

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