Here with a card for Freshly Made Sketches #67. I had an idea in my head when I first saw the sketch and I worked with it for about 25 minutes but could not get the layout to look right. So...... I gave up on that idea completely because I couldn't make it work.... and made this card in less than 10 minutes from idea to finished product. I had just received this birch tree die in the mail a week ago and hadn't gotten to use it yet. The idea of using a tree with heart leaves as the focal point came to me and it worked out easily. I love it when a card comes together that quickly. The only problem is I now have a pile of card parts on my desk left over from the first attempt that didn't work.......they will, I am sure, make it onto a card eventually or the layout will come together when I look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow.
Here is the sketch I used:
I love when it is cold outside and the trees get all icey and frozen. I added "Diamond" stickles to the tree to give the branches and snowy hills that glistening frozen appearance. The sentiment "LOVE U" is from a new stamp set at Papertrey Ink called: "With All My Heart". I just love how it looks like it has been carved into the tree. My sister just got engaged to a wonderful man and I may add their initials to the other tree and send it to them as an engagement card. They got engaged on 12-12-12. Isn't that fun!