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!
Thanks for taking a look at my card.
Isn't it fun to make cards all about LOVE!
Oh you carved a message in your birch trees!! I have not seen anyone do that before ... I LOVE it!!! How very creative. It turned out great, esp. with the heart leaves!ReplyDelete
Well sometimes a card is just begging to be made and this one needed to be! What an awesome interpretation of the sketch! Love it. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!ReplyDelete
Love the final card Jill - the sentiment carved into the tree is perfect! Funny how something perfect comes out of a struggle to make something else work.ReplyDelete
Ooh, very lovely card, Jill!ReplyDelete
Wonderful engagement congrats card,Jill! Love the message carved in the tree~that's so clever of U :)ReplyDelete
Very creative use of the sketch. Love the shimmery snow and your idea of adding initials is brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
Jill, this is so beautiful and really has a nice romantic feel to it. Love all of the glitter too, just brings cards to life!ReplyDelete
WOWZERS, Jill! LOVE that birch tree die and the stickles and the hearts! Just a GORGEOUS design!ReplyDelete
What an awesome, beautiful card!! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful card Jill! Love the shimmery snow drifts and heart trees! Reminds of the bitter cold nights growing up in Upstate NY :)ReplyDelete
Great take on the sketch Jill! I love the hearts in the trees and the Love U carved in the tree is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
Oh Jill the trees look beautiful and love the hearts on them. They will love the tree carving such a fun and creative idea.ReplyDelete
Sometime I can only save the back of my cards when I redo so many times .
Cute cute card! I just might have to add that die to my collection! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete