Well it is snowing here in Tasmania, and it even tried to snow a little here at Dodges Ferry at sea level, and so I think it was a perfect day to be playing in my craft room and I think it even had an influence on the card I made today.
I saw the colour combination over at the Global Design Project and thought I would like to play along and thought I would use the soon to be, limited time release stamp set/bundle, Thoughtful Branches. The Thoughtful Branches bundle will be available to customers in August. If you take advantage of the Bonus Days offer in July (for every $90 you spend) you earn a $9 coupon which you can use towards this bundle (or other products)!
I used a piece of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP and sponged it with Smoky Slate ink which looked a little bit like snow falling (although a dirty grey snow!) and I sponged it darker on the edges and lighter in the centre where my tree was to be placed to give the effect of light shining through the branches.
With the tree die I cut out two pieces one in Smoky Slate and the other in Basic Black and mounted the Smoky Slate tree slightly off the Basic Black to give the effect of a shadow. My Fine Tip Glue Pen works great for adhering these die cuts of intricate designs.
I mounted my front panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then added a pop of Melon Mambo with three little birds in my tree. I used small rhinestones for their sparkly eyes. I added a simple greeting in Basic Black ink and then carried my tree theme over into the inside of my card.
You can purchase any of the items I have used in my project today by visiting my online store HERE, or by clicking on the images below. The Thoughtful Branches Bundle will be available in August and don't forget your opportunity of earning a $9 coupon by joining in the Bonus Days promotion this month (for every $90 you spend in July you'll get a $9 Bonus Days coupon to redeem in August).
If your order is less than $250 don't forget to also enter my July Hostess Code: S3HPGKYA, before you finalise your order, to receive in August a thank you card from me and an extra little gift! Make sure you don't select 'No Contact' otherwise I can't send you your card and gift as I won't know who you are.