Friday, October 28, 2016

Branch punch tree

Following the Splitcoast evergreen tree tutorial to make this Christmas tree, lots of punching with the Martha Stewart punch in Garden Green and a lighter weight pine card stock. Card size is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", SU card stocks were Real Red, Black, and White. Porch stamp is by Art Impressions, colored in Copic markers. Added holiday lights, rhinestones, and a felt snowflake to decorate tree, added Stickles Star Dust and Stampin' Up! white chunky glitter for snow accents.

This card was fun to make using various yellows and oranges that were sponged and brayered onto the Whisper White card base. I masked out the circle for the moon before adding those colors, stamped some spider webs in Versamark Champagne Dazzle, stamped Inkadinkado? witches silhouette and the sentiment and tree are from Stampin' Up! sets, bat from a Darcie Heater Batman set.

This will be my husband's anniversary card. We are planning a trip to Maui to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary soon so I wanted to make something that captured the aloha spirit. The sea turtles, or Honu, are one of my favorite symbols from Hawaii. I've been reading up on Hawaiian history and culture and can't wait to be there and explore this paradise some more.
My card uses the salted watercolor technique. On glossy cardstock I sprayed well with water and then added some drops of Bashful Blue and Almost Amethyst re-inkers and dabbed and spread with a paintbrush. Added kosher salt and let dry. Removed salt, stamped Seaweeds and the turtle from Hero arts that was popped up on dimensionals. Added some bubbles and sea glass beads. 

1 comment:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- that tree is amazing! And, I love the Christmas scene. Your Halloween card is so fun, and love the scene with the turtle : )