Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cased Fall Tree Cards

I feel that I have been showing more cased cards than original cards lately, but I have been so busy with fall gardening chores I don't have time to spend hours in the craft room creating original designs.  Plus, I love to show my readers that when they see a card or design they love, they don't have to run out and buy all the new products.  Usually when I case a card I use the same concept or design, but a different stamp or papers because that is what I have in my stash.

I absolutely fell in love with this card HERE.    The irony is I cased Michelle, who in turn cased her cards from someone else.  How funny is that?  

I thought this design was so perfect for fall birthdays.  The original card used Stampin' Up! images, mine are from Papertrey Ink.

I stamped the tree twice, once on the square panel and once on the main panel.  Then I popped the square panel up on dimensionals.

I loved how the sentiment on the original card was done, but it didn't work with my stamps so I had to do mine differently.  I used an MFT die to create the banner, and I popped that up on dimensionals also.

The pain about the Papertrey Ink stamp is that all the little leaves had to be colored in by hand with a water-based marker.  No wonder I don't use it much, even though I love the image.

The trunk is stamped separately in a solid color ink.  The grass was hand drawn in.

I love this Clean and Simple design.  I have the feeling I will be making more cards with this style;  perhaps changing the colors of the leaves for different seasons?  We'll see!

Have a great day!  Amy


  1. Wow absolutly fabulous, so origninal design !

  2. Such a creative card design. Love it! And the CASE'd card looks beautiful too. Great tip for new card makers to use what they have instead of buying new stamps.

  3. These cards are really pretty! I love the fall trees!


  4. Beautiful cards!! I love the effect of framing just part of the image!!


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