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