Friday, March 20

Trendy Trees

Are you a trendy girl... always looking for that special, unique thing with just the right amount of pizazz? Well, Trendy Trees are for you! These chic little trees make quite a statement on today's card.
I've combined two challenges: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge (SC220) with this week's Color Throwdown #34: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, and Blush Blossom. I think sketches are a great way to get started, but don't feel like you have to stick to ALL the rules. (There are no challenge police!) I added a panel so my card measurements are:

Card Base: 6.75" X 5"
Background Strips: 1.3" wide
Main Panel: 4.5" x 3"
Tree Panel: 3.75" x 2.25"

I like to layer and had the extra time for it, but you could easily omit my extra matting to speed things up a bit.

My Sassy Somethings today are satin Kiwi Kiss Ribbon and some adorable buttons from Button Bouquet. TIP: I love that messy glue is a thing of the past! Mini Glue Dots are a fabulous and EASY way to adhere embellishments... no muss, no fuss!

The Trendy Tree set featured today is a steal -- only $17.95! Grab one today and don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is ending soon! Click here to place your on-line order with me and earn FREEBIES for every $50 you spend!

Stamps: Trendy Trees (113258), Just So Sayings (retired)
Paper: Not Quite Navy Patterns DSP and CS (101722), Bella Rose DSP (112041), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Blush Blossom (103318), Textured Vanilla - Neutrals asstd. (108693)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Kiwi Kiss (111835), Not Quite Navy (103008)
Must Haves: Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Sassy Somethings: Satin Kiwi Kiss Ribbon - reversible to Very Vanilla (111879), Button Bouquet (112092)


Kris Kilcoyne said...

You do THE best job at showcasing the patterns DSP.

I'm like "woah ... where'd she get THAT paper"

OMG - it's Stampin' Up!'s patterns collection. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

LeAnne said...

This is adorable! Trendy Trees is top on my favs list this year! Thanks for playing!

Mary Fish said...

This card is smashing. Love your take on the sketch and the inclusion of the sketch diagram. Perfect opening sentence! Hugs, M

Kathryn said...

GORGEOUS -- WOW -- Love that design paper and those trees are super cute!!!

Barbara said...

I love your extra panel! And I love how you used the colors. Great card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you again next time!