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Hello and welcome! I have a card to share today. A new theme started at Allsorts challenge. Tracy's turn this week and she picked the the theme of "From Boys to Men". Hope you can join us for your chance to win a great prize by by Craft Stash.
I took my inspiration from the tag featured on the backside of the Penny Black Tall Tree die package. I'm not sure if the artist creating that sample used the same inks as I did, but I used DistressOxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Blueprint Sketch applied with a mini ink blending tool. I spritzt some water onto the background with a paint brush for a fun reaction with the ink. I forgot to add a mask for the moon, so instead I added a die cut circle and then stamped the birds from the Hero Arts set Layering Sky and Sea in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. By the way, this stamp set is also available in a combination with dies, if you like matching dies with your stamps.
The trees from this beautiful die set were die cut using black card stock and my manual die cutting machine, then adhered to the card with scortape. I use black card stock for layering only, and the package I picked up from Joann's Craft Store works perfectly for this. I think it's a 80# layering weight. The white part was die cut with a die from Whimsy Stamps. I've had this die set for many years and it may be retired now, but there are plenty of Similar Options available.
Tip: If you don't have a die cutting machine, you can also simply cut this shape out by hand. You just won't have the faux stitching but it's not needed. Plus you could always add some doodling around the edge for a fun effect in place of the faux stitching.
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The Happy Birthday sentiment is part of the Penny Black Set Happy Critters. I thought the font worked well for a masculine card. It's been stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The card base is a heavy weight white card stock.
Penny Black Tall Trees Die Set // Hero Arts set Layering Sand and Sea // Penny Black Happy Critters // Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Distress Oxide: Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Blueprint Sketch // Mini Ink Blending Tool // Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Die (retired) - Similar Options (I like this Hillside Borders Die Set)
I'm sharing my card with these challenges:
Cut It Up - Into the Woods // Pattie's Creations - Things that Fly (the birds are stamped) // As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Style (I like CAS style because I like to keep the focus on one area of the card for an uncluttered look, plus CAS cards are always easier to mail) // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use a Sentiment // Creative Moments - Masculine // Cardz 4 Guyz - Trees and/or Leaves // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Dies
Crafty Catz // Creative Fingers // QKR Stampede // Simply Create Too // Crafting With An Attitude // Crafting By Designs // Crafty Creations // Simon Says Stamp // Word Art Wednesdays // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Tuesday Throwdown // Get Creative Challenges // Path of Positivity
Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to visit the Allsorts challenge team for some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team.
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A beautifully blended background Ellie and with the trees in black it created a really tranquil feel to your card, nice design as well with the curved bottom panel.ReplyDelete
Thank you Brenda!Delete
Fabulous background, lovely scene, the card is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Wishing a happy weekend too;-))m
Hi this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Jackie!Delete
Beautiful card! Love the background!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Thanks Marilyn. Same to you, too!Delete
Very beautiful masculine card, love the colours, the trees and the diecut moon looks great! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Alice!Delete
A beautiful scenic card Ellie, xxxReplyDelete
What a great scene you've created!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining the fun at QKR Stampede this week!
Thank you so much, Dawn!Delete
A really lovely scene and a touch of Halloween with it too with the bats, super design and colours.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kath. They are birds but I guess they could be mistaken as bats :-)Delete
Wonderful ink blending in your beautiful background Ellie - a stunning card with the silhouette tress toReplyDelete
Thanks so much Maxine!Delete
A beautiful card. I love that background. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian (DT).ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting, Sian! Happy I was able to join in!Delete
A lovely blended background for your tree silhouettes.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Guyz. :)
Stunningly simple design that is just perfect for those males,ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along at both Creative Moments, and Aud Sentiments,
Those die cut trees against that great colored background is amazing!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous card!! Love the pretty background!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!ReplyDelete
Have a great day.
Great inky background and the die cuts provide a great CAS focal point.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! LOVING those trees!!!ReplyDelete
Such a fabulous masculine card.ReplyDelete
This is just beautiful! I was drawn to this while checking out cards.ReplyDelete
Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge. Good luck Ginny DT forReplyDelete
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You've made brilliant creation for my theme, the inky background is fab.ReplyDelete
The background is just stunning. It looks like dawn is about to break. I love the dark black silhouettes, especially the flock of birds. This is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing with us at Cut it Up for our Into the Woods challenge!
Such a lovely simple but elegant card. Love the background you have created. Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DTReplyDelete