It's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge with a sketch this week. I do love a sketch. It makes me think a little outside my usual box.
Cut the Pool Party designer paper from Tropical Oasis to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. This will cover the entire front of the card. I like to use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue so I have a little wiggle room for the paper at first.
The next layer is made using a 3 x 4 1/2 piece of Soft Sea Foam. Run it through your die cutting machine with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Love it.
Next is a small rectangle of the patterned paper with all the trees. It measures 1 x 3 1/4.
Use the Tropical Oasis paper with the cars on it to add the circle layer. The Layering Circles Dies were used to cut out the image with one of the cars featured. I wanted a car facing to the right of the card for my tree placement. You could easily use a car facing left and put the trees on the other side. My placement reinforces the left side of the card where all the action takes place.
The saying is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set. Stamp it on a 1/2 strip of Whisper White in Early Espresso ink. This is one of those scraps we get when cutting insides for our cards. Place the saying on dimensionals.
I used a scrap of Whisper White for the trees. Place the stamp on the Stamparatus. I used Stampin' Markers directly on the stamp. I first inked the tree trunks in Crumb Cake and stamped. You might need to color again and stamp again. I find that true when using the markers directly on stamps. That's why I use the Stamparatus for that. Now add some Early Espresso ink here and there on the trunk. Remember you are adding ink directly to the stamp and then stamping. You may need to do this more than one time. I then colored in the rest of the trunk on my paper with Crumb Cake. For the tree, color with a Soft Sea Foam marker directly on the stamp. It did take several times inking on the rubber and stamping to get the color that I wanted. Now add Old Olive directly to the rubber. I tried to hit the areas down the center of the branches. Repeat until happy. Cut this out using the In the Tropics dies. Add to the card with dimensionals.
I just had to add a bow of Linen Thread to my card. It's the perfect finishing touch. Here's a video on making this card.
Here's the inside of my card. These trees were stamped the same as the front. You might be wondering why the saying is on a label. You experienced stampers already know, don't you. My saying was not straight. In that instance you just cover it up. I stamped again on scrap and cut it out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Those dies are a MUST HAVE!
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