Monday 2 April 2012

Spring Tree

My local craft shop, Howden's, have just started stocking Indigo Blu products.  How very dare they!  Don't they know I'm trying to be good and not spend too much?!  It was love at first sight when I saw this tree stamp and I just had to have it!
Try as I might to photograph this card, the macro setting kept distorting the shape so I got the detail in focus but I also got a wonky looking shape.  It is a perfect rectange and it's not bent, honest!
I stamped the tree in Perfect Medium on linen textured card and heat embossed with Personal Impressions verdegris powder.  The tiny flowers are the waste from a Martha Stewart border punch and I've added a weeny gem to the centre of each one.
I found the sketch for this at The Deconstucted Sketch, it's an old one in the Deconstucted Sketchbook, a great source of fab layouts.
I've simply matted and layered up, tearing the corner of the pink Core'dinations to add some interest.  I've used the same Martha Stewart punch on the green cardstock as I made the flowers with.
The large flower was made with Spellbinders Anemone dies which were a brilliant Mother's Day present.  I used Anita's 3D Gloss in the centre and sprinkled on some pink seed beads for a bit of texture.  The leaves were die cut with  Marianne dies.
The sentiment was stamped with an elderly stamp, the origins of whom I can't remember!
Some black ribbon and a few buttons, one threaded with baker's twine, are the final touches.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Addicted to Stamps - #27 - spring/Easter
Amusing Challenges - use buttons
Come and Get It Challenges - spring
Paper Sundaes - #114 - spring
That Craft Place - #8 - spring


  1. fab love ur colour LO ... beautiful card thank you for joining us at
    that craft place
    erin xxx

  2. I can see a bit more temptation coming your way Wendy. I watched an Indigo Blue TV programme and their stamps are beautiful.

    Love how you have added the blossoms to your tree.

    B x

  3. This is beautiful! Love the stamp and those tiny flowers are so sweet x
    Wendy x

  4. such a lovely card love how you added the flowers to the tree it finishes it off perfectly x

  5. beautiful card Wendy - really lovely - good job none of my local craft shops stock indigo blu!!! LOL xx

  6. Gorgeous card Wendy, beautiful colours. Marlene

  7. Wendy, this is lovely l really like the flowers on the tree its stunning:)x

  8. beautiful card wendy.the stamp is stunning and i love your pretty colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Your card is just great. It looks so pretty. Thanks for taking part in this week's Come and Get It Challenge.

  10. Elegant card in soft colors and simple design. :)

    albury accommodation

  11. This is so beautiful. Love the colorcombo. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

    Hugs Nadell

  12. Lots of great details here and the sketch is perfect for your card. Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week! I was gone all week but am catching up today and will post the winner this afternoon on my blog. Have a great week!


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