Friday, January 14, 2011

One Layer Trees

My favorite set, Lovely as a Tree came through for me again.  I had a request for some masculine cards, mainly get well or sympathy.

Then when I saw the One Layer Wednesday challenge was to use a bare tree, everything came together.

 Jennifer was very specific about not having any leaves, flowers, needles, nada.  Just a plain tree.  Well this stamp has several plain trees.  I don't know if having more than one will count against me or not.  It is a one layer card with no embellishments.

I scored a frame around the trees then used the Basic Black Marker over the scoring.  To do it again, I wouldn't bother with the scoring.  I'd just outline it.

I also did one on River Rock.

I think this one could be used as a get well card or a sympathy card.

I stamped the trees on both cards with VersaMark and embossed them with Black Embossing Powder.  I embossed the sentiments too.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Close a Memory (card 1), Sincere Salutations (card 2)
Ink:  VersaMark
Paper:  Crumb Cake (card 1), River Rock (card 2)
Accessories:  Black Embossing Powder



Chrissie said...

Both fabulous cards Bonnie, I'm really looking forward to your contributions to our new blog !"Less is More"I'm so glad you are following!

Benzi said...

Beautifully done, Bonnie. I really like both and you're right, they would be great for multiple purposes.

Susan said...

Bonnie, these are beautiful! I do love that stamp...and I do have it! LOL!! I love the black box you drew around it...really makes it look like there is another layer there. Cool!

Susie said...

Beautiful cards - I need a sympathy card and may just have to CASE these!

Emily Keaton said...

What stunning one-layer cards, Bonnie. Perfect for masculine sympathy cards! Have a great weekend. :)

Joanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing these cards.
I needed a sympathy card to send tonight and was stressing over what would be appropriate when I saw your post. A happy coincidence as this set just arrived today.

Jennifer Styles said...

These cards are so simple and elegant and the images are just perfect with those sentiments!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW36!