Thursday, November 19, 2020

Going Old School for IB151

Hi everyone!  Time for a fun new Inspired By challenge!  Aren't these bottle brush trees cuuuuute?

And here's our optional sketch for you to use, or not!  I did choose to use it today!


I knew just what set I wanted to use too!  Here we go:

Papertrey's Joyful Christmas has three sizes of these sweet little trees, and I used the largest one for my tree trio...say that three times fast!  As far as the "old school" portion of my card, I stamped these in Versamark ink and pulled out my (really) old pastels to give them each a trio of colors!

I diecut them first and put them in Stamparatus with a cardboard template; after lining them up and inking them with Versamark, it was easy to take them out and swoosh them with a cotton ball and some pastels!  I love how they turned out!  The same set has this pretty sentiment, so I heat-embossed it in silver:

And I used another Papertrey set to stamp the inside:

I just can't wait to see how you interpret this prompt!  I am already in love with the samples that the DT created!  Check them ALL out at Inspired By...and show us yours too!  Thanks for popping in today!

I thought I'd share some pictures of our great-nephews Zion and Titus, from John's side of the family!  They're just as cute as Jameson and Sawyer, we just don't get to see them as often!  My niece took advantage of the warmer weather (it's COLD right now) to go to a local county park:

Titus is on the left, Zion on the can't see his face as well, but trust me he's a cutie!  And they're ALL BOY!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Joyful Christmas and O Holy Night (both Papertrey Ink)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Winter Wonderland DSP (Simple Stories), Champagne Foil
 Ink Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Silver Encore (ret), Versamark
Accessories Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder, Stampin' Pastels (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Joyful Christmas Dies (Papertrey Ink), Heat Tool


~amy~ said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Great use of the pastels. Fun pics too!

I Card Everyone said...

Pastels? cotton balls!? I'm not even sure what you're referring to, my friend - but I LOVE the results!!
Love little boys who are all boy ... these two are adorable, and not one bit shy about getting close to that river!

Kampin' Karen said...

Cuteness galore in your post today!

Bonnie said...

I haven't used this technique in ages and it's perfect for these pretty trees! Love these colors! More adorable nephews! Don't they always go straight to the water!

Beth Kochheiser said...

What a pretty card! I also have my pastels from ages ago but I’ve never tried that technique with the Versamark. You’ve given me some inspiration (as usual) and I’m going to look for a set that I might use the swooshing on!

Danni Reid said...

These trees make me so happy, I LOVE the colors, love the trees, love your interpretation, this is inspiring indeed!

Lisa Elton said...

I love how they turned out too and the snowy background you've given them! This is are those little boys!!

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Both are perfect

_chevron2 said...

A fab interpretaton! perfection!