Hi everybody. A masculine card for a recent birthday and I decided to use a NBUS Birch Trees stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, and also a stencil by Lavinia called Laurel and one of the Acetate Hill Masks from a set by Lavinia, and also a die by Sue Wilson called Trailing Ivy, bought a very long time ago and not sure if it is still available.
I started by blending ink through the Birch Trees stencil using a couple of Distress Inks called Broken China and Mowed Lawn, and I also used some pencils to accentuate the colours in the background and also to add some colour to the trees, very sparingly, and using a lead pencil I added a few lines on the trunks and also outlined them to make them stand out. I did make the hills a bit darker with some more ink using a little Dusty Concord DI through the stencil, and added a bit of yellow behind and above the hills for a bit of sunshine. After I had finished this I got a piece of kraft card just a little smaller than the white 7" x 5" card and ran it through my machine to embossed the Laurel onto it..I ended up using the debossed side and accentuated the stencilling with some copper wax from Pebeo. I then die cut the ivy and a birthday sentiment backed with Stick It adhesive and added some of the wax over these too. I then put the card together adding the ivy down each side of the birch tree topper, and the sentiment in the little bit of space underneath.
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