Friday, May 1, 2009

Just "Patchy"

(You can click on each image to view it larger)

It's a good thing this Caardvarks challenge ends tonight, because I have been obsessed with making tree cards lately. Okay, I am pretty much obsessed with trees...or leaves...or nature - anything of the sort. But this challenge has made me go card making crazy!

I created my own set of stamps for this...the sign, the bird, the tree, the clouds...I wanted to do something quilt-y/patchwork-y - so I drew some up and made them into digital stamps and then printed them out onto my patterned paper. Then I paper pieced them together.

The papers are from Autumn Leaves - I think the pack is called Thrift Store...something like that. And of course I used some Tim Holtz Distress Inks to distress it a bit. The cardstock (background and popped frame) is from DCWV. I attached some ribbon I got in the Target Dollar Spot awhile back and a cute little clothespin I bought at Michaels - I actually used the clothespins to attach "reserved" cards for a group of seats at our wedding...almost 7 years ago now.

I've got a couple more cards finished and I hope to post them in a couple of check back!


Helen said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the images and how it stands out!

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... your own digital stamps ... love your text-y tree and bird ... adorable scene.

lauren said...

wow! hand-drawn digi-stamps??! now *THAT* is impressive!!! i love the paper-piecing as well...and you've chosen such great papers! i love the fun, funky vintage-y vibe of this! SO COOL! ♥

Lucy, England said...

This is beautiful- and so impressed with your originality.

Captain Scrappy said...

this is absolutely adorable! LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! Tifany, this is amazing!!! Awesome card and I LOVE the digi stamps! WOOHOO!!! You're amazing!