August's Easy-To-Do Card Project -- Tree-mendously Thankful Thank You
Stamps: from Tree-mendous
Cardstock -- White, A-2 card (cut the long way, top-folded), 1.5 x 5.5 strip
Inks: Brilliance Graphite Black, Memories Apple
Other: Lg. Sponge Dauber, Stamp Positioner (i.e. Stamp-a-ma-jig)
-- Using a sponge dauber, apply green ink to the white strip (see first tip below)... heavier coverage in some areas, lighter in others, and leaving a little white space here and there.
-- Still using green ink, stamp smaller tree image randomly over strip -- use both 1st and 2nd generation impressions.
-- Using black ink, stamp a partial large tree image, once, along the lower left edge of strip as shown.
-- Using the stamped strip and the stamp positioner as guides for placement, stamp a single large tree on the card front.
-- Matching up both black images, adhere strip to card.
-- Stamp "Thank You" in black as shown.
-- To create a smoother surface for sponging, begin by rubbing a VersaMark, or embossing ink pad lightly over the cardstock.
-- For a one-layer card, work directly on the card front... Replace the strip with a mortise mask. Sponge, and stamp per directions for using the green ink/small tree image. Remove mask. Overstamp with the large tree and words in black.
-- Substitute any color ink for green.
-- Substitue a different pair of sm/lg trees from the Tree-mendous set.
-- Position strip and large tree along the left side of the card, and use a different saying in the "open space" created at the right.