Tuesday, April 22, 2008

LAD Sketch Challenge 24

I can't believe there have already been 24 weeks of sketch challenges! This is the first one that I've been able to get done that same week!:) I thought the sketch was really fun, and I'm sure I'll be using it again! There was also the challenge to make it a summery card...and well, apple trees come around late summer...but I still think it counts...right?! I love this set, which is a new one for me, it's called In The Treetop and I think it's really fun! I'm excited to get to play with it more! If you'd like to see more of the LAD sketch 24 cards, check out the forum here and see what everyone came up with! OR even better, come play along!!

The challenge also wanted me to make the card a square, so I went for a 4 1/4" square. I stamped the "tree trunk" in chocolate chip ink, then used certainly celery ink for the "leaves." I took my crop-a-dile and punched the 1/8" holes around the tree, and then mounted it on a piece of real red cardstock. I use my stamp-a-ma-jig for helping me with my sentiment. The stamp for the "thinking of you" is all one row, but I wanted to bring the "you" below, so I used a real red marker and s-a-m-jig for the placement of the sentiment. (If you have quesitons about that tool, shoot me a mail and I'll let you know all about it...it is one of my favorite tools!) I used the SU cutter tool to distress the edge of the ww cardstock. I mounted it on chocolate chip, then a piece of the real red paper from the level 1 hostess set in the current catalog. I mounted the tree with dimensionals onto the card. Oh, and you know how much I love the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon from stampin' up!...it adds such a nice touch!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day! Oh,one more thing I've updated the Stampin' UP! specials and such in my side bar, if you are interested in any of these specials, or bulking up on your Stampin' Up! supplies, let me know, and I'll be happy to hook you up! (I accept pay pal and credit cards...just fyi!)


"Lizzie" said...

Very cute!!

Jenn D said...

I think it's perfectly summery.

I love my samj and it never leaves my table.