Sometimes life gets ahead of you and you can find yourself in a bit of a panic. That’s roughly where I was by the time I started to make this split scene card.
To celebrate World Card Making Day, I’d challenged myself to design and make from scratch, 24 cards in 24 hours. Twenty hours in, I’d managed to grab some sleep but now I had only four hours left to in which to make 8 cards. The ‘just breathe’ sentiment from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set just seemed a good reminder at that point.
SIMPLE SPONGING AND STAMPING
I began with a layer of Very Vanilla Card and a torn piece of paper to use as a mask. I placed the mask just above the centre line and sponged Old Olive ink for the ground.
The I used the other half of the torn paper to cover the olive sponging while I sponged Pool Party ink across the ‘sky’.
Finally using Soft Suede Ink I stamped the long image from Lovely As A Tree near the top of the grass. Then I added the ‘just breathe’ sentiment from Colorful Seasons near the bottom.
While I wanted this project to be quick, It didn’t have to be boring. So I cut the sentiment off the bottom of the scene.
I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card for my card base. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next, I fixed the two parts of my sponged scene to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) leaving a gap between them.
Finally I wrapped a length of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine around the card front along the gap in the scene and tied it in a simple bow.
MORE SIMPLE SPONGING
My regular blog readers will know that I like to coordinate the envelopes and inside of my cards with the fronts. Even though I was tight for time, this split scene card project would be no different.
I took another layer of Very Vanilla Card and sponged Old Olive ink along the bottom edge. Then I sponged Pool Party ink around the sides and top.
Next I used Soft Suede ink to stamp the trees image twice coming in from the bottom edge. Once done, this layer was added to the inside of the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I sponged and stamped the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and I was done.
There’s a reason Lovely As A Tree is still available after over a decade on the market. It’s simply timeless. It was the first set I ever bought and I still go back to it year after year. I couldn’t image completing my 24 cards in 24 hours challenge without it.
Here are links to a selection of my previous projects using the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set: