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9/26/2013

Sunset Trees

Good afternoon, and it's a beautiful one in our area...very sunny after our rainy Wednesday, but a nice cool breeze blowing about. We are just back from running errands, some medical, some not. Had a nice lunch while we were out. Wanted to share another Dylusions background card and I have another one for later, in another colorway. Used the same stamp on both of them..but they look quite different with another set of sprays.


- Background done with diluted Dylusions sprays as I have described in earlier posts. I let this one dry naturally after a slight dab with a paper towel sheet. I just sort of 'blotted' quickly, not really drying it. I had selected colors thinking of a possible Halloween card, but when I saw the dried piece, it reminded me of a beautiful sunset.

- Memory Box tree stamp using Memento Rich Cocoa.

- Memory Box Arboscello tree die from a textured kraft paper (Recollections from Michaels)

- Derwent Colorsoft pencils to shade tree diecut, streaked across the sky, and under the trees.

- lavender & black snippets used for matting.

- Covered card base with some old stationary paper I had found, that is an ombre shading of yellows, peaches, pinks and lavender. The lavender at the bottom looks rather like it could be waves on water. I was looking for something else when I came across this paper, and liked the shading with the colors of the Dylusion piece. Cut the paper to size for my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base, and embossed it, started assembling the card layers. I debated on adding the diecut tree, as I liked it very well without the diecut. I like it with the diecut too...so....

Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Hope you like the card. See ya next time.

12 comments:

Redanne said...

Really gorgeous autumnal colours Mary, it really does look like a perfect sunset and I adore that tree die. Hugs, Anne x

Kathleen said...

This is beautiful, stunning colours and fabulous layout.

Kath x

Cathy said...

Hi Mary, these colours are so pretty. The embossed frame adds so much texture and the diecut tree looks great in the foreground. Great idea to cut it from textured kraft card, it takes some colouring otherwise, it's one of my faves :) Cathy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

this is beautiful Mary, I like the stamped trees and the die cut tree,
Kevin xx

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mary. Gorgeous card. Love the colors of the background ... you are a master at using those inks and sprays!! Love the embossed "framing" as well - gives the card lots of added texture. Like the card with the tree in the front - so pretty! Loll xx

Carol L said...

The tree looks wonderful in autumn colors! I love the background you created and the tree layered on top looks so pretty! Well done!

Mrs A. said...

This is a beautiful sunset card. I love the background you have created for the tree. Hugs Mrs A.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful background it does look like a sunset or Autumn:) Love the trees with it, beautiful card. Take care, Shirleyx

scrappymo! said...

Wow Mary! This autumn sunset card is so beautiful. You know how I love kraft so I really love the die cut tree in the foreground with the stamped trees creating perspective in the background...Well done!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Mary, this is beautiful!!! I love that background, looks like the sunset is glowing in the sky behind the trees!! I love those trees too, the stamped ones and the die cut one! Hugs!!!

Benzi said...

Wow! That's a beautiful sunset and a gorgeous scene you've created.

jimlynn said...

WHOA!!! Mary, this is sensational! Gorgeous scene for this beautiful card.
Lynn