Monday, June 24, 2013

Miss You Tree

In today's episode of "It seemed like a good idea at the time", I was inspired by this card made by Jess Larsen for the Simon Says Stamp blog. Last week I made this:

Then I got distracted (more on that in a moment), so it sat there for a week. Tonight I decided it really needed more white on the background, but since it was TOO LATE for that, I just cut it out and made my own Polaroid look:

I was forced to make a square card since I refused to cut off the branches, and because I wanted it at an angle that left it too big for an A2 card base. And now this photo is giving me vertigo. If you're wondering how I did this, please check out Jess' post for the details. It's really easy. If you try it, though, add more white than I did.

Now for my distraction: I bought a house in Ohio. I DID! I'm planning to retire and move there eventually. The actual "when" is still in question, but I'm very excited. I'll be 30 minutes from my dad and brother, and since I grew up in Dayton, it's "home" to me. More on that as things progress.

I'm suffering from stamping withdrawal, so I hope to get back to some challenges this week so I have something else to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used but not linked below: misc button, some misc really thick white card stock for the tree, Core'dinations white 8 1/2 x 11 card stock, square Nestabilities.


  1. WHAT?! Congrats, you crazy homeowner :D No wonder you were mildly distracted, lol.

  2. Congratulations on your Ohio home! Details, we need details....and photos, too, please. You will have better stamp conventions up there, too. I'm jealous. Love the card!

  3. That technique requires WAY too much patience and delicate hands! I love how your tree came out! You're so brave!


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