I've still been busy though. This is the latest card I made for one member of our Bible Study group:
Everything on here is from Stampin Up! and it was a joy to make. We tore a piece of scrap paper with a jagged edge, then taped it in place about two-thirds over to the left hand side, covering up the rest of the card blank. Then we sponged the revealed area with Old Olive ink. We kept the scrap paper in place while we stamped the leaves in Early Espresso. I wasn't too sure about these leaves in the catalogue, but they make a striking image when you use them, so these may well go on my shopping list.
Next we stamped the tree in Old Olive, but used an Early Espresso pen just to dab ink randomly on the body of the tree, but taking a line of it down the trunk too, to give it that shadow. I couldn't believe how well this stamped out, I think we were all a bit astonished really!
We tore the paper that we'd stamped the tree on, then inked the edges with Early Espresso. We've layered it up, as you can see, onto Old Olive, then Early Espresso card. We stamped the image and added the three dots, and that was it. A lovely card to make, and I felt it was perfect for a man. I think the recipient liked it anyway. It was very difficult to scoot round church trying to get people in the group to sign it, without him noticing. He must have wondered what we were up to!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive, all SU
Stamps: Autumn Splendour, Lovely As a Tree
Inks: Old Olive, Early Espresso
Sentiment: Heard From The Heart
Thanks for dropping in today, I appreciate it that you make time for me in your busy schedules. Mine is about to become even busier soon as the horses start coming in at night, and the real hard work begins!