Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Love is Like a Tree Side Step

The month of July is rolling right along, and it's time for another Tuesday project on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog.  It's Cathy again and I have been thoroughly enjoying my time as guest designer.  We've been having a heat wave here in Southeastern PA, so I want you to think cool thoughts and take a stroll with me through a delightful country garden, enclosed by a white picket fence.  We can stop beneath the shade of sweet, heart-laden trees and bushes along the way.  Let's invite that adorable new kid on the block, Rhubarb, to join us on our stroll.  I have a side step card for you today using the new "Love is Like a Tree" set and Rhubarb with Birdie Digi.

These side step cards are so much fun to make.  The directions for the base of the card can be found in the resources at Splitcoaststampers.  Once you have the base, enjoy decorating each panel or step with stamps, sentiments, or die cuts.  The tree in "Love is Like a Tree" fit perfectly on the side panel.  I stamped the image twice, cutting one with a scallop circle nestability which was then popped on top of the other image for some dimension.  The bushes on the back step were made with just the top of the tree image in the set.  Glossy Accents was added to the hearts on the tree and bushes.  The Rhubarb Digi was colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and attached to the middle step.  The white picket fence in the front was made with a picket fence die and nails (black pearls) were attached.  Each step was covered with grass which was hand made from green DP in my stash.  The sentiment from the "Timid Timothy" set was stamped, die cut, and attached to the fence with button twine.  That's all there is to it!  Thanks for visiting with us today!  Hope you enjoyed my project.  Check out the stamps and Digis at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store and try creating your own side step card. 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Love is Like a Tree, Timid Timothy, Rhubarb and Bird Digi
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Buckaroo Blue (SU!), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Pure Luxury (Gina K), Cryogen, Blueberry Sky (PTI), DP (SU!)
Accessories: Nesties and Tag Die (Spellbinders), Fence Die (PTI), Kaiser Pearls, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Button Twine


Jenny said...

Beautiful card!!!!

maryr917 said...

this is sooo cute cathy-I love rhubarb of course but the scene you have set him in is just awesome

Cindy Coutts said...

Too cool and I love how dark you made Rhubarb. Love this card!