Saturday, October 19, 2013

Less is More- Trees

HI! I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!
Today's theme is TREES on the Less is More Challenge Blog.
I just got this cardinal in trees stamp
 ( it's by a company called Northwoods Rubber Stamps).
This card really looks alot better in person... I put a touch of superfine glitter
here and there on the trees and some super fine red glitter on the cardinal.
For some reason that neat sparkly look just does not photograph well!
To start with I stamped the image on a white card front and colored it
 with my copics (E-11, B91, C2, R49).
Then I cut  a piece of navy blue textured cardstock
just a little bit smaller than the card front and used
my nestabilities oval to cut out a window.
I used a white prismacolor pencil to outline the window
and to draw a line  quarter inch in from the edge..
I used colored pencil instead of the white uniball pen
because it's a softer look and besides if I screwed it up you can erase colored pencil!
Next I popped the navy panel up  using thin pop dots.
I colored and glittered another cardinal and popped it over the background one.
It still didn't look "done" so I stamped Merry Christmas
 (from My Favorite Things- Christmas ornaments & dies Set),
cut it into a banner and popped it up under the cut out window...Done!
Thanks for Looking!
till next time,


  1. This is simply fabulous Doni!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. great card doni!
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  3. Just bought this your idea better than the one I had.
    Did you emboss the tree's?