Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day + 1

Hello! Happy Earth Day + 1! I really intended to make this card yesterday, ON Earth Day, but that just didn't happen! So, here it is, better late than never!

This week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club (WSC) is all about Earth Day Fun. Here's my card, on which I used Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper and MFT's Grow Love Plant a Tree stamp set. I paper pieced the tree and added a trio of buttons.

Shortcut Tip: Since I knew I was going to cover the ends of the branches with buttons, I didn't worry about all that fine cutting on the ends when I paper pieced (take a look at the image in the stamp set, you'll know what I mean!) :)

The layout is this week's Sketch Challenge 277 at Splitcoaststampers. It's a great one! I didn't do any machine stitching on this card (shocking, I know!). The patterns on the papers are busy enough, and I didn't want to make things more complicated! Plus, it's an Earth Day conservation of electricity! I did distress and ink the paper -- I couldn't just leave it alone! ;)

That's all for now -- thank you so much for visiting today!

Have a fantastic Friday!


Whimsey said...

Super cute; love the DP and colors!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is fabulous, Christina! I love what you did with the sketch. Happy Earth Day +1 to you, too. lol

Kelli said...

GREAT CArd Christina!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous work with this sketch! The papers are awesome and I love the tree!

Amy Johnson said...

This is adorable! I love the paper you used and that fabulous sentiment tag! The whole card is so well put together.

Bethany Paull said...

Eeeek! This is a totaly squeal worthy card. I am so in love.