For last week’s Card & Cuppa I used a set we hadn’t used before and created this pretty project.
We first inked up the Brick Wall Embossing Folder with a Sahara Sand Ink Pad and squeezed our piece of card in the middle. This created the brick pattern.
Using a Sponge Dauber we softened the brick work as it looked quite bright and needed ‘knocking back’.
After adding the strips of ribbon and twine, it was time for the stamping.
The tree from Vertical Greetings was inked up using the In Color 2017-2019 Stampin’ Write Markers. Can you see how using both Lemon Lime Twist and then adding Tranquil Tide in a few places over the top has made a variegated look.
After re-moistening the stamp by ‘huffing’, it was stamped onto a separate piece of card. We then repeated this process and inked and stamped again to create two images.
Next was the difficult decision of deciding which of the trees to use for the topiary! After fussy cutting around the pot of the other image and then cutting in a straight line along the stem, we stuck this to the wall.
The topiary balls were then fussy cut and attached using Dimensionals. This type of topiary is a lot easier than the real thing!
Finally, a Linen Thread bow completed the look.
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