Thursday, June 19, 2008

Good Bye to a Friend and Coworker

We are going camping this weekend so I'll see you all on Mon.

My friend and co-worker is leaving to go on to bigger and better things!! We got her a gift certificate for one of her favorite shops. I was asked to make a card for it to fit into.

Since it was square, I decided to use one of my new 4 1/4 " square envelopes as a size guide. I made this square card with a gate fold. The main image is only attached to the left side of the card and it opens there.

I love this tree from the Lovely as a Tree set (Stampin' Up). I've longed for this set and decided I'd better get it before this catty just never know. I watercolored the tree using my ink pads. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages).

On the inside, I made a pocket for the gift certificate to slip into! It was a simple but fun card to make. I hope she likes it and the gift certificate!!

Supplies: Cardstock-Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Old World Stack (Die Cuts with a View), Watercolor paper; Ink- Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Garden Green, Basic Black,(SU!), Black (Archivers); Stamps- Lovely As A Tree (SU!), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other- watercolor brush.

Thanks for visiting!


Littlekel90 said...

Terrific card, gorgeous coloring, and a great bg for it as well. I just love this stamp set, too. I grab for this tree most often from the set, and the acorns as a bg stamp. You can't go wrong with a big strong oak tree as your focal point. Beautiful! Have fun camping!! :D Kel

Alyssa said...

Just beautiful! I too love that set and am waiting for a friend's party to order it. Thanks for sharing! :o)

jlazarski said...

It's gorgeous, Donelda! I've been debating on this set for years; it's time to break down and buy it. Great combination with the DP, too. And of course I love the PTI sentiment!

Tickle Me Pink said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous!!

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Marcia said...

Great card, my favourite SU stamp too. You have done a fabulous job colouring it in too.

~Jules~ said...

Fantastic card Donelda!
It looks so classy!

CeeCee said...

Love the card! Gorgeous background paper and the coloring in your tree is awesome.