Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Simple Salutations Challenge - Make it Masculine

This week's Simple Salutations Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., is to create a masculine card.

For my card I used the bare tree image and a sentiment from the Chill in the Air stamp set.  I was inspired by a card I saw in the gallery at SCS that sponged distress ink around bare trees, so I decided to also use that method to achieve the look of a leafy tree!  I also used a technique called pointillism which is using markers (Copic markers used on my card) to create little dots of color.  Two enamel dots embellish the right corner of my card.  I sponged a blue sky and used Copic markers to create the ground.

We hope you'll play along with the Simple Salutations Challenge this week; if you do, you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.

You can find the challenge HERE.


  1. Beautiful card. Love the techniques you used.

  2. Love the idea of making the tree a year round image. I love seeing stamps in a new light.