Sunday, September 5, 2010

OLW18: Trees

Disclaimer: You're about to see more bad photography due to my camera's non-functioning display screen! I was going to shop for a new camera this afternoon but didn't have the energy so I decided to craft instead. :)

I haven't participated in Susan Raihala's One-Layer Wednesday Challenges for a while but when I saw that it was all about trees this week, I had to play along. I used my two much-neglected tree sets from Local King Rubber Stamp and made two cards. Normally, I would never make a seasonal card like this first one but I felt compelled after seeing all of the beautiful fall cards out there. I've never used the leaves from this set 'til today! You can see another card I made using this same set here.

The second card is obviously a Christmas card but it's actually the fourth card I made with this stamp set today. Originally, I used different greens to create another fall card but, after three tries, I decided that either this tree doesn't look very good with leaves or I stamped too many leaves and overcrowded the tree. Then I thought back to last year when I made this card and decided to make my first Christmas card of 2010. It's difficult to see in my photo but I added some sparkly snow on the branches.

Sources for Fall: SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Local King Rubber Stamp Four Seasons; Vivid Red & ButterScotch ink; SU Summer Sun ink; Memories ArtPrint Brown ink

Sources for Merry Christmas: SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Local King Rubber Stamp Four Seasons Part 2; The Old Island Stamp Company 575-A sentiment; SU Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Ranger Diamond Stickles

13 comments:

Meg said...

Such great OLWs, Em! I love the great fall colors you used for the leaves on the first tree. I always have a hard time putting just the right amount of leaves on.

I love the whimsicality (I think I just invented my new favorite word) of the second tree and the extra whimsicality (admit it, you love the word, too) of the ornaments being on the branch instead of hanging off. Love the sentiment, too, but then again, have I ever been able to resist a type-written sentiment?

Also, these "bad" pictures (which they are not) make me totally covet your floors or your dining room table (I can't tell which it is).

Cookie said...

Emily these are both GREAT One Layer cards! Gets me in the mood for the upcoming seasons! Have a great weekend...Hugs :D

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun, I made a one layer fall card for Susan last night too- but I love the different color leaves in yours (will post mine a bit later after the sun comes up). Love that you wrote Merry Christmas in two different colors.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, love both your cards very CAS the fall colours are just gorgeous:D
p.s photos are fine:D xxx

Lynn said...

Stop worrying about your photos :) Your cards speak for themselves! Beautiful as always...really love the first one!

Angela said...

What nifty cards! I love fall...and fall cards...but I never seem to get around to making them! The Christmas one definitely has some whimsicality (it IS a word, Meg - and a great one!) to it :)
Maybe you don't need a new camera after all -- your sightless versions trump most of what I get with a screen!
Now, I gotta get to that challenge....

Snuffermus said...

Hi Emily, I don´t think the pics re bad. I love the cas cards u made and am happy that I am not the only one crawling on the floor to get good pics.lol.

Greetings Janna

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards! Your little fall tree is especially pretty
And I quite understand your camera dilemma .... my own is totally rubbish!

Lindsey said...

I love both these cards, Emily! The fall one _almost_ makes me like fall (its main drawback... it leads to winter) and your CAS Christmas card is terrific.

Jennifer said...

LOVE these cards!!! Love the clean and simple look. Not as easy to pull off as it looks!! (=

PetraB said...

Great cards, love both of them.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! fabulous simple cards, Emily!! LOVE them both!!

Olga said...

both cards are so simple, but they're absolutely pretty! Great job!