Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day Challenge

My demonstrators group weekly challenge was to create something inspired by Earth Day. I don't know about you, but in my neck of the woods the red bud and dogwood trees are just gorgeous in full bloom, so that is my inspiration for my Earth Day card. I'm always looking for an excuse to use this stamp set. It's called "Season of Friendship" and comes with everything you need to decorate the tree for any season, plus a nice quote about friendship. You've probably noticed a trend with me: that I love layers and dimensions, so the front "hill" of grass and the flowers are adhered with our foam adhesive, called "Stampin' Dimensionals". The clouds were created by sponging bashful blue onto whisper white cardstock, using a scallop circle punch to mask off areas of white. The card was still missing something, so I tied it off with a piece of satin ribbon. Happy (belated) Earth Day!

Please click HERE to order 24/7!!! Supplies used on this card:

Bashful Blue (sky) - #105209
Certainly Celery (leaves) - #105217
Chocolate Chip (tree) - #100908
Old Olive (leaves) - #102277
So Saffron (flowers) -#105213
Brilliant Blue (bird) -#100691

Whisper White - #100730 for 8.5"x11" or #106529 for 12"x12"
Chocolate Chip - #102128 for 8.5"x11" or #107102 for 12"x12"

Stamps: Season of Friendship - #111776

Scallop Circle Punch - #109043
Paper Snips -#103579
Stamp-a-ma-jig (for easy placement of leaves & bird on tree) - #101049
Sponge - #101610
Crop-a-dile (to punch holes for ribbon) - #108362

Others: 5/8" Certainly Celery satin ribbon - #117288


  1. Oh Michelle....I am totally in LOVE with your card! As one who remembers the FIRST EARTH DAY...I was in 8th grade, This is what our world SHOULD look like!!! TFS

  2. I like how you did the clouds and the grass. Great job Michelle!


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