Monday, April 13, 2009

Quick and Easy

A woman I've known and worked with for years moved into an office on our floor last week. I wanted to brighten her office and welcome her to the "neighborhood" so I picked up a bright pink gerbera daisy plant. I was getting ready to leave for work that morning and I realized I couldn't just give her the plant without a card! (sheesh... what was I thinking?)

Now, I am NOT a quick stamper. Really... it takes me forever to put things together, determine the layout, measure (and measure again) and cut. But I literally had 15 minutes before I needed to walk out the door.

I stamped one of the trees from Trendy Trees (SU!) in Spring Moss (PTI) and Burnt Umber (Palette) (bless who ever invented the stamp-a-ma-jig!) on white cardstock. I then cut the rectangle using a Nestability, running it through the machine a second time with the tan mat to get the embossed edge.


I wanted to *ground* the trees, but I loved the clean look of the white cardstock and didn't want to add a colored ground, so using my tracing wheel, I ran a faux stitched line at the base of the trees (you can click on the image to get a closing look).

Welcome (PTI) is stamped in Berry Sorbet (PTI) on white cardstock and then cut into a banner shape. I curled it over a fat marker to get the curved shape (ala the lovely Ms. Anna Wight).

A strip of Spring Moss bitty dot basics paper and a Berry Sorbet satin ribbon on Spring Moss cardstock (all PTI) and I was DONE! In under 15 minutes!

I love quick and easy... and she loved the plant and the card! :o)

HB

10 comments:

Valerie said...

I LOVE it! Love the *ground* very much, too!

Chris M. said...

You are such a great "neighbor"!!!!

Maureen said...

LOVE the idea of the tracing wheel ground - what a perfect touch!

Vicki C said...

Super darling card HB! Hope you had a wonderful Easter, friend!

Denise said...

Very sweet card.

Ann said...

Yummy card! I love the LO & colors.

LeAnne said...

Wow, how did I miss this? This is so sweet...I wonder where my tracing wheel is???
LeAnne

Debbie Olson said...

So fresh and fun! I love that little flag with the button!

Stamp and Smile said...

You are a stamper who know's the colors I JUST LOVE! The Trendy Tree set is a FAV of mine... Super CAS card and yet so elegant. I'm glad she loved it... TFS! :)

Jami said...

This is simply divine! Love it - may even need to use for one of my classes!