I've recently seen several cards on Pinterest featuring only one color: white. I thought back to Julie's cool "Tree for All Seasons" post and thought I'd try creating a one-color card with that same tree image from the Reunion Unmounted Borders & Backgrounds.
Here are the steps to make the card:
1. Stamp the UM tree image four times onto a sheet of Reunion Ivory Plain with Sandstone ink. (The pale color of the Sandstone ink prevents any bleed or ink visibility on the final project.)
2. Use a sharp craft knife to remove the leaves from one stamped image. Keep careful track of the leaves as they are removed. (I learn this stuff the hard way.)
3. Cut detail portions of the tree trunk from the second stamped image, the outside frame from the third, and the tree from the fourth.
4. Trim a 4x5.25" Ivory panel; gather the four elements, CS Bookbinding Glue, wax pencil (from the 07/14 Oopsie Daisy CS kit), and a tweezers.
5. Temporarily place the frame onto the panel to mark its position and adhere the tree trunk so the bottom edge of the trunk is hidden just beneath the edge of the frame. All pieces will be adhered to the panel with the stamped side facing down.
6. Put your patience cap on, and glue the individual pieces to the panel in the following order: tree trunk detail, frame, leaves. It may be helpful to pick up smaller pieces from your work surface with a wax pencil.
7. Reference the image of the stamp to help with leaf placement. If desired, bend the leaf slightly along the center vein to add dimension to the project.
Use a blunt-tipped needle to transfer glue from your work surface to small elements.
8. Wow, that's pretty. Admire your work.
9. Layer the panels onto a softly contrasting 4-1/8x5-3/8" matte and a folded 4.25x5.5" card base. Consider a special someone who might be worthy of receiving this card. Or frame it.
What other CS images might work for this technique? It's a fun one!
Your next Reunion stop will be with Hetty at Craft Chaos.
See you next month for the Constellations hop, and Happy New Year!