Monday, September 1, 2008

Cherry Tree - After and Before

Happy Monday everyone! For today's card i would love to show you two pictures. I do not know about you, but sometimes it takes a while for me finish a card. I usually have about a week's worth of card pre-made that i can post on my blog due to my children. I made this card and i took the picture of it and i knew.. something was not quite right. So, i sent the pic below to my friend Carole asking what she thought of it. She said she would fill in the empty space to the right side. My goal for this card was to use only Magnolia accessory stamps, so i colored an other tree and cut about 2/3 with an exacto knife off and adhered it to the right side. I think the card does look better now. Thank you Carole! It is wonderful that you gave me your honest opinion!

The card is 6 x 5.25 - the challenge was to hide the seam of the embossed white piece of CS. I did this by adding the long Oak tree. The seam is just short underneath the left side of the trunk of the tree, the ribbon had to go therefore more towards the bottom of the card to hide the bottom part of the seam. Otherwise i could have just added the big bow in the empty white space to fill it up. In the big bushy trees i added two dots of red Stickles to imitate cherries.

Stamps: both trees Oak Tree is in the Summer Sea 2008 Collection
foreground tree is in the Spring 2008 Collection (Valentines)
Cherry and Cherry Bucket (inside of card) is in the Heavenly 2008 Collection
Sentiment: Fany Flexible Phrases from Stampin up "Sweet"
CS: SU Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive
Embellishments: Shimmery Circle tag, red button, hemp and brown organdy ribbon

Thanks to all of you who sent me a email or left a message yesterday!!! :-) Yes, it was my 40. birthday :-) I can not believe how spoiled i got from all of friends i met online from all over the world! I swear my dining room table is still full with the presents from you guys!!! lol.. i can not put it away,there is so much to look at! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Today i have to tidy up the house and hopefull i can make a card. Wow.. last week i barely had time to create something... i will show my cards i recieved sometimes this week:-) I want to take nice picturs of each card i got from you.
love you all !


Christine Riley said...

Hi Claudia,

I love this card, it's so beautiful and elegant. Happy Belated Birthday! :)

Christine :)

Tanja said...

Weil Du mir jeden Tag so viel Freude und Inspiration schenkst, habe ich Dich für einen Award nominiert ;)

Liebe Grüße Tanja

Rach said...

I always love your cards Claudia you are so clever....hugs rachxx

Donalda's Blog said...

You done a gorgeous job on your card dear. I love how you only used the accessories. And so glad you had a wonderful birthday, just sorry mine didn't get there on time

DEBBY said...

Wow this card is beautiful!!love the cherries you made with stickles.
Happy belated Birthday!!!!Welcome to the 40 aged club,lol :)

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a elegent card ,love hoew you used the stamps xxDawnxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Claudia! Unbelievable card...this must have taken an age to much cutting out on that three! Love your colouring and the inside of the card is beautifully decorated...I especially like the red stitching, very effective.
Carole ;D

ingela from sweden said...



I love your card I think it´s really nice!


Stempelchaotin said...

Ich sach nüscht mehr. Mann Claudia Du bist immer so schrecklich kreativ und zauberst die schönsten Kreationen. Traumhaft.

Kelly Schelske said...

It looks fabulous Claudia!!

MichelleO said... why didn't you tell me it was sunday when I asked last week???? Hope you had a wonderful b-day! Big Hugs! And I love your card very clever.

Scrapmumur said...

That's absolutely gorgeous Claudia!
Beautiful colours!!
Great work!
Hugs Mumur

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Claudia and I love the little cherry's, the bow looks gorgeous and finishes the card perfectly, Hope you had a great day, Hugs, Nikki x

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, I love both cards but the 3rd tree does fill that space nicely!

carolann said...

Awesome card hun well done xxxx

Anonymous said...

I love the card with the trees. Of course I love all of your cards. Can you tell me if the oak tree is the large stamp that could be stamped in 2 pieces?

Happy belated birthday. I got your blog site from Irina.


Tina said...

OMG My Friend i can't believe i did not get onto the computer yesterday, well at least my card got there in time as i didn't, Happy Happy Belated birthday Claudia, i hope you had a wonderful day....Love and Big Big Hugs Tina xx

Lim said...

WOW Claudia, this card is just fantastic! I agree with Carole, the first card was missing something, but beautiful too. The second version is stunning!
Again, Happy Birthday and I hope you have fun with your family!

Belas Creating Place said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love the card, the colouring and the design. You should enter it in a contest, I would vote for it for sure.