I love making shaped cards (as you'll know if you are regular visitor) but I like to look beyond the usual shapes for my inspiration. This card, believe it or not, is created by re-sizing a tag shape.
I love summer!! This would be a wonderful birthday card for someone special, but this one is going to a blogger who recently sent me some blog candy I won. :)
My little sentiment tag is hand cut to about 3/4" x 2". The stamp is from Scrappy Mom's Stamps. I mounted the tag up on pop dots and tucked the end under the tree just a little. I finished off the tag with some white gel pen stitches.
The sun is from Celebrate with Flourish, cut at 1 3/4". I added Glossy Accents to the center (it's still wet in the picture). The clouds are from Serenade, cut at 1" and 1 1/4". Both layers of the sun were inked with orange ink, on the clouds I used blue ink.
This tree is from Simply Charmed, all layers cut at 3 1/4". The grass is from Paper Doll Dress up cut at 1" and 3/4". The little bird is from Serenade, cut at 3/4". I also used green and clear Glaze pens to add the details on the tree. I inked the tree and grass with green ink and the sky layer was detailed with the same blue ink I used on the clouds.
I hand drew the little daises with my white gel pen and added the centers with a yellow Glaze pen.
Here you can see the full card base. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cart. This tag is from page 91 (button #10) using the mirror creative feature. I sized the base to 4 1/4" x 11". The front layers were sized down by 1/4" each. The black layer measures 4" x 5 1/4" and the blue sky layer measures 3 3/4" x 5".