Monday, September 22, 2008

A Wise Old Tree...

Do you ever have one of those days where you wake up running and you go to bed wondering what hit you? Well, my friends, this was one of those days! So..... I'll keep it short and sweet so I can get my head to bed! hehe!

I wanted to show you a card I made to showcase one of the new Flourishes sets Forest of Trees. When I first saw this set, I saw this tree and immediately was drawn to a quote that I read recently on line.

Here's a look at the card so you see what I mean. The quote reads, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
I loved the saying and thought earthy tones with the tree image would really be perfect! Add some distress ink, paper piercing, some hodgepodge hardware and some self stick pearls and you're done!

Here's a close up of the saying. I even did some decorative, almost scallop like stitching to separate the two decorative papers.


Recipe: Flourishes, Forest of Trees
Paper: Memory Box, Basic Grey, Bazill plain brown
Accessories: Hodgepodge hardware, Self-stick pearls
Ink: Momento ink in Rich Brown and Bamboo Sprouts, Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks

That's it my friends... off to rest my sleepy head! See you back here tomorrow!

18 comments:

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card, Julie. The rich deep colors and that gorgeous tree with that wonderful quote.. really make this a "WOW"!

Janine said...

Julie - just beautiful!! Hope you aren't working TOO hard.
Talk to you soon.

The Rubber Maid said...

Very classy card with a beautiful combonation oc colors. Love the dark DP . MOM

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card and that is a wonderful saying :)

Tanya said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors you used!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous! Such rich colours & what a great way to use that hardware. I love the sentiment too (so true!) :O)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so rich and warm. Love your use of hardware and the stitching is a really cool way to create that division!

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie! I love the colors you used. You are so good and know just what colors go with whatever. I also like how you distressed the edges. I need to start doing that. What a beautiful and true saying.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Love it!

Belas Creating Place said...

Julie, this is beautiful. I love the elegance of this card. You are so creative and it is always nice to come here and see your lovely creations.

Have a great creative day,

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Jewels, this is drop-dead gorgeous!!! I love that kewl ribbon/hodgepodge hardware situation you got goin' on there!

You da Bombetta-est!

~Huggies!

Juliann said...

Love that quote! Love your card! Love that tree!!!
Hope you get some good sleep girl!
TFS!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This card is beautiful, Julie. I love your earth colors, and I love that sentiment. I just acquired that set and will feature one of the cards I made with it on my blog by the end of the week. Great set and great card!

Diane said...

Wowza! Beautiful Julie!!!

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful Jule! These colors are wonderful! Love the ribbon and hardware too!
smiles,Deena

Rhonda said...

WOW! I love this card. It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, you did a wonderful job.

Donna said...

omg what a handsome card. the colors, textures and all are simply eye pleasing. love your work. thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

Elena said...

Beautiful card! Love the earth colors you used! It gives a very warm feel to the card! the sentiment is very nice...