When I saw the challenge at "Less is More", I knew I wanted to create a card for it. More than one tree is the theme. Well, for me a glade of trees or the forest means a stillness and peace that comes from being out in Nature. The problem was that a lot of people seemed to agree and most of the ideas that came to mind were already used in the challenge posts.
So I went right back to simplicity. I chose to make my card monochromatic using white with the faintest touch of pale grey. The result? I love it. It isn't easy to photograph because white on white tends to look better in person. But I gave it my best shot and the photo I finally picked to post almost does the card justice.
My base is Naturals White with a layer of Naturals White on top. Before adding the top layer, however, I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder with four simple evergreens to emboss the left side of the paper. Then I used my White Embossing powder and a stamp from the retired Greetings of the Season stamp set to heat emboss my sentiment in the top right corner. Finally I very, very lightly sponged a whisper of Smoky Slate ink over the sentiment and the perimeter of the paper.
What you don't notice in the photograph is the sheen of the trees where I've brushed White Dimensional Faux Enamel over the branches. In real life you get the same look as you do from the embossed script. The finished effect is very subtle but I'm very happy with it.
For more cards that feature more than one tree, check out "Less is More".