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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Peace on Earth --- Stillness in the trees

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".

20 comments:

  1. So beautifully clean and simple Heidi! Lovely! Hazel x

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  2. Beautiful card, I love the simplicity of the design, the touch of grey is fabulous.
    Elaine

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  3. Heidi, this is gorgeous! I love the simplicity and the elegance. I love trees!

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    1. Thanks, Marsha. I love trees as well. I've done some of my best thinking and/or destressing in a forest.

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  4. What an amazing card... so simple but oh so attractive!
    Love it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thank you very much, Chrissie. I'm glad it turned out---the white on white was challenging.

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  5. Stunning card, Heidi - love the white on white with the touch of soft colour! So elegant :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. I had to add that light touch of grey to help the white show up but it's almost like a natural shadow.

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  6. Love this design - so simple but really attractive!

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  7. Super stunning Heidi. Love the effect of the white on white. Those trees are divine.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah. I really enjoyed this challenge.

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  8. This is very pretty - you have achieved a real wintery feel.

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  9. Heidi this is so elegant and stylish, love it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  10. you might convert me to try other companies. I love that tree look!

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    1. I love being able to use other products, Ter. It opened a whole new area of creativity for me. Of course it means I have the extra blog to keep up, but I do love experimenting with things that are not all SU!

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