Here is a sample of the second set of cards I'm doing for the auction at work:
I used this sketch over at SCS, it's one of my favorites. The patterned paper is Basic Grey - Wassail. Believe it or not, I actually had enough scraps to make 10 cards! Both the green and the cream panels are the back sides of two of the Wassail papers. I added the flourish stamp to the cream panel, because it just needed a little extra something to tie in the green. The solid green matting is also out of my scraps, and the paper I stamped on is the back side to some hideous stationary I inherited. I think it turned out pretty well!
First I stamped the sentiment in New England Ivy and embossed it in clear. Then I stamped the tree on the far left in New England Ivy, and second generation stamped the tree on the far right immediatly after. Next I stamped the tree in the middle in Olive, and finally the tree "behind" the leftmost tree in Garden Green. I distressed the edges in Garden Green, and also used my dauber to create the hazy shading around the trees and sentiment. I added a little Polar White Flower Soft to the leftmost tree to give it some extra oompf. I had tried glitter and stickles and even mica flakes; nothing looked right! I do like the Polar White FS, because it's not really "white." It's more of a clear, which is great because it doesn't overpower the green of the trees or clash horribly with the creams in the card.
I used these items:
Forest of Trees from Flourishes
Basic Grey - Wassail paper
CTMH Inks - Garden Green, Olive, and New England Ivy
Clear embossing powder
Flower Soft - Polar White
Antique Copper brads
Solid green cardstock from my scrap stash
Clove card bases - these were pre-cut, so do they count as scraps? ;)
Thanks for looking!