Mar 21, 2009

365 Cards: Sing Along Saturday

Todays challenge over at 365 Cards is to use lyrics to inspire a card. The lyrics we were given are from Lean On Me by Bill Withers. I read through the lyrics and to be honest I looked through all my stamps and just couldn't think of something that fit perfectly. But the title of the song wouldn't go away. I wanted it to be symbolic and the only thing that kept coming to my brain was "tree" (its strong and you can lean on it right?!) Obvious, but it's all I got. So I went with it:

I did a few things on this card that I have never done before. First, I took a Scalloped Circle Nestability and used it as a template to paper pierce around. You can't see it very well in the first picture, but I paper pierced a circle behind each tree.
I also stamped the leaves in three colors, and off set them a bit. It might seem like a lot but gives it good dimension. And that sentiment.... completely computer generated. I opened up Photoshop and typed it out. Picking the font was the hardest part. I wanted something clean, simple and not obvious (as in not helvetica). I printed it on my Kraft paper and cut it out. And Voila! My card! 

Using music can be such a great source of inspiration. So come and join in on the fun over at 365 Cards. Read the lyrics, make your card and share the link. Oh, and have a smashing weekend!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Father Knows Best
Ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Spring Moss, Palatte Chartreuse, SU! Close to Cocoa
Paper: Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart, Kraft and Stampers Select White. K&Co Wild Saffron (strip)
Accessories: Paper Piercer and template, corner rounder, Photoshop (if that can be considered an accessory~)


~amy~ said...

Kristie, what a fabulous soothing card...I love it.

Karen Lee said...

I love the trees!!!

Joann said...

Terrific card - I love trees!

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful card Kristie! I love how you did some new techniques. I never think to do the paper piercing and yours is just perfect! Great idea to use the scallop as a pattern. Great job!

ivwhy said...

love the trees!

thanks for your sweet comments.... you know where i am coming from being a fellow mom of 2 boys!! i caught a glimps of one of your boys (the one with the cookie). cutie!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

What a wonderful card I love those trees. Thanks for the tip about using the scallop puch as a piercing template well done.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Vicky said...

Great card, Kristie - love those trees!

Tammy said...

This card is so nice! I love those trees!

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