Thursday 8 September 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Trendy Trees notecard

Three Minute Thursday is back here at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments! Every Thursday, I shall be posting a very fast card that can be made in mere minutes! You'll start to see Christmas card designs appearing here very soon too - perfect for building up a stash ready for the festive season.

There's no festive card today though - it's more autumnal really!

I've used the gorgeous, soft Naturals Ivory card stock for this design - it's wonderful to stamp on and a nice weight for one-layer cards. The tree is from Trendy Trees - a set that I bought before I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I remember being so excited about the 2-step design and practising using the stamp-a-majig over and over on a piece of rough paper! I love these stamps just as much today and the stamp-a-majig is a tool I just couldn't be without.

Do you like the effect on the leaves? It's a great technique - I inked the stamp up with More Mustard, tapped it randomly with Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Old Olive markers, huffed on it to remoisten the ink and stamped the image. The grass is doodled underneath and the image is finished with one of the sentiments from the set.

Supplies needed for today's card:
Stamps: Trend Trees
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, stamp-a-majig
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Have you seen these young men that walk around with trousers worn so low on the hip it looks as if they're going to fall down?! I find it difficult to resist sneaking up behind them, giving the trousers a sharp tug and running off cackling! Perhaps I should just grow up...

Thank you for visiting Three Minute Thursday. If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas I'd love to hear from you - well actually I'd love to hear from you anyway! I'll be back tomorrow with a project I've got all excited about so do come and see what I've been up to if you have a minute.


  1. Hi VICKY
    Love the tree...looks really autumninal....Fabby cute card ...
    hugs sylvie xx

  2. Fabulous clean and fresh looking card, Vicky! And...Yes! I do like your technique! I wondered how you had done that. The leaves look as if they were punched out. Fab doodled grass, too x

  3. Beautiful, Vicky. The leaves look gorgeous. I love your use of several colors. Ann

  4. Fab CAS card Vicky. Love the multi tonal effect on the tree!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. A lovely CAS card Vicky, so autumnal, just like outside! I agree about the young boys fashion for low trousers - the last thing I want to see while I'm out and about is see a mans pants lol! Guess I'm showing my age! Youngsters!

  6. Less is certainly more Vicky and love clean and simple card....gorgeous


  7. Lovely card Vicky and I still love this stamp set too. Just don't let anyone see you walking behind young men and looking at their rears - you might get arrested!!!!
    M x

  8. Morning Vicky. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and thanks for describing how you did the leaves.

    I'm with you on the boys and their trousers . . . it would be HILARIOUS to pull them up and run away "cackling". The very thought has me smiling!

    Hugs, Sandra

  9. Lovely card Vicky - love the clever trick on the leaves.
    My son wears his trousers like that and very often loses them down round his ankles!! - Jacqueline xx

  10. Love the "thumping" on the leaves.
    The funniest thing is they all seem to have belts, maybe they need to be taught how to use them!! lol

  11. I read your trouser pulling comment as literal. I thought you meant you actually did it!!! Which would be fantastic to watch as they really do look a mess ;0)

    This is a lovely card Vicky. I havent used this set for a long long time. I love the effect of the marker tapping on the stamp. Feels very New Englandy-Autumn ;0)

    Hope all is well. Are you High Wycombe-ing it next weekend?


  12. Hello Vicky

    Your card is fabulous, I love how you have doodled and coloured the tree.


  13. Beautiful card Vicky. So simple and perfect.
    I would love to do the trousers thing too.....or at least shout at them to pull them up!!!! A xx

  14. Loving the CAS design Vicky, the colours in the leaves are beautiful too. Looking forward to fast make Christmas cards :)
    Jenny x

  15. Lovely CAS card. The tree looks very pretty dressed up in it's autumnal gear and I love your doodled grass. x

  16. I had another "OH!!" moment when I saw this. So simple and beautiful.

    And I'm totally on board with you pulling the trousers UP! Much more effective

  17. Vicky, what a Fab simple card, and I love the 2 colour tones on the leaves.

    If/when you do the trouser pull, make sure it's just the trousers that you get hold of!!!


  18. Gorgeous card Vicky. Love the colours in the tree, it looks lovely :o) Lisa x

  19. I love that technique for autumn leaves. A simply lovely card!

  20. I have seen a layout similar to this several times, but your card is my absolute favourite. Wonderful idea for the colours on the tree - just a really great CAS OLC!
    Cheers, Karen

  21. Such a lovley card, love the effect of the leaves, as for the grass, you should see my doodling LOL.


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