Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lazy Days Tent Card

Happy Saturday, everyone! There are only a few hours left to sign up for my Cricut cart giveaway! Click HERE to enter. The giveaway ends at midnight EST. I will announce the winner sometime tomorrow :)

I love learning new card techniques. Erika at Crafty Sprouts has an awesome video with a tutorial on how to make a tent card. After watching, I had to try one! I am also linking this card at Rebecca's blog The Crafting Misfit for her new Show and Tell feature!
I love this tree from Heritage. It just screamed that it needed a swing hanging from it's sturdy branches. I made a swing with twine and a toothpick. I positioned the hole in the card behind the swing so there is plenty of room for it to swing back and forth. I used the Tim Holtz woodgrain folder for the trunk of the tree. I sanded it and then added walnut distress ink to bring out the texture. I ran the leaves through a Sizzex embossing folder (not sure of the name of this one) and inked the edges with walnut distress ink. I adhered the leaves with foam tape to give some dimension.
  • K & Company - Que Sera Sera paper
  • Heritage Cart - tree at 3"
  • Walk in My Garden Cart - flowers at 1"
  • Spellbinders Nestability Die - circle cutout and frame
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder - tree trunk
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder - tree leaves
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink - tree and edges
  • The Twinery - twine for the swing
  • K Andrew Splash-tastic Summer Stamp - Click HERE to purchase your own set
  • Foam Tape - adhered the leaves and sentiment
  • iRock - crystals on the flowers
Be sure to stop by Erika's blog Crafty Sprouts and check out her Tent Card Tutorial and Rebecca's blog The Crafting Misfit for her Show and Tell Feature! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow to see if you've won the Picturesque cartridge :)


Glenda said...

Gorgeous card Lisa! Love the swing-how clever! I need to try one of the tent cards too!

Adrian said...

Ww, awesome job!

Susan said...

That tree turned out fabulous Lisa! I mean, don't get me wrong the whole card did, but I really like how you did that tree. The embossing on the leaves and the trunk is perfect! And the cute swing, very creative! I'll have to check out Crafting Misfit and the Show and Tell thing, sounds interesting!


Erika Valdez said...

OK Lisa now this is the most AMAZING card I have ever seen!! I love love all the beautiful details and adding the swing was a great touch!! Thank you so so much for joining my Pop up a Tent card Challenge!

Lots of Love,

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Lisa, WOW!!! just gorgeous and love the emboss on the tree and that swing too CUTE!! Love it and TFS

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I like the swing card. Takes me back to simpler times yrs ago when I would like to swing.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Pat N. said...

Very cool tent card! Love that tree cut. Looks great-Pat N.

Amy said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the embossed details and the is great. The grass looks so real- awesome scene. The tent style is pretty neat- I'll have to check out the tutorial- TFS! :)Amy

Sherrie K. said...

I love this BIG ol' tree and of course the embossing looks amazing! I love tht little swing too:) Great touch...I MUST go check out Ericka at Crafty Sprouts~Thanks Lisa for the info, nice work!
Sherrie K

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card and I love that tree also, love nature things, Hugs, Lori m

Beebeebabs said...

Such a nice card great embossing and the swing is soooo cute and creative tfs!!!

Kelly S said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! I love your little swing and that background paper is so pretty.


Cindy said...

Hi Lisa,GORGEOUS job with this BEAUTIFUL card!I LOVE the embossing on the tree and the AWESOME fold,JUST AMAZING my friend!!:)

scrappinC said...

Lisa~ Wonderful card love the colors and how you used the walnut distress ink it made the card so real. Like you could walk up to it and get on the swing and swing for hours.
Cindy Lou

Nita T. said...

Fantastic card! It's so relaxing (if I can describe a card that way! lol!); I feel like I could just hop into that swing and chill for a while. Love your embossing too. :)

Pam said...

Wow Lisa, I love this card. The tree and swing is so clever! This may be my favorite of your cards, if I don't count the skater one. Hugs, Pam at

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great tent card! Love all the embossing and details!


MyCuriousCrafts said...

OMGoodness Lisa, how adorable...loving that swing, just amazingly real-like. FABULOUS!! ~Shen

Rez P. said...

Aloha Lisa,
WoW! like always such a creative card.I love how you embossed the tress esp the trunk. The swing adds a nice touch that it makes everything look so real.

Tracey said...

What a fabulous the shape, the swing is the perfect addition!

June Houck said...

Fun little scene card; that swing is adorable!

bonnie said...

Oh how stinkin' cute sweetie...I could just imagine myself on your sweet tree swing now! ;) Hugs x

girlia said...

very cute

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Wow! I love your tree. Great idea for the swing too. You're awesome..

Jayne said...

Great card Lisa. Love your tree and all the embossing and inking. The swing is a fab addition.
Jayne x

Lynda said...

This is an awesome card Lisa! I love seeing all of your wonderful creations!


Crafting Misfit said...

Thanks for linking up to show and tell!!! I love the trunk on your tree!
Visit my blog!

Jani said...

Wow! Great job. Love the swing and all the embossing.

Trail of Treasures said...

OMG!! This card is FABULOUS Lisa! Love all the embossing! You did such a great job!


jo said...

So very pretty! The dry embossing is fabulous! :)

Karen H said...

Wow! This is incredible. I LOVE that tree... and you made it even more perfect by adding a TWINE SWING. (I want one for real!) The embossing is absolutely fabulous and I simply adore every aspect of this beauty. I'd never seen a tent card (I don't think).. yet another fun technique I need to try. Thanks for always inspiring me in so many ways. :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Eva said...

Love your card Lisa, what a great tree!
Hugs, Eva :0)


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