I stamped and clear embossed the tree and bird for more texture and dimension to the tree. Everything is sponged in it's coordinating color. The little bird is made from Watermelon Wonder. For the clouds in the background I used the cloud (just one of it's uses) part of the Tree Builder Punch. I used it as a mask and with Soft Sky ink sponged around the outside of it, moving it around on my paper until I got the desired look I wanted. So pretty and it add so much more to the card than just a white background.
Megan also made a card with the tree punch. She picked the colors and I helped her punch them. Then she sat on the floor in my craft room with a glue stick and made her card. Both kids really like to stamp with me when I stamp. I usually save all of my retiring/retired cardstock for them, then they can also use my scraps. I don't generally give them much direction, I think they'll learn more and love it more if it's their own.
Here's Megan's finished 'Forest' as she called it. Obviously they're not your traditional tree colors but she loves it. Perhaps a little punch artist in the making :) So cute!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!