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Lovely as a Tree

My card this week is inspired by the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  My card is CASED from Dawn Olchefske’s card and reflection technique.  The reflection technique tutorial can also be found on her blog here.  The Lovely as a Tree stamp set is a classic stamp set which is very versatile.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Rose Wonder.


Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree card with You are a blessing to me sentiment

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Lovely as a Tree card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Rose Wonder

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Marina Mist

Ink:  Old Olive, Marina Mist, Early Espresso

Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Woodlands Textured Embossing folder, Project Life Corner Rounder punch, retired Neutral Enamel Early Espresso dots, dimensionals




Falling Leaves keep falling

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have sketch challenge to create either a fall or Halloween project.  The sketches are from the October SUCCESS magazine for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  I’ve been wanting to use the leaf image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It’s perfect for a fall card and using the Stampin’ Up! water color pencils with the Aqua Painter blends the colors so easily.  I would love to see your creation so hop on over to HHS and post your creation.

I used More Mustard card stock as my card base and used my Big Shot to texture it with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I stamped the leaf image on water color paper, used water color pencils to color the image.  I sponged the edges with More Mustard classic ink then adhered to a Chocolate Chip layer.  The Old Olive DSP is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pad from Sale-a-bration.  The circles were punched with Two-step owl punch and I used antique brass brads in the centers.  The ribbon was fluted by pulling on one of the fibers then adhered with mini dots.  The smallest layer is Chocolate Chip CS.

Fall sketch card 

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Fall card

Finished size: 4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree

Paper: Card stock:  More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Water color paper, Old Olive DSP from Welcome Neighbor Sale-a-bration 6″ x 6″ pad

Ink: More Mustard Classic ink, leaf image was stamped with StayzOn Brown then colored with watercolor pencils and Aquapainter

Accessories: Antique Brass brads, Two-Step Owl punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder

Techniques: Stamping, Water coloring


Lovely as a Tree for Christmas

I love this stamp set.  So versatile!  I decided to make some quick Christmas cards and here’s what I whipped up.  Very easy.  If you are going to buy one stamp set for Christmas, this is it.  You can use it for so many occasions.

Lovely as a Tree Christmas cards

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Stamp Sets: SU  Lovely as a Tree, SU Snow Swirled (sentiment), retired SU So Swirly jumbo Wheel

Paper: SU Handsome Hunter, SU Ruby Red, SU Soft Suede, SU Very Vanilla

Ink: SU Encore! Gold pad, SU Real Red classic ink

Accessories: SU vintage brads, SU slit punch to create tag edges, SU sponge, SU paper piercer, SU mat pack, non-SU ribbon

Techniques: stamping, ink distressing, edge distressing

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