Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lovely as a Tree

Lovely as a Tree is an "oldie but goodie" stamp set. I had used all the stamps in the set except for the one I used to make today's card. I never knew quite what to do with it and I saw a card on Pinterest that  used sponge daubers to color the tree and wanted to try it.  I think it's very interesting and different. Use 3 different sponge daubers and 3 different inks and rub the daubers across your stamped image until you get the shades you like. Be careful so you don't get "circles from the daubers. Rub back and forth instead of daubing.

Stamp sets - Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Big Shot, Ovals Framelits dies, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mossy Meadow ribbon, Sponge daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Scenes with Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies

Here's a great bundle from the Holiday catalog that has a lot of uses. There are several other stamp sets that you can use with the "window" thinlit.  This card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I like square cards and they mail in the same envelopes as the A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").

Stamp sets - Happy Scenes, Tiny Tags (retired)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink  - Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craxe and Always Artichoke markers
Accessories - Big Shot, Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Tiny Tag punch (retired)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Among the Branches with Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

This card was made using the bundle for Among the Branches and Woodland Embossing Folder. Bundles are the way to go if you want to save 15%! I used Crumb Cake cardstock with the embossing folder and then took a sponge dauber, inked up in Crumb Cake, and ran it over each tree to make them stand out a little more. It looks good without the sponging too. You'll have to see which way you like it best. I'm not real happy that fall is here (today is the first day of autumn) but I love the fall colors when stamping. Crazy about Cajun Craze!

Stamp sets - Among the Branches
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink - Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 2" circle punch, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sheltering Tree for Autumn

I made this card for my card club last week and also made it for my nursing home card on Friday. I just love the Sheltering Tree stamp set! You've got to love a card you can use year round!

(inside of card)
Stamp sets - Sheltering Tree, Wetlands
Cardstock - Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
Accessories - Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits, Large Oval punch