Happy Tuesday stampers! So, on Friday I mentioned that I wanted to starting going back at least one day a week to use a set from the current "big" catalog...that's what I did for today's card. The Sheltering Tree stamp set has been in the catalog for a couple of years (at least) and is a great set for making year-around cards. Today I used some pretty Fall colors!
I started by stamping the trunk of the tree in Soft Suede ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. To get the different colors of the leaves, I used three stamp pads. The image was inked in each color individually, stamped off onto scratch paper and then stamped over the branches so that the colors were slightly muted. I used Cajun Craze first, layered with Poppy Parade and finally Rich Razzleberry. I used the same technique for the ground, stamping in Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake. Finally, the sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I wanted to add some shimmer to the tree so I spritzed the tree with a Stampin' Sprizter with a mixture of Copper shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol. I could see a little bit of shimmer but I wanted more so I decided to shake up the bottle of Copper shimmer paint, got a little bit onto a sponge dauber, blotted it onto scratch paper, then applied it to the tree. You can see it best in the photo below. I wrapped a piece of linen thread three times around the piece, securing it to the back, layered it onto a piece of Copper metallic paper and then tied a bow on the front.
The card base is Cajun Craze cardstock. The next layer is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. After embossing it, I gave it a good spritz with the Copper shimmer paint/rubbing alcohol mix, let it dry thoroughly then adhered it to the card base. I wanted to pull in just a bit more of the Rich Razzleberry so added a piece of designer series paper from the Nature's Poem collection. To finish the card, I adhered the tree piece to the card base with stampin' dimensionals.
You can really see the shimmer paint in this picture! :)
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back on Thursday with another project to share!