Vintage Leaves and Sheltering Tree with a Touch of Christmas Magic

A few weeks ago I was wondering if fall would ever come.  The leaves at our home hadn’t began to change and the weather was still in the upper 70s and 80s.  However, fall has finally arrived!  Leaves are transforming into beautiful works of art and provide a beautiful contrast to the evergreens.

Today’s card is a celebration of fall.



To create the background I first stamped the leaves from Sheltering Tree randomly in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Rich Razzelberry directly on the side with the writing on the Woodland embossing folder. (Yep, I used all those colors, even though I couldn’t capture all the colors with my camera.)  After placing a piece of Whisper White paper in the EF I gave the folder a good massage to help aid the transfer of the inks onto the paper, and then ran it through Big Shot.

The Leaves were stamped with two of the smaller leaves from the Vintage Leaf stamp set.  To add the color to the leaves I used the rock and roll technique along with gently adding other colors to the stamp.  I then sponged Crushed Curry ink over the leaves to add more depth to them.  They were die cut with the Leaflets Framelits.

The bird was die cut using the Birds & Blooms Thinlits from Early Espresso card stock.  Did you notice the trees behind the cute little bird?  The trees are from the Christmas Magic set.  I thought they added a nice touch.  The greeting is from the Rose Wonder set.



Here’s a card using the same stamps, card stock and inks, just a different direction!  I find it interesting how just changing the direction of the card makes a big difference.

I hope you were inspired to stamp today.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sheltering Tree

As autumn arrives I’m constantly amazed by the subtle weaving of colors and the array of shapes and patterns that canvas my small corner of the world. Evergreen needles fall while multicolored trees shelter my walkway. It’s the time of year for brisk walks in the woods, warm apple cider and stamping. With a cozy home and toasty color pallets has come bits of inspiration.  From that stems the idea for this card.


My Tanglewood Cottage Sheltering Tree 11-15 DSPs


The stamp set used on this card is the Sheltering Tree from Stampin’ Up!  I used Old Olive card stock for the card base. Then I placed a piece of Into the Woods DSP with a fun pattern (which reminds me of swirling leaves) on it to the left.  To create the leaf I cut a stencil using the largest leaf in the Leaflet Framelits set.  I used temporary tape to adhere the stencil to the Whisper White card stock, then I sponged three different colors of inks: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry to create the leaf image.   After removing the stencil the tree image from the Shelter Tree set was stamped on using Early Espresso.  Following this I stamped on the hill, leaves, trunk, and rake, all from the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I used the “Thankful for you” to stamp the greeting on Whisper White card stock and hand cut the banner,  The only piece missing was the small Old Olive banner to add behind the greeting which was also hand cut.  The layers of the banner then were added towards the bottom of the card, and a small twine bow to finish it off.


My Tanglewood Cottage sheltering tree 11-15s

Using the Sheltering Tree stamp set again, this card was made in the same manner as the first card, with the exception of the DSP and the vibrancy of the ink.


All around it was a simple card to make. It’s great for any fall occasion whether it be used for a simple hello or showing gratitude to a friend.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you are are inspired by the beautiful fall colors that surround you.   Until next time, happy stamping!

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