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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Washi Tape Wednesday – Rose Wonder

Welcome to another Washi Tape Wednesday!  I made this card in less than 10 minutes today!  I had the die cut ready to go already, since I had made a card a while back using the Rose Garden Thinlits.  I went to find the post where I shared the card, but apparently I never did!  Looks like I will have to get a photo of it and share it with you!!


Washi Tape, Rose Wonder, Rose Garden Thinlits,

The die cut rose is sponged with Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi inks.  Layered behind the rose is the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape.  The greeting is from the Rose Wonder photopolymer stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Everything is layered on a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and then raised with Stampin’ Diminsionals on the Whisper White card base.

You could easily make this card with a solid colored piece of card stock instead of a sponged piece like I used for the rose; and use your choice of DSP washi tape.  If you don’t have washi tape you could use ribbon or strips of card stock.

Thank you for stopping by!  Inky fingers to you!


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Washi Tape Wednesday – It’s A Butterfly

Are you ready for another Washi Tape Wednesday?  I’ve been having a lot of fun learning how to incorporate Washi Tape in my card creations.

This next card was inspired my one of my consultants, Kathy Brown.  She made a beautiful card using the Butterfly Thinlits and Washi Tape, so I had to give it a try.

Drum roll please……

Washi Tape, Butterfly, Birthday Celebration, Rose Wonder,

To make this butterfly I simply laid the Washi Tape in a row on a piece of card stock, placed my Butterfly Thinlit Die on the card stock covered with the tape and ran it through the Big Shot.  The Washi Tape I used was from my old stash with the exception of the polka-dot black which was from the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape collection.

The dandelion was stamped in Pool Party and Old Olive and randomly stamped over Whisper White card stock.  The greeting is from the Rose Wonder set.

Have you been playing with Washi Tape lately?  Leave me a comment and let me know how you’ve been using it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time get your fingers inky and stamp!

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