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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Sitting Here – Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

My craft room had been disassembled because we had our carpet cleaned. And, since  everything was out I decided to purchase a large closet and totally rearrange how I had my craft supplies stored.  It’s amazing the things you find when you tidy up!  Now that things are back together I can finally sit down and stamp!!!

As I was looking for a card layout I found a great one on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week’s challenge was a sketch challenge hosted by Deborah Smart.  There are some wonderful samples for our eyes to feast on, but one stood out to me created by Heidi Weaver so I thought I better give this challenge a try!   This card features the Sitting Here stamp set.  Complementing sets are Timeless Textures and Sheltering Tree.

 

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This is a layout I will be trying again sometime soon.  Thanks Deborah for the inspiration!

Since I’ve been up to my ears in cleaning the craft room I haven’t shared a Stampin’ Up! promotion with you.  Here are the details.

 

Bonus Days

Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!

Details

  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Redemption period:August 2–31, 2016
  •  An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
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Orders can be placed during classes & workshops if you live locally or from my Stampin’ Up! website here.  If you want any of the items I used to make today’s card you can simply click on an icon below.

Until next time, happy stamping!

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