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Showing posts with label Lovely As A Tree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lovely As A Tree. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lovely Lakeside Reflection

This was a fun (with a bit a challenge) card to make. I enjoy trying different techniques, and this was no exception. I stared by stamping the trees directly on the card, then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to "reflect" the trees onto the water. I then used darker markers for the upper trees and lighter markers, with a lighter touch on the reflected trees. The grass, water ,sky and sun were all sponged.


Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree (128655)
Ink - Daffodil Delight (119667), Pool Party (122938), Soft Sky (131181), Stazon Jet Black (102283), Wild Wasbi (109014)
Stampin' Write Markers - Always Artichoke, Wild Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz (Sold by collection: Brights (131259), In Color 2014-2016 (133654), Regals (131262), Subtles (131259)
Card Stock - Always Artichoke (105119), Whisper White (100730)
DSP - Watercolor Wonder (ret.)
Accessories - Always Artichoke Seam Binding (ret.)

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Single Oak

I continue on my quest to make masculine cards. It's not that they are so difficult, it's just that less masculine cards are easier.

Supplies:
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree (128655)
Ink - Always Artichoke (126972), Early Espresso (126974), Marina Mist (119668)
Card Stock - Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650)
DSP - Mocha Morning (ret.)
Accessories - Crumb Cake satin ribbon (ret.), Hearth & Home Framelits (139666), Stripes embossing folder (ret.)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Little Red Scarf

Playing around with some ink and the Woodland embossing folder I came up with an interesting background. I then added a little snow on the branches, but wasn't sure what to place on top. Obviously, it needed some color. That's when the little red scarf floated into my imagination. I added the leafs just to give the card a bit more interest.
Supplies:
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree (128655)
Ink - Crumb Cake (126975)
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler seam binding (ret.), Dazzling Details (124117), Woodland Textured Impressions (139673)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What a View

This was a fun creation. When I showed it to my husband, he decided it was "four-dimensional." I love my man. I had originally intended to place the window on top of the stamped trees, but it just didn't look right. So, what the heck, I traced around the edges with an Exacto blade.
Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree (128655), Wonderland (140365)
Card Stock - Baked Brown Sugar (ret.), Mossy Meadow (133676), Whisper White (100730)
Ink - Marina Mist (126962), Mossy Meadow (133645), Smoky Slate (131179), Soft Sky (131181)
Accessories - Dazzling Details (124117), Washi Label punch (138296)

Although it appears I used the Hearth & Home Framelit (139666), I did not. I needed a smaller window, so I created one using a Silhouette.

Here is another card, using the same idea.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Lake

A friend has asked me to make some cards to sell in her shop. She wants them to depict our area, so I decided to start with a lake scene.

Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree (127793), Ornamental Pine (ret.)
Card Stock - Whisper White (100730)
Ink - Crumb Cake (126975), Early Espresso (126974), Marina Mist (119668), Mossy Meadow (133645), Pacific Point (126951), Pool Party (122938), Smoky Slate (131179)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Trees - So Lovely

This is one of those cards that started out one way, and ended up like this. I envisioned something that didn't turn out the way I anticipated. Fortunately with stamping, there can always be a plan "B", or even a plan "C". This was my "Final" plan.

Supplies:
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock - Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso
Stampin' Write Markers - every green color, and some Daffodil Delight

Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer Trees

This style of adding the leafs to the trees takes a bit of time, but I'm really happy with the effect. I use two or three colors of the Stampin' Write markers and lightly tap the tip all over. The fine tip makes tiny leafs and the brush tip makes slightly larger ones.

I used Blendabilities to color the sky and grass.
Supplies:
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock - Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink/Stampin' Write Markers/Blendabilities - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Soft Sky

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sturdy Oak

Every year, family and friends go camping in the same location. Last year, my husband and I weren't able to go. This year, we can't wait to get there.

The campground has sites on both sides of a river. One side has lots and lots of redwood trees. The other side, the side we camp on, has oak trees everywhere. This stamp always reminds me of our annual camping trip.

Supplies:
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hardwood Pine

So happy that Lovely as a Tree has made the cut.
Supplies:
Stamps - Hardwood (133035), Lovely as a Tree (127793)
Card Stock - Mossy Meadow (133676), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink - Crumb Cake (126975), Mossy Meadow (133645)
Ribbon - Natural Trim (129287)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lakeside

Have you ever started out doing one thing, then ended up with something totally different? That's how this card started . I had the idea of making a card with lots of little houses. I even created all the houses to place on the card.

Then, I decided the houses needed lots of trees. That's where I ran into trouble. I stamped the trees and they looked good. I added leafs to the trees, and they looked even better. I added a house, and it just didn't work.

What if I added a lake? Yeah, that works. . . but not with a house. Below is the end result.

Don't get me wrong, I really like the end result. The problem is, I still have all these little houses! I must find a "home" for them.
Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely As a Tree
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Ink - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Stampin' Write Markers - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lovely Summer Trees

The last of this Lovely Trees series. As I hope you have been able to see, it is easy to change the look (or season) of the trees. The leaves were easily created by using the Stampin' Write markers and placing random dots along the branches.

I hope you've enjoyed this series as much as I did creating the cards.

Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely As A Tree
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz

Monday, November 3, 2014

Lovely Trees in Spring

This is my spring card in the series. Along with using lighter shades of green, I also changed up the matting to encourage the spring-like look.


Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely As A Tree
Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
Ink - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories - Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon, Very Vanilla Candy Dots

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lovely Winter Trees

The second card of the set. I'm going with a seasonal theme (in case you didn't notice). Of the four cards, this is the least labor intensive, and the only one I didn't use Stampin' Write markers.  The embossing was an afterthought, but definitely adds to the snowy effect.


Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely As A Tree
Cardstock - Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Sky (very subtle), Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Decorative Dots embossing folder, Frosted Finishes, Silver 1/8" ribbon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lovely Autumn Trees

It's been a while since I've played with the Lovely As A Tree set. It was one of my first stamp sets from Stampin' Up! and it's still a favorite. My goal is to make a set of. at least, four cards. Obviously, this is the first. I've been playing a lot with the Blendabilities, but decided on the Stampin' Write markers for this card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Cardstock - Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
Embossing Folder - Square Lattice

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bendi Birthday

Have you seen these yet? They're called Bendi cards, and are so fun to make. My first one was a castle card which I made from a Silhouette download, and posted at More Than Cards, made with Stampin' Up! card stock. I used the same base layout to create this one.



Supplies:
MDS Stamp - Lovely as a Tree
Stamps -  On Your Birthday
Paper - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink - Elegant Eggplant

The card base pieces and trees were cut using the Silhouette


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

One More Christmas Card

Just when I thought I was all set for Christmas cards, I discovered I needed just a few more. I found a design I really liked at Little Princess Cards, and decided I could make a few of these.

A couple of weeks ago, I would not have attempted to make several last-minute cards with fussy cutting, but things have changed. I finally broke down and bought myself a Silhouette Cameo (early Christmas present). This is my first card utilizing the ease of the Silhouette, and I LOVE IT!
Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz
Edgelit - Adorning Accents

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lots of Lovely Trees

Inspired by a card I found on Pinterest, I created this card. A little masking, daubing and stamping.
Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree
Paper - Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon - Natural Trim

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Snowy Night

Don't you just love the way the moon will glisten on the snow and make it look like tiny diamonds all over the place? That's what this looks like to me.
Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree
Paper - Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Silver Encore, VersaMark
(I stamped the trees in Basic Black, then I stamped slightly above the image with VersaMark and used Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Sponging the sky in Midnight Muse and Night of Navy is resisted by the embossed area and making it look like snow. For the ground snow, I sponged Silver Encore, then added the Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I created the snowflakes using the White Gel Pen.)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lovely Winter Tree

More masking and stamping. And, of course, a wintry scene. To create the "snow" on the branches and needles, I first stamped the images with Basic Black. Then, I stamped slightly above the image with VersaMark and used clear embossing powder. From that point, the daubed ink is resisted where there is clear embossing powder.
Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Watercolor Winter, Wetlands
Paper - Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Clear

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lovely Trees on my Mind

I'm working on making-winter inspired cards. Typically, my "winter" cards are for Christmas. There are times that we get so much snow, that I really want to look at something other than snow and snowflakes. Therefore, I am lacking in snowflake stamps and must rely on other techniques to create a wintry scene.
Supplies:
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Upsy Daisy
Paper - Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink - Marina Mist, Silver Encore, Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Clear
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