Tuesday, September 12, 2017
SUO183 Sheltering Tree
It’s time for the #183 “Autumn Colors” Challenge at SU-Only Challenges! Autumn is my favorite season here on the East Coast- the crisp air, the beautiful colors of the leaves changing and all of the fabulous pumpkin and apple dishes!
I decided to pull out one of my more neglected current stamp sets, Sheltering Tree to create a quick “Thinking of You” card. I love the tree image as well as the sentiments, bike, swing, etc. that you can add to your scene- not sure why I do not use this one more often...will have to remember to pull this set out more:-)
I am also linking this card to the Hand Stamped Sentiments #272 “Inspiration Photo” Challenge along with the Sketch Saturday #480 SketchChallenge and the Word Art Wednesday #298-#299 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the Word Art Wednesday site yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the Sheltering Tree trunk image with Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
2). Ink the leaf image from Sheltering Tree with Crushed Curry Classic Ink, use a Sponge Dauber to daub Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and stamp onto the panel. Repeat the process and re-stamp to fill out more leaves.
3). Ink the swing image with Soft Suede Classic Ink, position and stamp onto the panel.
4). Ink the large solid image with Crushed Curry Classic Ink, daub Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green onto the image and stamp onto the panel for the grassy knoll. Repeat to create a larger area.
5). Trim the panel, mount onto Early Espresso cardstock, trim and mount onto Soft Suede cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, trim and mount onto the Early Espresso card front. Adhere the entire panel onto an Extra Thick Whisper White card base.
6). Stamp the sentiment from Sheltering Tree with Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, trim and create the fishtail banner by hand, mount onto Early Espresso cardstock, trim and adhere the entire sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam.
7). Apply Clear Wink of Stella™ to add shimmer to the leaves to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree
Ink/Mediums: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede; Clear Wink of Stella™
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie. Extra Thick Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: Sponge Daubers, retired Hexagon Punch (to create the fishtail banner)
Thanks again for taking the time to visit and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Autumn Colors” challenge!