Isn’t it typical? It has been cold and wet most of the summer and as soon as I come up with a definitely autumnal card, using the fabulous Lovely As A Tree stamp set, out comes the sun and it turns lovely and hot. If I’d known that sooner……….
I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2¾” by 2¾”, inked up the top of the tree using the So Saffron ink pad. I then took the Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Garden Green and Early Espresso Markers and added colour to the canopy of the tree using the ‘thumping technique’. Basically you hold the marker on its side between your thumb and middle finger and thump the brush end randomly down adding spots of colour.
I used the Early Espresso Marker to colour in the trunk of the tree. When I had finished adding colour I huffed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamped it down. Love the effect this technique gives, simple but gorgeous. I die cut the tree using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and layered it, using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, onto an Early Espresso scalloped circle die cut using the largest scalloped die from the Layered Circle Framelits.
I took a Crumb Cake card base and stamped the oak leaf image around the edge using Crumb Cake ink. I ran a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder (meant to use the woodgrain folder but didn’t notice that I’d got the wrong one until later!!!!) and added it to the right side of the card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, leaving an even border around three sides.
I stamped the sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap strip of So Saffron cardstock. I adhered this to the front of the embossed panel using Tombow and added thin strips of Cajun Craze and Old Olive cardstock either side of the sentiment piece.
The stamped circle was added to the front of the card, overhanging the right hand side, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The overhanging portion was then trimmed off using Scissors.
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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.
Lovely As A Tree, Eastern Beauty
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Old Olive & Garden Green
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
D & G
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Grid Paper & Very Vanilla Envelope