I love stamping images from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Autumn colours and today’s card was inspired by the gorgeous sunsets we are blessed with living on the edge of The Fens. The pinks and peaches look fabulous together.

Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Lovely as a Tree in Autumn colours

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3½” by 3½” and masked it at ¾” on all 4 sides using Post It notes leaving a 2” by 2” square in the middle of the cardstock. I took a wedge of Stampin Sponge, dabbed it onto the surface of the Peakaboo Peach inkpad to pick up some ink and applied it to the centre of the masked off square. I found I got the best results by rubbing gently in a circular motion bringing the colour out gradually to the edge of the square. I dabbed a 2nd sponge into the Flirty Flamingo inkpad and started from the edge of the square and worked inwards. When I was happy with the depth of colour I used the Peakaboo Peach sponge to blend the 2 colours together before peeling away the Post It note masks to reveal the inked square.

Lovely as a Tree with an autumnal sunset
www.crafty-rootes.com – Lovely as a Tree in Autumn colours

When the ink was dry I added the ‘oak tree’ image in Early Espresso ink to the lower right corner overlapping the inked square. This is such a simple technique but the results look amazing.

Stampin' Up!'s Lovely as a Tree at sunset
www.crafty-rootes.com – Lovely as a Tree in Autumn colours

I added the stamped and inked layer to a piece of Peakaboo Peach cardstock using Tomow Liquid Adhesive. I took a larger panel of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and wrapped a piece of Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon (retired) around it securing the ends on the back using sellotape.  I added the stamped panel on top of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set to the right using Peakaboo Peach ink before adding a bow with a Mini Glue Dot. The whole piece was then added to a Flirty Flamingo card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

I added a Whisper White panel 5⅜” by 3⅝”, to the inside of the card and stamped the tree again in the bottom right hand corner and stamped the same image again on the front of the Whisper White envelope. I love the way this card looks, hope you like it

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Lovely As A Tree, Beautiful Bouquet
Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo Peach Chip & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Peakaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo & Early Espresso
Tools
Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon (retired), Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

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