I used the Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree stamp set to create a spring card for the Happy Stampers blog hop. We’ve got a sketch challenge to play along with this week and this is what I created:
Here is the sketch that we’re using this week:
I started out with a completely different card in my head, but things changed once I got it down on paper…I had this grand plan to create a window frame effect with looking into the card base with several layers. I wasn’t happy at all with it when I laid everything out, so I scraped that idea and went back to the basics. Ever have that happen with a project? 🙂
I pulled out my MISTI for this project so that I’d have the images lined up exactly on the layers.
I started by stamping the tree trunk images from the Sheltering Tree photopolymer stamp set in Crumb Cake ink first on a Thick Whisper White card base, then on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White card stock panel.
I stamped the leaf image from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Calypso coral inks across the card front and the card stock panel. Then I added the grass images in Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut the center of the Whisper White card stock panel with a Deco Labels Collection Framelits Die, sponged the edges with Blushing Bride ink, then adhered it to the card front with SNAIL.
I stamped the sentiment from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock, cut it out with the banner die from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Die set, then adhered it with SNAIL to the card front. I pulled apart a strand of the Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine and I threaded part of it through a Vintage Faceted Designer Button, tied a bow and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.
I stamped the tree images from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake inks on a Whisper White panel inside the card.
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
Alright, on with the hop! Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders – You Are Here
- Shelagh Freemantle
- Mary Deatherage
- Jari Francis
- Kristi Gray
- Heather Wright-Porto
- Heather Van Looy
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Thick Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
- Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die cut, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Really cute, Amy!
Thanks Kathy! 🙂
Wow. This is just gorgeous, Amy! Absolutely love every single thing about it! 🙂
Thanks so much Mary! 🙂
Such delicate colors! Another lovely card, Amy.
Thanks Melanie! 🙂
Such a pretty card! I like your color choices for the trees. Also enjoy the reminder that there is hope for Spring.
Thanks so much Terri! 🙂
Wow Amy, this card is beautiful.
Love, Love, Love it!! Your so talented.
Thanks so much Gloria! 🙂
Hi Amy, What is a Misti? Is it similar to a stampamajig? I’ve never seen or heard of a Misti. Thanks Karen
Hey Karen, The MISTI is a stamping tool that is a similar idea to the Stamp-a-ma-jig, only it holds everything in place perfectly so that you can stamp multiples of any image in the exact same spot. There is a link to the MISTI website in my blog post, so definitely go check it out! It’s a great tool. 🙂
I love your card. Beautiful as always.
Thanks Karen! 🙂
What a soft spring card. I love the lightness that this cards sends, beautiful.
Thanks Kristi! 🙂
I love the soft Spring colors too, lol! Nice way to add definition by sponging the edges of the Deco panel. There are a few trees in the neighborhood that look just like your beautiful trees….*sigh, can’t wait for Spring 😉
Thanks Jill! Thinking spring thoughts in the cold, pouring rain here today. 🙂
This is an all time favorite of mine and so glad to see your beautiful share with it today! Love how you put it all together with those beautiful touches of color!
Thanks Jari! 🙂
Glad to see you using the Sheltering Tree, one of my faves! My first thought was how did she get those lined up–you explain that so well. I love my MISTI too and will give this a try. Love the way you sponged the deco label. Very pretty card. Snowing here tonight but I’m ready for spring!
Thanks Susan! The MISTI works great for this technique, have fun stamping! 🙂