I used the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches stamp set that will be available August 2-31 for the Sunday Stamps color challenge this week.
Here are the colors for Sunday Stamps SSC131. We were to use at least three of the colors…I think that I used all six! 🙂 Be sure to stop by the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the other design team members created and to play along too!
The design for my card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches 245.
I started by embossing about 2/3 of a panel of Whisper White card stock with the Seaside Embossing Folder. To do that, I simply placed about 2/3 of the panel inside the embossing folder and left the top 1/3 hanging out when I ran it through my Big Shot. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set (available August 2) in Real Red ink in the upper left corner.
I adhered the embossed panel to a panel of Whisper White card stock with SNAIL and then wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around the panel twice and tied a bow. I adhered the layered panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the tree images from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Early Espresso and Wild Wasbi inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the tree three times without reinking to give the image a little more depth. I stamped the grass image in Pear Pizzazz ink and then sponged the panel with Daffodil Delight ink around the trees and Pear Pizzazz ink over the grass. I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Whisper White card stock with SNAIL and then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the little bird image from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Real Red ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock. I cut the bird out with the matching die from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits dies set (available in a bundle with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set for 10% off beginning on August 2) and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot. I added a single Tangerine Tango enamel heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack next to the sentiment to finish the card front.
I stamped the tree and images from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz inks on a Whisper White panel inside the card. I stamped one tree image at “full strength” and stamped the other two without reinking.
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Thick Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Just beautiful, Amy – everything on this card is perfect!! 🙂
Thanks Mary! 🙂
I am loving this card. You have used all of those colors with perfection.
Thanks Melanie! 🙂
I adore that sweet red bird on your branch Image
so vibrant and cought my eyes
lovely scene Amy
and love the added of wood grain and the enamel heart sticker
so sweet and elegant too Amy
see you on my Snowman card
hugs from teamie
Thanks Monika! 🙂
WOW! This card is absolutely stunning! TFS!!!
Thanks so much Tammy! 🙂
You are so dedicated to your following. Always posting seven days a week including early on a Sunday morn. Oh, and I especially like your offering today….it would make a lovely Christmas card, too!!!
Thanks so much Patricia! 🙂
Amy, you are so dedicated to your blog followers!!! You always have a posting seven days a week even early on a Sunday morning. Oh, I especially like today’s posting…. it would make a lovely Christmas card, too!
Thanks so much Patricia! 🙂
I wasn’t real keen on this stamp set but seeing what you did here made me re-think it! This is just lovely!
Thanks LeAnne! It’s an awesome stamp set! 🙂
Beautiful card and great use of the colors! The tree stamp is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂
Beautiful card Amy! I would love to share this on my blog for ‘My Crafty Friends Monday’ ! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn’t share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).
Thanks Josee! Feel free to share my project on your Crafty Friends post. 🙂
such a lovely scene!
Thanks Katie! 🙂
Amy, I love how you made a Christmas card using these colors! Your embossed background is so pretty! A beautiful card-inside and out! You certainly made the color palette shine! XX
Thanks Claire! 🙂
Your design and stamping skills are very keen! Superb!
Thanks so much Brent! 🙂