Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

happy-inkin-thursday-blog-hop-bannerI used the Stampin’ Up! Sheltering stamp set to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I created for it.

Here are the colors that we’re using this week:

The design for my card was inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge sketch this week:

I started by adhering a panel from the Party Animal DSP (limited time Sale-a-bration item) to a Crumb Cake card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then I stamped sun image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Crushed Curry ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the tree images from the Sheltering Tree photopolymer stamp set in Crumb Cake and Emerald Envy inks on the Whisper White card stock panel.  I inked the grass image in Emerald Envy ink, stamped it on scrap paper and them stamped it twice across the panel.  I added the flower images from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry inks over the grass images.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Soft Suede ink on the Whisper White card stock panel an then adhered it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to a panel of Emerald Envy card stock.  I wrapped a strand of Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel, tied a bow and then adhered the layered panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a single Crushed Curry enamel heart from the Regals Enamel Shapes pack next to the sentiment to finish the card front.

I stamped the tree, grass and flower images from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card.

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:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy 

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Emerald Envy – 3-11/16″ x 4-15/16″ panel
  • Whisper White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Party Animal Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Love this “bright and sunny” card, creates a beautiful image, especially for us up here in the snow and minus something, haha

    • Oh wow…then I shouldn’t mention that we’re going to be in the 60’s here today and back up to the 70’s by the weekend?? 😉 Hope that you warm up soon! I’ll send all of the pollen flying around Atlanta your way if it would help. 😀

  2. Lovely, lovely….as a tree. Great design using Sheltering Tree. Love trees!!!!! Not colors I would normally choose, but you did a masterful job with them.

    • Thanks Kristi! I started with several of the Party Animal papers and couldn’t make them work for me so I picked one and did a little stamping as the focal point instead. 🙂

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