** Oh my goodness - we went to a swim meet last Friday and I completely forgot to publish my post! Well, better late than never.... enjoy!
Hello and Happy Friday! This week over on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are featuring the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in our projects. This stamp set is a classic - it's been around since even before I became a demonstrator way back in 2005! I do love it so much for masculine and sympathy cards but it is also great for Christmas and Fall cards. I decided to go for a sepia-toned effect on my Z-Fold card. This is very difficult to photograph!
These photos show you how the card is put together - the front flap is folded back and I added the stamped panel and sentiment to it with dimensionals. The sentiments are from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and work perfectly with the tree and leaves. I did pull out my Hardwood stamp set for the decorative panel on the front of the card because it perfectly coordinates with this stamp set!
I inked the trunk of the tree with soft suede ink, the base of the tree and the ground with early espresso and the leaves of the tree with garden green ink. I just used the corner and sides of the ink pad so it was super simple! The little bow is from the Nature's twine ribbon sampler... perfect for this card.
Here is one last view of my card laid out flat. I love that it is 3D but also folds flat for mailing. For even more fabulous ideas and inspiration with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, please hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what my fellow designers created this week.
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