Lovely as a Tree
We take turns picking our hop themes. When I learned what it was for this month (Leaves/Trees/branches) I knew I wanted to use my all-time favorite stamp set Lovely As A Tree. This set has been so popular and most of my friends and customers feel it is the first stamp a new stamper should purchase. I agree!
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This above project is one I made years ago using the Soft Suede & Sahara Sand card stock and ink, as well as Chocolate Chip ink. I decided to try to recreate this card with a twist . . .
With a Twist
As I started to recreate my first card, I knew that I wanted to change the colors and the wood grain embossing folder are now retired, however, I knew the Wood Planks folder would work. I admit, I was nervous to go from an expected muted colors to such a bold color like Lemon Lime Twist – how much bolder could I get? But I plunged forward. What do you think?
The label is sponged with Lemon Lime Twist and then matted using the the above cutting technique that I have shown you before.
The above card is similar to cards I’ve made in the past as well, again with a slight twist. The trees in the oval were stamped in Chocolate Chip then again, slightly off the original image, in VersaMark and embossed in White. I sponged the edges of the oval in Dapper Denim ink then added a thin line of Multipurpose Liquid Glue so I could attach the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, which I also added a few drops of on the embossed dots from the Gently Falling T.I.E.F.
I love the new Layered Leaves Textured Impression Embossing Folder and wanted to use it on a project. This one is my Favorite and it happened by accident! I started out wanting to sponge a little color onto the Lemon Lime Twist card stock (yep, it’s the same bright green color from project #2). I used a sponge to add some Tangerine Tango ink….oops! I didn’t like it at all. So I thought I would use the card stock piece to practice with some other colors…a little Lemon Lime Twist – nope that didn’t look like I expected. So I tried a standard neutral, Early Espresso. When I looked at my practice colors I realized it that the combination of these three colors had created a stunning background....if I do say so myself (LOL).
I added copper thread to the sentiment strip (from Just Add Text).
I wanted to do something different to the inside. I embossed the Very Vanilla card stock then, using my bone folder, I flattened it out in the center and only slightly around the edges. It’s unique and you can still write over it. Let me know if you try this yourself.
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Hugs, Karie B.
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