Ever since I saw the Sheltering Tree stamp set at the Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalogue Kickoff, I loved it, but it wasn't in the budget to purchase until just recently. And when I saw Ann Schach's lovely colour challenge over at The Paper Players, I knew this would be the stamp set I used. I think it makes me think of this beautiful story about unconditional and sacrificial love : The Giving Tree written by Shel Silverstein.
Here's Ann's colour swatch:
This is a unique and eye-pleasing combination and perfect for this stamp set as well.
- I kept the design simple on purpose. I think I was probably influenced by the simplicity of the story, The Giving Tree.
- The Sheltering Tree stamp set can be used year round and I can visualize a card using 4 partial images of the tree in the four seasons of the year. Stay tuned for that one soon.
- I used the Crisp Cantaloupe sequins from the 2013 - 15 In Colour Sequin Assortment to embellish my card for a little extra bling. I also wanted to add some ribbon, but the only Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon is the Thick Baker's Twine. I tied a bow and used a glue dot to add it to the tree. It makes the tree look like a gift and when you think about all the ways our lives are enriched by trees, sustained by trees - they really are a gift. Go on out and hug one today!
- I wanted a more creative layout, but the size of the tree stamp meant that it filled up almost the entire card front, so I added interest with layering and embellishments.
Good news for those of you who like to sell your Stampin' Up! creations! Stampin' Up! has come out with a new Angel Policy stamp set in photopolymer entitled Better Than E-Mail. It contains lots of stamps that help you fulfill the requirement to include the Stampin' Up! copyright on your projects when you go to sell them. Here's a look at it:
Just a reminder that I am offering Product Shares for the Occasions Catalogue here. I would like to wrap up this round by Tuesday, Jan. 20, so please sign up before then.
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