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Lovely As A Tree

I am proud to say that I am now the owner of this gorgeous stamp set. This is a set that I have admired for so long and never purchased. I got it as a gift from Stampin’ Up! for presenting at our Regional Training day in Sydney a couple of weeks ago and I finally had a chance to ink it up the other day. You’ll be seeing this one a lot over the next little while ;-). When I get a new stamp set I seem to want to use it on everything!!
For this card I used a rectangle mask (a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with a rectangle cut out of the middle) and stamped the 6 trees stamp in the window. Next I took my Stampin’ Sponge and sponged a shadow with Mellow Moss ink in the window made with the mask in place (I used the Two Way Glue Pen to hold it in place…..just let the glue dry so it is no longer blue and it acts like a post-it-note).
Next I stamped the big tree in Always Artichoke and lightly dotted 2 Way Glue Pen over the needles and branches before pouring Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the top. The word Celebrate is from the Wonderful Words stamp set and I stamped that down the bottom in Always Artichoke. This is a fairly simple card, you could dress it up with a bit of ribbon if you wanted to but I like the simplicity of the card the way it is.
We will be making similar cards at my Stamp-a-Stacks this month, so come along and learn how to use the masking technique on your cards as well as a fun technique called Faux Shaving Cream!
If you’d like to make this card at home, here’s a list of the products I used :
Stamp sets : Lovely As a Tree, Wonderful Words
Ink : Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Paper : Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Accessories : Cutter Kit (to cut out the window in the mask easily), Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Powder Pal.

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9 thoughts on “Lovely As A Tree”

  1. Ooooohhhh I love this card, Ness! I have already cased a Christmas card from Leonie that has an oval mask and am doing it at a StampAStack next week. (I know … I am on hols … but this is for my sister!!!) And … I have to admit … I have been sooooo tempted soooo many times to buy this set! I have seen so many cards that are just gorgeous using it. Oh no! I just had to add it to my wish list!!! 😀 Thanks for sharing. I love this design! Stampin’ Hugs, Andrea

  2. Thanks Deanne. I was inspired by some cards I saw while I was blog hopping but I can’t now remember where I saw them! My card is a very simple version of this technique, but I think this stamp set speaks for itself don’t you? And I just love the look of sponging with this set.
    There are so many techniques you can try with Lovely as a Tree. I will be posting more in the near future too!

  3. Hi Ness,
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful – I’m totally inspired. Just bought that set too and now I know what to try with it.
    Hope you enjoyed Floriade – I was lucky enough to get some of the Tulips yesterday,now that the festival has finished. They’re all planted ready for next year and we were blessed with some rain to help them settle in.

  4. Vanessa I would like to make your Lovely As A Tree card that you posted on Oct. 2, 2008 using the Always Artichoke big tree and the rectangle mask. I would like to ask a question about the mask. Did you use two pieces of very vanilla – one that had a rectangle cut out of it like a frame, then the center piece added back in after you stamped and sponged the background? I don’t think that’s what you did, but I am ready to make this one, but not sure about the mask part. I don’t have the tool you used to make the rectangle, but I will make it some other way.
    Best regards,
    Jan Ross
    214-532-2210 (Texas)

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