No stamp set has as much staying power as Lovely as a Tree. For eleven years, we’ve seen amazing pieces of art that showcase the forest of trees, the solid oak tree and the tall, proud fir. I can’t think of any that showcased the pair of oak leaves from that set (at least I haven’t identified any projects as the oak leaves from that stamp set). To pay tribute to this overlooked stamp and to use my Core’dinations card stock, I snipped a lawnfull of leaves, created a beautiful tree trunk and made this card:
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Core’dinations Card Stock
With the Holiday Catalog this year, Stampin’ Up! introduced Core’dinations Card stock, a crafty, multi-layered card stock with a lighter color of card stock underneath the exterior. Here’s how I created the tree trunk:
- I ran the Core’dinations card stock through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain textured embossing folder and started to lightly run the sanding block over the texturized surface:
- Here’s a fuzzy view of the finished product. Because the card stock is Early Espresso, it doesn’t photograph well – it comes across as too dark – so I’ve had to alter the quality of the photo. Me sorry.
My Bucket of Lost Dreams
On a shelf in my craft room, I keep a little plastic bin that I affectionately refer to as my Bucket of Lost Dreams. If I change course on a card halfway through a card, I drop the snips into this bin. When I am lost for inspiration or lacking time, I pull this bin down from the shelf and flip through it.
A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I snipped a mess of leaves but decided the card didn’t need them. Good news for today’s project!
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes Inks: Early Espresso Paper: Crumb Cake, Core’dinations Card Stock (Early Espresso), Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Designer Series Paper Stack Accessories: Sanding Block, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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