Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sheltering Tree & Masked Fall Maple Leaf Card

This card is a variation on a card that my sister made, and she got the idea from another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, who may have been inspired by another talented stamper.  Whoever was the first to do this was brilliant!

It is stunning and so simple.  It can be used for so many occasions – it's a great guy card, appropriate for a sympathy card, and perfect for a Fall thank you or birthday.

Start by cutting the maple leaf shape from any piece of paper.  This will be the "mask" – mine was the same size as the Very Vanilla layer.  Place the mask over the Very Vanilla card stock, using Sponge Daubers apply ink direct to paper.  I used Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie. Then Chocolate Chip was "daubered" just onto the edges.  I didn't color the stem of the leaf.

Grab your Embossing Buddy and rub it over the inked area to make sure no embossing powder sticks where you don't want it.  Use the tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set, inking it up with Versamark then embossing with Copper Embossing Powder.  

I stamped the ground ('cause I don't want the tree floating in midair) in Crumb Cake using the ground stamp in Number of Years but you could watercolor or used the one in the Sheltering Tree set.  I stamped a few leaves at the base of the tree using the tiny leaves stamp from Totally Trees.

I tied on some gold ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack and tucked some loops of Copper Metallic Thread behind the knot.

Layer the Very Vanilla layer onto Copper Foil and finally onto an Early Espresso card. 

I hope I've inspired you to start creating!  I'd love you to choose me as your demonstrator and order your Stampin' Up! supplies from my store.  When you order be sure to use the October Host Code 7ZKGME4F  when your order is $149 or less.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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