Sheltering Tree From Stampin’ Up!

Sheltering Tree From Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue - SAB

There’s a cherry blossom tree across the road from my house, which has been blossoming on and off since about December. The poor thing has gotten totally confused with the weather oscillating (or is it vacillating?) between very mild and then decidedly chilly. I tried to take a photograph of the tree but I couldn’t capture the lovely colours of the blossom and the tree with my limited photography skills (another one for my long list of courses I would like to take)!

Sheltering Tree from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

The poor tree inspired todays card, which I made last week. It was forecast to snow at the weekend but other than a very feeble attempt on Saturday and again this morning, it has failed to do so!

After blending Soft Sky ink all over a Whisper White card front, I stamped the tree trunk from Sheltering Tree from Stampin’ Up! in Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso. Then I stamped the leaf or blossom part of the stamp set, first in Rose Red and then over stamped in Craft White ink, slightly off-setting the white, to attempt to create the pink and white cherry blossom of the tree across the road.

Sheltering Tree from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I used one of the brush strokes stamps from Work of Art stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. What do you think? I think it’s turned out quite well – but then I would, wouldn’t I? Lol!

Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration ends on 31st March. It’s a fantastic time to buy the Starter Kit! You could always choose Sheltering Tree as part of it, as it’s totally customisable, meaning you choose exactly what YOU want in your kit! You get 45 € | £30 more in your kit until 31st March – so come and join the fun! New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Sale-a-bration

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  1. Beautiful!

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