Thursday, May 26, 2016

Spring Tree - Stampin' Up! Happy Home

  The last few weeks I've been making a great effort to try to use retiring products for one last hurrah. Some of them I know I didn't use them nearly as much as I should have and now I'm sad that their leaving.  I'll try better with the new catalog I promise!

  I combined two challenges again.  The colors are from last week's Color Throwdown and the sketch is from the still open Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

  I like these soft colors together even though I don't tend to grab light pinks.  Paired with the grays and the pop of darker Rose Red I like how this one came out.

  The tree was stamped with Basic Gray and then sponged with Pink Pirouette ink.  I colored over the tree with clear Wink of Stella for just a little shimmer to go with the rhinestones in the small punched flowers.

  The banner is embossed in white with enjoy and layered over a small strip of the English Garden DSP.  I tied a bit of silver thread around it to bring some sparkle to that corner of the card.

  The background piece of Whisper White is embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

  Don't wait to order those last retiring items on your wish list.  Things are starting to go quickly. To start your order please click HERE and Shop Now!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Happy Home

Ink: Basic Gray, Versamark, Pink Pirouette  Marker: Rose Red

Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Gray, English Garden DSP

Accessories: Squares framelits, small flower punch, rhinestones, white embossing powder, silver thread, corner rounder, Woodgrain embossing folder, 


  1. Super cute!!! Yes, your card is totally adorable. I love the soft sponging for the leaves of the tree and your added embellishments are perfect. A big thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. Very pretty. I like the soft colors.

  3. Beautiful color combo and the tree image looks perfect against the wood embossed paper. So pretty! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. This is such a pretty card! The colors and images are so soothing and beautiful! Thank you for playing along at HSS!

  5. This is a cute clean and simple card. Love quick cards and this one is perfect to recreate. Thanks for joining us at HSS.



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