Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Card

This morning the UPS guy delivered my latest Stampin' Up! order. I've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating dies. It's a limited time set that will only be available for the month of August or while supplies last. Click here for all the details.

When creating this card I was going for a gender neutral design, just in case I decide to send it to my uncle in Texas. The embossed cloud background was sitting on my desk from a previous project and I decided to rescue it for this card. I colored around the clouds with a B000 Copic marker and used the blender pen to eliminate the harsh lines. The streaky lines at the bottom were stamped using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and colored in with a G12 Copic marker. Some linen thread was added for detail along with three Soft Sky sequins (they will be available in the upcoming 2016 holiday catalog). The little red bird was stamped using Real Red and adhered flat to the tree. Using the Thinking of You sentiment from the Wetlands stamp set, it was punched with an oval punch and layered to a scalloped oval punch. The cardstock colors include: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi and retired Pistachio Pudding. That's it!

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6 comments:

  1. Stunning - the clouds and tree just stand out on your card. This must have taken hours to create!

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  2. Absolutely adorable, Andrea! I can see why you were eagerly awaiting the arrival of your order! Love this tree! And the little bird just pops! Also love that embossing folder!

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  3. Love how that gorgeous tree stands out against that cloud filled background. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craft Your Passion Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  4. Love that tree! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining our 'use a die' challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog. Please join us again next week and good luck! Julie, DT member

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  5. Fab card, the scene you have created is great. Love the embossed background

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  6. Such a beautiful Card.. love the cloudy embossed background too..Thank you so much for joining us with Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge.

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