Friday, April 17, 2015

Four seasons of Sheltering Tree

Are you as in love with this set as I am?  I have never done a class before where I have designed only using one stamp set, until I met this set!  The other evening, the studio was experiencing all four seasons at once as a wonderful group of ladies and I created the cards below!  I love how versatile this set is!   So many colours can be used, so many pictures can be created and oh my, don't forget the embellishments that could be used.  A one set wonder this set is!  I think it might be the staple of the season (ha ha, no pun intended there!)

 This first card is depicting Spring.  It uses Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Strawberry slush inks to capture this cherry blossom tree in bloom!

Summer is the theme on this card, with using only Pear Pizzazz and stamping off the colour.  Tip: when stamping the bicycle, stamp the wheels first and then line up the frame to your wheels!  I see more creating coming as during class the frame was also called a kite and a I see more creative designs in the future!

With Fall, I loved playing with more colours, so included in this beauty are Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze inks!  Love it!  And yes I might have been caught calling the rake a broom about 3 times in can tell what I use more often (and no I don't ride on it, but you never know some might think I could as I am magical with creating at times!).

And my favourite....Winter!  Here Soft sky and Pool party inks are used to add snow to my tree along with snow in the air.  I added a few pearl embellishments but can't wait to try our retired snowflakes and sequin collection, Dazzling Diamonds and some heat embossing!

Other tips:
- remember when working with the Photopolymer set is use your Stampin' Piercing Mat if you solid images are stamping solid - this helps get even pressure and ink coverage!  
- start by stamping the trunk of the tree and then add your foliage, and I started with the lightest colour first
- the blades of grass, can be stems for the stamp I used as random fall leaves, but it could be flowers!

I have listed all the supplies used if you would like to make these cards too:

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