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Monday, October 22, 2012

Lovely as a Tree for me

Do you find that there is a stamp set or two that you would never let go of, use as a staple, just love?? Lovely As A Tree is that stamp set for me! Here is a fun card that I did simple but then changed up a little with the 2nd card.

Starting with Crumb Cake paper as the base I used the Amazing Fan Fair Designer Series Paper (DSP), Curly Cute stamp set, Gold embossing powder and our great new embossing gun (sooo quiet and sleek!), the Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder from the Holiday mini, Island Indigo cardstock as the frame for the stamped DSP and Red Riding hood ink.

This DSP is sooo right in sooo many ways! The mixture of colors, patterns, sigh... I stamped this grove of trees on the DSP with Red Riding Hood ink. You can see how on the card w/the DSP that has very little red in it, stamping it w/this red brings out the "hidden" red in the page.

I ran the DSP thru the folder and big shot on one card and then the DSP that was adhered with SNAIL adhesive on the Island Indigo paper "frame".

I stamped the leaves on the two corners of one card and not on the other with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake paper, such a simple look but quite elegant.

Threading the Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon thru the New Naturals Designer Buttons. Both look great, do you like the simple knot or the bow?? The dark button or the lighter?? The extra stamped leaves or the clean and simple "white space/Crumb Cake space"??

The embossed Curly Cute greeting stamp set is elegant and universal as it covers so many occasions! I love the gold on this neutral and natural card.

I hope you cherish the many stamp sets we have but hold tight to those staples and favorites that are so lovely!
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