Lovely as a Tree

I recently received the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, and let me tell you, I don't know how I ever got along without it...this set is truly a classic among the Stampin' Up! collection and definitely seems to be the "go-to" set for masculine cards! Here is a card that was so easy to make but turn out truly elegant due to the perfection of this stamp set:

I got inspiration for this card from a card my upline Lisa Freeman recently made using another stamp set. I stamped my treeline image from Lovely as a Tree and sentiment from Many Merry Messages onto Whisper White cardstock using Jet Black Stazon. I then sponged various blues overtop of the image to give a nice winter day feel. (I don't use sponging on my cards often but its an easy technique that makes some very cool effects and worth trying if you haven't!)

I then layered my image onto coordinating blue cardstock (you can really play with all the blues Stampin' Up! has to offer with a card like this...I used various blues from the Rich Regals Color Family.) and matted on a Whisper White Cardbase. Too easy!

The sponging really creates a scene in this card and take it from boring to beautiful! Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite technique is for adding that special something to your cards!


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