Did you know that it is a tree stamp in the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set? I totally thought the tree top was just a background or mossy greenery dangling down. Then I looked at the trunk image and couldn’t figure it out. I thought maybe a koi fish or something. When I looked in the catalog, I realized it is a tree. Of course, it is!
It is not just any tree….it is a beautiful one!!! How cool is this card?!?! I thought the greeting from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set was perfect for this card! It is perfect for any card because lets be honest, sometimes we all need to be told to just breathe! Am I right??
I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I cut a piece of Pool Party (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the greeting from Colorful Seasons along the bottom. It was stamped in Night of Navy Ink. Then I took a piece of Very Vanilla (3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″) for the focal point. It is a bit longer so that I could rip off the bottom after stamping and coloring for some texture.
For the tree, I stamped the leaves first in Call Me Clover Ink. I stamped down once, lifted and moved it over just a bit and stamped again. This gives more leaves and colors for a fuller look on the tree. Next, I stamped the trunk in Soft Suede Ink. By stamping the tree first and working your way down, you know you won’t run out of room. If you stamped the trunk and it was too high, your leaves would fall off the top of the cardstock.
After stamping, I took the brush tip of the Stampin’ Blends and just colored in. I used Pool Party Light for the sky and Soft Suede Light for the ground. Simply swipe the ink across in a rough look. Don’t worry about filling it all in perfectly, just swipe across. It might look crazy at first but set it aside and work on the rest of the card and then come back and it will be fabulous! I ripped the bottom and then added it to the Pool Party layer. Using some of the new Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, I wrapped it around and tied it into a knot. Since the twine is bumpy, I added this layer to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a smooth look!
For the inside of the card, I added a layer of Very Vanilla (4″ x 5-1/4″) and stamped the mosaic circles on the corners in Night of Navy Ink. This are from the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set! The perfect little decoration!