It’s been cold in San Diego, and our trees are as bare as they’re ever going to be. So, this made me think of Stampin’ Up’s Lovely As A Tree stamp set, and the beautifully illustrated row of deciduous trees. Stamp sets come, and stamp sets go, but I hear this set has been around a very long time. Would it be possible to come up with a unique design? I had this brainstorm to combine it with Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and a Leaflet die.
I just ordered my second pack of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. It lasts a long time, but it’s a favorite of mine, and I’m down to my last few pieces. I found the two I wanted for this project, and used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut them the same size, 5 1/4″ X 4″.
I glued the tree ring piece to Thick Very Vanilla cardstock (cut the same size), because I needed it to be sturdy when placing on Adhesive Strips. Then, I cut the leaf from the middle using a Leaflets Die.
Next, I stamped the row of trees in Basic Black ink in the middle of the smooth wood. Then, I raised the leaf cut piece on top of Adhesive Strips, and glued the two layers to a Basic Black card base (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″).
Pretty simple, when you have the right tools. I was playing around with the sunlight in this photo.
I usually have a sentiment on the front of my cards, but this one needed to be left alone. I haven’t finished the inside either, but I know it will be completed for the perfect occasion someday.
Thanks for stopping by. May you “see the forest through the leaves.” 😉