Tuesday, October 28, 2014


It was our 18th wedding anniversary this month and i had an idea for a card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I could not find my Lovely as a Tree stamp set though! In the end I turned my craft room upside down and was finally rewarded with my long lost stamp set. I had put it away very safely them promptly forgotten where it was. Needless to say, it is now in a very visible place in my craft room.

I wanted to make a soft blue card and had the idea of shading the tree with my Stampin' Write markers, then to add light filtering through the tree. That was the idea, anyway. I coloured my image with some different markers (Island Indigo, Old Olive and one other) then lightly spritzed the stamp with water before stamping my image onto Whisper White cardstock. I used my silver pen to add the subbeam. Maybe I should have used gold, for sunlight, but the blue and silver just looked right together so I went with that. Maybe I should have added the light from the light side of the tree too, but this is how it turned out:

 I embossed the front of my card with a striped embossing folder then layered my image on two different colours of cardstock before drawing a double line around it on the Whisper white. I anchored the corners of my top image with Candy Dots. The greeting came from the And Many More stamp set. I rounded two opposite corners of the card with a corner rounder punch. Finally I added some seam binding ribbon to the bottom.

I added special things to the inside of the card, printing off a recent picture of us both and writing him a poem just for him. It was lovely to see his face when he opened his card (I think I even saw a tear, but of course he said he just had something in his eye!)and it is still on display so I know he liked it.

The supplies I named are still current. The unnamed cardstock colours are retired.


fairysparkle said...

Susan,that's so pretty love the colours they are among my favs .The tree is amazing I will try that myself if you don't mind .

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Oh Susan I just love your card and the way you have the stripes of different colours, you are clever doing that and the sunbeam looks fabulous...
Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

Crafting With Jack said...

Lovely card Susan. The sunbeam was a great idea.

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love the colors. Happy Anniversary!

Ellis said...

Beautiful card you made and lovely colors! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Laurian said...

What a beautiful card Susan, I love the colour change on the tree and the sunbeam as its silver could be a moonbeam but whatever its fabulous.
Happy Anniversary and may you have many more!



Ellis said...

Dropping in to see if there are anything new here! =)
Wishing you a great day!
Hugs, Elenor

Vicki Hodgman said...

Wowzer!!! You have hit the "very special" mark with this one Susan!! Like nothing I have seen before...Love it!! Vx