Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Lovely as a Tree Edition

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Welcome! This is a pretty exciting hop for all of us, as we are hoping to see a lot of new visitors. We got to be part of convention in a very special way, we were picked to do a display board! So we chose to feature 2 stamps sets, a new one, and an old but current favorite. How could we not pick Lovely as a Tree?! It has been a consistent favorite since its release in 2001!

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from Wendy Weixler's blog where she really rocked this set! Don't worry, if you get lost, just pop over to the Stamp Review Crew blog to see the full blog roll and get reoriented. You can also check out all of our past blog hops. The links will always take you directly to the posts you are looking for so you can enjoy every hop anytime!

This is the card I sent to convention for our very own Display Board, how exciting is that! I stamped the tree in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it using the new Blendabilities markers in Old Olive and the Skin Tones colors. Imagine it colored for fall!
  • Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Something to Say
  • Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Bronze, and Mocha Blendas
  • Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss Moonlight DSP paper stack
  • Other: Burlap ribbon, Candy Dots, dimensionals, sewing machine and thread

How about a little closer view of the coloring that I did. It was sooo easy! For the leaves and grass, I started with the darkest tone and then the middle, then the lightest. For the trunk, I started with the Bronze (lighter), then added the Mocha accents.
As you can see, I also trimmed the finished side edges off the burlap ribbon and frayed all 4 edges.
While we only sent card fronts to convention for the Display Board, I made my own copy of this card and lined the inside with white cardstock to write on. I also added the top of the tree and colored it. :)

Next up to inspire you is Paula Wright, and I know she will not disappoint!

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13 comments:

Yapha said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the burlap ribbon behind the tree. Your coloring is amazing as always! Thanks again for coordinating these hops!

Nancy Smith said...

Lovely card, Tanya. Your coloring is beautiful.

Beth Beard said...

Very pretty Tanya and the burlap adds a rustic touch.

Deb said...

Gorgeous! Love the use of the burlap! Very earthy and masculine! Love it!

Carol Carriveau said...

Really wonderful card - love that you used the stripped paper and that color!

rubberredneck said...

I really liked the way you used the Burlap Ribbon and candy dots. Beautiful job coloring too!

Cindy Beach said...

Tanya, I can't thank you enough for leading our crew. Your card is beautiful! Love the coloring and the candy dots.

Mike said...

This is a beautiful creation. I love the texture the burlap ribbon gives it!

Paula said...

Great card, Tanya! Love the burlap on there.

Heidi Baks said...

What a gorgeous sample! I love the background... so bold.. and your coloring. Just perfect!

Adriana Benitez said...

Gorgeous card, Tanya! Neat combination of colors and textures.

Lisa Young said...

Love how you colored your tree - it is beautiful. And sewing a border is a perfect complement to the burlap.

Jill Coleman said...

Great combination of elements Tanya! Would never think to combine a striped DSP with this set. Love the burlap with the stitching!

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