Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop: Thoughtful Branches Edition
The Stamp Review Crew has a special Bonus Hop for you today. We could not resist sharing our love for the Thoughtful Branches bundle!
When I saw the limited time bundle that Stampin' Up! is offering for the month of August, I knew I had to have it. It is so very versatile, and who can resist those sentiments?! Oh, wait, you maybe haven't seen it yet ;)  Trust me, you are going to love it!

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.  

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from Sue Plote's blog where she will fill you with amazement!

Here is the first and only card I have made with this set so far. I got it the day before I had to work and have not had time to fully relish it's beauty! This is a sympathy card, and I kind of like it. I think I like it more each time I look at it :)
  1. Prepare a 4¼"x5½" Thick Whisper White card base, scoring in half. 
  2. Cut a Whisper White panel to 4" wide by 3¼" tall, then stamp leaves in Garden Green repeatedly, sometimes not reinking between impressions. Stamp the tree trunks in Early Espresso to the darkest trees only. 
  3. Cut a Sahara Sand panel to 4"x5¼". Stamp the greeting once full strength, then fill in with stamped-off repetitions of the greeting. 
  4. Use one of the largest Ovals from the Ovals framelits or the Layering Ovals framelits, put just the lower part of the tree panel under the die on your Big Shot platform, and place the top cutting plate just over the part you want to die cut. Then run through the die-cutting machine. Cut a piece of Vellum to be 4" wide and at least 1½" tall and repeat. 
  5. Adhere the vellum to the back of the tree panel, then stitch all the way around the tree panel.
    Apply dimensionals to the back and adhere to the top of the Sahara Sand panel. 
  6. Die cut 2 of the leafy branches from Garden Green using the Precision base plate (this makes life sooo much easier!). Trim off 3 leaves with a bit of stem. Curl them just a bit with your bone folder. Stick to the exposed dimensionals behind the tree panel.
  7. Adhere completed panel to the card base.
  8. Stamp the second part of the sentiment inside the card in Early Espresso, and add a cluster of trees in the lower right corner. All done!

Here is a side view to get an idea of the dimension on the card.

And the inside.

I hope you like it!

Now it is time to go see what wonderment Bruno Bertucci has created for us!

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Linda Callahan said...

Loving the forest you created with those wonderful trees! Such a fun set!

Kelly Kent said...

Loving the layout on this card Tanya & how you've used the stamp set! Kelly x

Deli said...

Oh wow!! this is just brilliant Tanya xox

Yapha Mason said...

Gorgeous card, Tanya! I love the rounded edge, the bit of vellum, and the stitching. They make tis forest truly spectacular. Thanks for another great hop!

Heidi Baks said...

Very fun card, Tanya! I love the layout, and how you added some leaf die-cuts.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

You 'kinda' like it? I love it; I especially love the layout and the stitching. Great sample before a stint of work. I'm sure when you get back in your craft room you'll want to play with this set some more :)

Bruno Bertucci said...

Great projects Tanya!

Mike said...

There's something so serene about your design. Maybe it's the color palette...Whatever it is, it's beautiful!

Gloria Sperring said...

Had to tell you, it took my breath away. It's perfect the it is. You wonderful demonstrators' you. I also have this bundle. I love it. I've been thinking of a Christmas card to make Haven't gotten very far, but I'll let it stew in my brain a few days. I'm just as excited as all the other demonstrators to be a demonstrator. Is there any way I can get you to share your dimesons for your card with me? I would appreciate it. Thank you!
Happy stamping!

WebDeb said...

Love the curved edges that set this card apart. Not your average forest! Beautiful inside, also.

Anonymous said...

You thought this was so so? lol it's awesome I love the layout and how you used it. Awesome card!!


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