Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Three Cards using Thoughtful Branches

The Thoughtful Branches stamp set with coordinating dies is such a versatile set.
On this first card I used the set to create an apple tree for a cute Thank You card.
I sponged the background with Tempting Turquoise and Garden Green and then used the grass stamp to add some detail also using the Garden Green ink and stamping twice to get the two tones.
The tree trunk is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and the tree leaves are Garden Green.
For the apples I stamped them in Real Red and then made the stems brown with the Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker.  Love the little die to cut out these apples.  I found I needed to hold the die in place with a post-it note before running it though the Big Shot as they are so little and shifted easily.
The printed paper on the side is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.

...with this same set make a masculine birthday card!

For this card I sponged on the "grass" with Always Artichoke and then used the same color with the grass stamp, stamping once full color and then again for a lighter shade.
I ripped a piece of copy paper to use as a guide to stamp the background trees in Chocolate Chip ink, stamping once in full color and then again for the lighter shade.
The trees in front are stamped in Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke.
I added a little 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, some Linen Thread and a birthday greeting from the stamp set Best Birds and cut out with a Leaflets Framelit Die.
.....and then you can make a Christmas Card!
I love the simplicity of the red and white for this card.
The background trees and greeting are stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed in white.
The greeting is from the Wonderous Wreath stamp set.
The tree is die cut from Whisper White cardstock and attached with little pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.
The birds are stamped in Real Red and cut out with little dies that are in the set.  They are attached also with Stampin' Dimensionals.
So many options with one set...I love it!
This stamp set and dies is only available until August 31 or while supplies last.
Happy Stampin'-

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