Monday, August 25, 2014

Classic Combo: Lovely as a Tree + Work of Art

Last week, I attended "Card Club" with some of my stamping friends. It's essentially a "shoebox swap" for those who are familiar with that concept. We each brought a project that was ready to stamp and then we passed the boxes around the table and took turns making each other's cards. We usually have a theme and this month, the theme was "Lovely as a Tree". This is the oldest stamp set in the current catalog. I picked it out in my Demonstrator Starter Kit over 12 years ago and it is still a favorite! Almost everyone else in our Card Club group owns this stamp set too, so it was fun to see what everyone else created. (Come back tomorrow and I will share the other samples.)

For my card, I wanted to combine a new classic with an old one. I used the Work of Art stamp set to create a monochromatic brushstroke background on these cards. Here is the first one I designed:
You can't see it well in the photo, but I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the snowy ground beneath the tree. I love the "peace & joy" greeting from the new Giggle Greetings stamp set. This stamp set will be available exclusively to hostesses when the Holiday Catalog starts later this week!
Ultimately, I decided it was a little early for Christmas, so I used up some cardstock I already had cut and picked a different tree and a different brushstroke stamp to create this masculine thank you card.
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Lovely As a Tree stamp set, Work of Art Stamp Set, Petite Pairs stamp set, Giggle Greetings stamp set, Mossy Meadow ink & cardstock, Lost Lagoon ink & cardstocck, Early Espresso ink & cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Linen Thread
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Cindee Wilkinson said...

Love how you used the Work of Art Stamp Set with Lovely as a Tree. It works perfectly.

Lisa Carson said...

Loved both of your cards at card club! I can't wait to get the Work of Art set too!

Carol Carriveau said...

Both cards are wonderful...these are two of my favorite stamp sets as well...and I bought the trees in my first year and continue to love and use it! TFS both concepts!

MarvA1ix said...

I just love these cards, and how you simplified what we have all been doing with chalks, and sponging, and watercoloring for years. Stamp, stamp and you have a beautiful background. Well, thank you mam!!

Crystal Komara said...

Hi Julie, I came across your beautiful card on Pinterest last night thinking it was an entry for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge, but I don't think that was your intention. Anyway, if you get a chance look up the challenge because your card is perfect for the sketch design and I love it! P.S. - I just so happen to be on the Design Team!

Marilyn's Creative Side said...

Thank you Julie, I love your cards and I am going to use them in a class next week!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Julie! Found your beautiful card on Pinterest. I was wondering what colors you used for the Christmas version? Thanks!

Julie Davison said...

Kelly, I don't have your email address to reply directly, so I hope you see this! The Christmas card with Lovely as a Tree here uses the now retired Lost Lagoon. A good substitution would be Marina Mist. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!