Sunday, April 16, 2017

Long Live Lovely as a Tree!

This morning's Easter sunrise was absolutely glorious, and it inspired me to make this card. Our trees aren't fully leafed out yet, so it looked something like this.

As I am sure some of you have noticed by now, Lovely as a Tree is being carried over again! I think that makes something like twelve years it's been around. It is certainly the one of longest-lived Stampin' Up! stamp sets that I know of, along with Teeny Tiny Wishes. And rightfully so! My own sets of those two are old enough that they were before the clear mount option was available, so mine are wood mount. Of course, they are available in either configuration now.

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! We worked in the garden until the rain started, then scurried onto the porch. Well, scurried may be a bit of an exaggeration; it was more like a fast shuffle, haha.

Smiley from Millan.Net


  1. Your Card Is so pretty, I Love that stamp Set. My set Is old to and would never get rid of it.I had heard before that It's the one stamp set that they would never retire.
    I sat on my front porch this morning and watched the Easter sunrise. It was so pretty.
    Glad I stopped by. Happy Easter to You.

  2. Cindy..This card is so gorgeous!! Do you mind giving directions for your beautiful background inking? Thank you, so very much, sweet lady!��

    1. Hi Susie! After stamping the trees on the card, I stamped them again on a sticky note and cut along the ground to use as a mask. I sponged the sky by dabbing the sponge on the ink pad, then tapping it on some scratch paper before "buffing" the color on the card. I always start on the mask and work onto the cardstock to try to prevent streaks. It's okay to start lightly.... you can ALWAYS add more color, but you can't take it off if it's too dark!

  3. Great!! Thank you so much, Cindy!! I never would have figured it out on my own. What a slick method!! Love you!!


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