I have been having a ton of fun in my stamp room the last few days!!! I wish I were a night person.....I could really have some fun in there :)
This week for Blogger's Challenge we were to create with brown, sage and choice of neutrals. I really like sage but don't use it very often. It isn't my "go to" color...but when I use it, I really like it. I need to use it more :)
I immediately thought of "trees" when I pulled out the colors. Trees.....I could use my beloved lovely as a tree.....I could use my brand spankin' new trendy trees.....I could use my new love - thoughts and prayers......hmmmm......
Thoughts and prayers slid off my desk onto my foot.....there's your sign.....LOL!!!
The base is kraft. The sage shadow panel is stamped with sanded background in chocolate chip - is there anyone out there that hasn't bought this stamp yet????? If you don't have it...you gotta get it....it better never retire.....please :) I inked the leaves with the sage shadow stampin write marker and then "thumped" the leaves with always artichoke ( I know...not in the color scheme...but I used such a tiny bit....). I then traced the branches and trunk with the chocolate chip stampin write marker. That was stamped onto confetti cream. I matted it with a top note die that I cut with my big shot. I put two 5/16th inch chocolate chip brads in the upper corner. Before adhering that panel down onto the card with stampin dimensionals, I tied a piece of stitched chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon around the card front. I then stitched a latte button to the knot with linen thread. My sentiment is also from thoughts and prayers. I stamped it onto confetti cream and punched it with the curly label punch. I cut the sage shadow curly label free hand to create a mat.
I will give you a closer look at my tree....when I stamped it and pulled the stamp off...I even gasped...and I don't do that very often...LOL!!!!
Here is a peek at the inside...pretty straight forward. I didn't stamp the inside...there are so many reasons that you might be praying for someone.
What do you think? I would love to read your thoughts.....Happy stampin'!