Have I told you that Sheltering Tree is my favorite stamp set in the Occasions Catalog? Yes it is. What about you – do you have a favorite set? There are many that I like and many that I bought but if I had to pick just one that would be it. At leadership I participated in several swaps including 2 card swaps and this was the card I made for one of them.
And if you asked me what my new favorite accessory was from the Occasions Catalog it would probably be the Cotton Twine – it is so soft! I just want to touch it and hold it! I used the Soft Sky Twine on this card.
I call it a window card because I cut an Oval window out of the front layer of the card and the tree is stamped on a Whisper White layer that peeks through underneath. I used Early Espresso, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake.
I do have just a little secret to tell about this card – I made about 25 or so of them and about the time I got to the very last one and finished stamping the Crumb Cake ground piece on each one – that was when I realized I mounted my stamp backwards on my block! Oops – no wonder my image wasn’t looking the same as the one in the catalog I was using the back of the stamp! But I decided to leave them like they were since I was finished stamping. But it made me think if I had a reason to have a “shadow” of the image I just stamped behind it – I could just turn over and stamp the back of the stamp in a really light shade of ink over the correct image. What do you think? An idea to try out maybe.
If you are interested I have the Stamps In the Mail class featuring this stamp set and a Desktop Calendar Tutorial available and if you have the stamp set and want to order just the tutorial you can do that too – visit my Tutorials page – there is a link at the top of my blog.
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