March 30, 2015

A Sweet Thanks

Hi there! Today I'm playing along with this pretty inspiration challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room! isn't this picture just lovely?

Here are the DEEtails:

I knew right away that I wanted to play with the bike and tree image from Sheltering Tree. I hestitated in getting this set for a couple of reasons... First is that I have a LOT of tree stamps! The second reason was that I felt like a lot of cards I was seeing with this set looked really similar. However, the more and more I saw card samples, I realized that I really liked them all and finally decided to get the set regardless of my ever growing collection of tree stamps. And I'm so glad, because this set is lots of fun. I started with stamping the "grass" in Pistachio Pudding, which is really just a nice artistic swoop.  Next up was the tree, which I stamped in Baked Brown Sugar. The flowers were stamped in VersaMark ink and I sprinkled both white and Blushing Bride embossing powders over it. I probably wouldn't recommend making it look like there is a stripe of white blossoms on the tree, but obviously I haven't mastered this technique yet - hehe! I heat embossed the tree, then stamped the bike pieces in VersaMark and embossed it in Smoky Slate and white. I trimmed down my tree to fit on a cute chevron background from Watercolor Wonder. Then I layered on a piece of Wood sheet, die cut with the Tasteful Trim Die. I added a cute banner punched out of that lovely patterned Vellum from Papertrey and hung with Whisper White Baker's Twine. Then I added some Cotton Ribbon in Blushing Bride along with the sentiment, die cut from the Scripty Words Die Set from YNS. What do you think?

Paper: Blushing Bride Cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock, Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper Collection (Papertrey Ink), Texture Cuts Wood Sheets, Watercolor Wonder
Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, VersaMark
Embellishments: Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Blushing Bride Stampin' Emboss Powder, Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Wood Sheet
Tools: Banner Punch, heat tool, Scripty Words Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Tasteful Trim Die


  1. This is simply beautiful, Nina, and a perfect take on the inspiration photo! Love that gorgeous scene, and the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

  2. So bright, fresh and fun, Nina! Thanks for sharing your work in the Tea Room this week :)