Totally Trees Trio

by Joanne James15. September 2016 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a colour combination for you:


This colour combination initially had me stumped as it's not a trio I would necessarily put together. I played around with a few ideas then eventually came up with something using the new Totally Trees set. Here's my card:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Totally Trees - This modern set of trees is right up my street - it's the kind of stamp set that really appeals to me. It's a two step stamp set, with branches and leaves needing to be stamped and aligned separately. Whilst I used both stamps together to decorate my envelope, for my card I stamped the tree trunks in Soft Suede on a piece of Very Vanilla, then stamped them again onto Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon cardstock. I then punched out tree tops using my 1 3/8" circle punch and popped them onto dimensionals.

Moroccan Border - I used a piece of Delightful Dijon patterned paper from the Moroccan DSP pack to border my central horizontal panel. Whilst there isn't much it showing, it adds a subtle pattern and interest to the mat, which is then mounted on a further mat of Emerald Envy. I also used a piece of the green and mustard washi tape from the Moroccan pack to decorate the inside of my card. 

Any Colour Embossing - Lastly, in order to allow my sentiment to stand out, I stamped it in Soft Suede then immediately heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This does darken it a little and the glossy finish helps it stand out more. In case you're wondering which stamp set I took my sentiment from - it's one of the ones that comes with the Watercolour Wishes card kit. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Do visit the other Design Team members to see what they did with this week's colours; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Tracy May
Tracy MayUnited Kingdom
9/15/2016 9:26:04 AM #

I love your card Joanne. We had the same idea using Totally Trees for this colour combination and came up with totally different cards! I love the dimension on your trees - great idea!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/15/2016 12:17:41 PM #

Oh, this is such a great CAS card....this set has SO many possibilities!


Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
9/15/2016 5:08:00 PM #

Simple and elegant card! It's perfect for the all occasion note card.


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
9/15/2016 6:09:36 PM #

Cute! I love the punched circles for the tree tops. The embossed  sentiment is such a nice touch too!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
9/17/2016 1:30:06 PM #

Super cute!  I have those trees and haven't used them yet, but this sample has gotten me excited to get it out!  So easy and cute!  


Sharon Burkert
Sharon BurkertUnited States
9/19/2016 6:47:09 PM #

Great way to use the color combination.  I now think I need to get the trees set.  Love your simple and clean design


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
9/21/2016 12:29:31 PM #

Ugh!  I didn't think I needed this stamp set, but I love all the variety I'm seeing with it!  Wonderful little details on your card that just MAKE it a wow!  Great job with the color challenge!  


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