Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Natural Beauty & Lovely as a Tree Card



Hi there! Here I am again using another retired stamp. I'm so sorry, but I really love this set, it's an oldie, but a goodie!!! All products are Stampin Up, with the exception of the "with sympathy" stamp, that I got at Micahels 1.50 bin. I started out with Handsome Hunter for my card base, and stamped the Weathered background in the same HH color. The next layer is Creamy Caramel, followed with a layer of Very Vanilla, which I added an antiqued silver brad in each corner. I stamped the retired background stamp, Fine Lace, and also the ferns, in Handsome Hunter. Then, I added a large oval in Close to Cocoa. I then made a little smaller oval and stamped Lovely as a Tree in Close to Cocoa, I stamped my sentiments in Chocolate Chip.

Next, I watercolored the bird and branch, as well as the butterfly with my Aqua Brush and Watercolor Crayons. I love using them!! Andddddddd wa-laaaaaaaaa!!! A finished card!!

I like the way this came out. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it. I'm always interested in your opinion and thoughts. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you taking the time. Take care and I hope you get a chance to stamp today.

Stampin hugs,

7 comments:

Pam said...

That is truly a lovely card! I like it a lot ... especially how you used the bird on a branch w/the trees .... really nice.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Ret!! What a truly gorgeous card you've created with this scenery!! Very lovely!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a beautiful card. Your eye for detail is amazing. I really like the double stamping for the background using the lacy background stamp and the fern in a darker color. The coloring on the butterfly is gorgeous and you must have a lot of patience to cut out the bird and branch. I am sure the recipient will be comforted by the love that went in the card.
Nance in Reno

Shar said...

Wow! So many fantastic things to look at on this card! I love the background, the way you did the trees and the bird and butterfly! All senstional.

Cheryl said...

Ret this is beautiful! I am in need of a sympathy card and my CASE this. If you get the chance stop over to my blog as I have some candy up for grabs.

Handcrafted By Dawn said...

Beautiful card, Ret! I love the blending of 2 different stamp sets on one card.

Beth said...

This is my absolute favorite of your gorgeous cards it is beautiful GF and I love all the detail going on here. You sure have been busy my friend.
Hugs