Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sheltering Tree Friendship Swing

You already know I love stamp sets that are versatile.  Well, here is another one!  Sheltering Tree stamp set has "a tree for all seasons" with a swing, leaves and a rake, bicycle, flowers - even snow!  One hint, the bicycle frame is a separate stamp so that you can make your bicycle any color you want.  But, don't forget it when you stamp your design!  The "splotch" works well as ground, grass or sky.  You can probably find even more uses for the pieces.

I love a bargain!  So I want to share them with you.  I want to use the Large Scallop Edgelit and the Essentials paper piercing template while they are on sale at Stampin' Up!.

The Crisp Cantaloup Thick Baker's Twine and In Color Stampin' Write Markers are on sale, too.   Hurry before these items are no longer available.  They retire on June 2, 2015.  There are many retiring items discounted now.  See all of them here.

Dimensions are:
Marina Mist card stock base = 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".
Whisper White card Stock for design = 5 1/4" x 3 7/8" and inside = 5 1/4" x 4".

With Marina Mist card stock oriented landscape and opened flat, align the Large Scallop Edgelit near the right edge of the card stock.  Use the Big Shot and cut the right front edge of the Marina Mist card stock.  Align the Essential paper piercing template and pierce along the scalloped edge.  With the Big Shot, cut the right edge of the smaller piece of Whisper White card stock with the same edgelit.  Align the same template and pierce the edge of the Whisper White card stock..   

With the scalloped edge to the right, stamp the tree trunk with Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad in the middle of the scalloped Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the leaves with Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad ink.  Ink the leaves with  Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad; then using a Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker, over mark about 10% of the leaves in a scattered fashion.  Huff on the stamped leaves to reactive the ink and stamp the leaves slightly offset from the already stamped leaves.  Double stamping gives the leaves more depth.

Stamp the swing on a bottom branch.  I used Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker for the rope and Early Espresso marker for the seat of the swing.
Stamp the sky with Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad ink on the "splotch" stamp.  Stamp off without adding more ink slightly higher but so that they overlap.  Clean the "splotch" and stamp under the tree with Pear Pizzazz ink and then Old Olive ink.  Overlap the "grass" colors.

If desired, stamp a greeting under the tree with any of the ink pads mentioned above.

To adhere the stamped card stock to the Marina Mist card base, you should have about as much space showing to the left and right of the piercing on the scalloped area of the Marina Mist card base.  Glue into place.

Tie a length of Crisp Cantaloupe twine around the left edge of the card.  TIP:  To stabilize your twine, use a 1/16th inch hand held punch, make a groove top and bottom of the card front 1/4 inch in from the left fold.  Position the punch to only cut half of the circle.

Stamp a greeting onto the larger piece of  Whisper White card stock with Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad.  Adhere to the inside of the card.

Below are the Stampin' Up! products I used.  Several are on sale until June 2. 2015 or until supplies are gone.  See here.

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