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August 2016

Please don't let this one pass you by

So the wind is different, Fall is just around the corner which is my FAVORITE season!  Pumpkin Spice, crisp fall leaves and the smell of harvest in the air.  How about you?  What's your favorite season?  The only problem is Fall in Minnesota never lasts long enough so we need to take in every single minute that it is here!  :) 

I have been busy playing with the beautiful stamp set call Thoughtful Branches, you know me and trees....I just love them!

All 3 together

I was out cruising on Pinterest and found some amazing work by Marelle Taylor.  I fell in love with her green card for the simplicity but felt it needed just a little more so I added the embossing on my version:

Green

This card could be changed for Birthdays, Thanks You or a Just Because card.  Sometime I find my most favorite creations are the ones with simple and clean designs that took little effort, would you agree?  Here is a closer look at the Fall version from the stamp set:

Golden autumn

The leaves of the tree are created by adding ink to my stamp, then spritz the stamp with water and  stamping on watercolor paper.  This technique will give a watercolor painting look without having to be an artist.  Don't you love what the gold foil Acetate gives the card?!??  Another piece of texture and a burlap knot to finish.  Here is one last design:

Blessed tree

This one was using the front AND the back view of the Foil Designer Acetate.  Leave it to Stampin Up! to give us gold AND silver in the same package of DSP!  I also used a new greeting stamp set from the NEW Holiday Catalog called Paisleys & Posies.  Have you seen the new Holiday Catty?!?!  It is gorgeous and have preordered 3 different times from it already!!!  LOL  If you need a copy of your own, please let me know and I will get you a copy.

I hope this inspires you to purchase the Thoughtful Branches stamp set or the Beautiful Branches Thinlits to make your own masterpieces featuring these beautiful trees!  Go ahead and get the bundle and have twice the fun!  (You know you deserve it!)  Remember, this bundle is only available till August 31st so time is ticking.  Don't let it pass you by!

Have a great day stampers!

Deseree

 


It's time to reflect...

So I have seen these types of cards for years and always wonder..."how did they do that?".  Well I finally found a great video demonstrating the "Reflection Technique" to get started, but learned some helpful hints along the way so here is what I made:

Lovely trees

This was so easy and love that I can use my favorite stamp set, Lovely as a Tree!  This look can be easily attained with your favorite stamp set, a window sheet, a little bit of ink and a sponge or two.  Would you like to know how?  Here we go!

 

What do you think?  Easy? I had so much fun learning this technique that I had a meeting with my team the Krumm Cakes, and look how they did with this technique:

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I was so proud of the work they did, can you tell that one of the cards above was one of my team members FIRST CARD FROM START TO FINISH all by herself?!?!?  Yes - no lie and so beautiful!  (Can you tell I am very proud of my team?!?!?)  Here is another view of some samples I created because I just had to try a Fall version:

Trees with fall

I hope you love the video and samples - I had fun making them!  If you sit down and take a chance on this fun technique, please send me what you came up with - I love seeing people creating!  If you have any questions along the way, please ask, I love to help! 

Until next time - have fun stampin!!

Deseree