sheltering tree, inkstampandscrapPhrases like “thinking of you” and an easy-to-use set of images makes Sheltering Tree one of my top go-to stamp sets.  You can make a cute card using this set on just a single piece of neutral card stock and a few coordinating ink pads.

When I constructed this card and then took a look I realized it's jam-packed with my favorites.  The Lace Tea Doily pieces in my scrap bin were the inspiration for this card.  The greeting on this card is just the right size to tuck it behind – then I decided on the subtle colors.  When you're “thinking of you” it's usually a more calm feeling and these colors convey calm and caring (to me).  Then just grab a great green – you know how much I love Pear Pizzaz and a great brown for the tree trunk.  My favorite brown is Early Espresso.

My first pass at this card put the Whisper White layer on the Pink Pirouette.  The card was pretty, but nothing really popped out.  Once the Early Espresso framed the top layer the tree just came to life.  That little 1/8″ frame made all the difference.

For this card I coordinated the inside and out by putting another layer of Early Espresso and Whisper White on the inside.

The banner shape of the layered phrase started with the Banner Punch.  After stamping “thinking of you” and punching the end with the Banner Punch I layered it on Pink Pirouette that was 1/8″ wider on the three sides and about a 1/2″ longer on the right side.  Then I used Paper Snips to match the angle of the Whisper White layer.

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