Welcome to Create with Connie and Mary’s second Creatively Simple Challenge! Each month Mary and I will pick a theme…this month it is “Thinking of You” and we each create a simple card every week using that theme!
I used Stampin’ Up!’s Beauty of Friendship Stamp set for today’s card. The leaves in Ohio just have a tinge of color to them. One of the trees that I love are the bright yellow aspens! They are beautiful…especially when you find a grove of them! This card was super simple!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Bumblebee cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
- The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic White was stamped with the tree trunk from Beauty of Friendship in Early Espresso and the two tree topper stamps…outline and detail…with Bumblebee Ink. I stamped full strength and then stamped off for each stamp, giving it a nice feathering look. The ground was stamped the same way with Bumblebee Ink.
- A 1 x 5-1/4 strip of Blackberry Beauty Designer Paper was added down the right side and some Gold Shimmer Ribbon was added to hide the seam and adhered in the back.
- Thinking of You from Beauty of Friendship was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Bumblebee cardstock, then cut with the Frightful Tags Die. (I love this shape of tag die…so perfect for so many greetings!) It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To make this card even easier and without using the Cut & Emboss, you could just use a strip of paper and cut the end at an angle. Make sure to check out what Mary did this week for her “Thinking of You” Creatively Simple card over on Create with Connie and Mary! Stay tune next week for another Creatively Simple card!
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