Today I wanted to share with you a card set that I made for a friend's birthday. She has a set of four wine glasses, each one painted with a tree in the four different seasons. Of course when I saw the Sheltering Tree stamp set, I knew that I had to make a set of coordinating cards for her.
I used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder on all four of the Baked Brown Sugar card bases.
Every year in the spring, I see trees full of beautiful pink blossoms. I wanted to capture that on the card so I used Blushing Bride for the tree leaves, the flowers, and the card stock layer behind the white panel.
For the inside of the Spring card, I stamped the floral image from the Mother's Love stamp set. I inked the image with my Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz markers so the flowers and the stem would be two different colors.
Summer is always beautiful and green so I used mostly Pear Pizzazz on this card. I wanted to add a pop of color to the card so I stamped the bicycle in Marina Mist ink.
For the inside of the Summer card I stamped the butterfly from the Build a Bouquet stamp set in Marina Mist ink to tie in the color with the front.
I *love* the colors of fall. I stamped the leaves and the grass/pile of leaves in Pumpkin Pie ink. I wanted to add some more fall colors so I stamped some leaves in Cajun Craze ink as well. I think this was my favorite card of the four.
For the inside of the Fall card I stamped the wheat (?) image from the For All Things stamp set in Hello Honey ink.
Of course I had to leave the tree barren in the winter. I covered the ground in Pool Party ink so it looks like it's snow. I also took the polka dot image (they're really flowers) and lightly stamped them around the tree so it looks like it's snowing. After I finished stamping this card and went to put the polka dot image away, I realized that there actually is a snowflake image in the set. Doh!
For the inside of the Winter card, I stamped snowflakes from the Letterpress Winter stamp set in Pool Party ink.
I took all of the images that I used on the inside of the cards and also stamped them on the envelopes so they all coordinated. I didn't get a photo of the envelopes or of all four cards together before I gave them away. She was very pleased with the gift so that made me happy.
This is a great stamp set to work with. It can be used for so many different holidays and occasions. If you don't have it, consider adding it to your collection. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Build a Bouquet, Mother's Love, For All Things, Letterpress Winter
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar, Marina Mist, Hello Honey
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder