Tuesday 10 February 2015

Heartwarming valentine with Sheltering Tree from Stampin' Up

I'm spreading more love today with another stamp set I adore from the Stampin' Up spring/summer catalogue, Sheltering Tree. It just goes to show you can make an 'I love you' kind of card from all sorts of stamp sets! Come and see:

Sticky notes were used here to mask off two sides of a square. I sponged Blushing Bride ink in the area, letting the ink fade out gradually on the unmasked sides of the 'square'. While the mask was still in place, I stamped the tree from Sheltering Sky, first in Smoky Slate and then again in Basic Grey, adding a bit of detail with a Smoky Slate marker.

The sentiment is so lovely isn't it?! It was stamped in Basic Grey and sequins from the In Colour Sequin Assortment scattered over the panel. I mounted the panel on a piece of Blushing Bride card stock and framed it with piercing - so easy to do with the Essentials piercing templates, tool and mat.

The inspiration for this card came from Less is More which is celebrating its fourth birthday this week with a Pink and Grey colour challenge. I'm a huge fan of Less is More which is home to the friendliest bunch of crafters in the world! Sending birthday mwahs to founders Chrissie and Mandi and all the design team past and present that have made Less is More such a great challenge :)

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I haven't shared any of my husband's hilarities recently have I? How about this one, while my youngest son and I were watching television:
OH: He's always on telly isn't he!
Me: Who is?
OH: Graham Cumberbatch.
Me: Graham Cumberbatch?
OH: It's not Graham is it? Er... Mark? No - Jimmy Cumberbatch!
Me: Oops, my sides have split!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Wonderful card. Love the soft pink fading out.

  2. Two gorgeous cards Vicky lovely stamp set


  3. Fantastic inky card with a lovely sentiment. xxx

  4. This is a beautiful card Vicky, such a pretty image and lovely sentiment.

  5. Fabulous card Vicky... Love the colours you have used...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Whose Jimmy Cuberpatch... I mean Cumberbatch??? We Haven't a telly... But what a funny name... No wonder your hubby got mixed up....
    Hugs Sylviexx

  7. What a beautiful card, I love the way the soft pink of the background fades out to the edges

    Jackie x

  8. A beautiful card Vicky. love the stamp. Carol x

  9. Oh WOW! Vicky this is fabulous. A super duper design and stamp, CAS perfection and a totally yummy scene.
    Thanks for playing along with our 4th birthday challenge this week
    Less is More

  10. Another beautiful card, Vicky. Stunning!

  11. Lovely card Vicky, great design. I love the 2 sharp inked edges.
    Val x

  12. You say the nicest things Vicky... thank you so much... and for all the fabulous inspirational cards you have submitted to our challenges!
    This is yet another stunner!
    Thanks so much for joining our birthday challenge!
    "Less is More"

  13. love what you did with the tree, love the pink and gray


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