Remember this stamp set? Sheltering Tree!  I LOVE this set.. I couldn't stop using it when it first debuted in the Occasions Stampin Up! catalog a couple years ago!!

I decided to try a Fall card with this set and I love how it turned out!  The background is easy!  Create this sunset look by lightly brayering ink using the Stampin' UP! Sponge Brayer with Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight ink! Let the 2 colors blend in the middle!


Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree fall sunset card created with Sponge Brayer background by Patty Bennett


I stamped the leaves of the tree in several colors: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie. I just kept adding layers of stamped leaves until I was happy with the effect.  The ground stamp is also in this stamp set and I stamped it over and over in Cajun Craze ink.

I think the tree trunk is kind of the key to this card… rather than have the trunk and branches all one dark color, I inked the whole stamp in Early Espresso, then lightly stamped ink off the branch portion on my grid sheet, then stamped the whole stamp on my Whisper White cardfront.  That way the branches appear to be mixed in among the leaves and not so dark like the branches are on top.   Hope that makes sense?

Sheltering Tree stamp set is found on page 96 in the annual 2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog,  #137163.

If you are wondering about the pretty watercolored leaves, WATCH THE VIDEO HERE to see how I created those!


Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree fall sunset card created with Sponge Brayer background by Patty Bennett


The "Thoughts for you" greeting is found in the Best Birds stamp set, pg 53 of the 2016 Annual catalog.  I added a Cajun Craze enamel heart to the greeting to express some extra love to the recipient, punched the end with the Banner Triple punch and mounted it onto my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Handy Sheltering Tree links for you:

CLICK HERE to see one of my favorite posts using this set!

CLICK HERE to see tips on stamping the Sheltering Tree stamp set.



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