Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree Yields a Golden Silhouette

Happy Saturday, y’all!  The weekend looms large and spreads with such promise on Saturday morning, doesn’t it?? I hope that you have plans to do something fun!  This post is short today – that’s how easy this card is to make…

You might recall a few posts back my card was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch #132 challenge.  The one that looked like this:

CTS Sketch 132

And I’d planned to use my Lovely as a Tree set.  But instead, my card became this:

Just For You CTS 132 Outside 4 watermarked

Well, I warned you that I’d probably reprise that sketch, but stick to my guns and use the Lovely as a Tree.  So here it is.  Take a look-see:

Golden Trees CTS 132

Obviously, I took a little artistic license with the sketch, right? 🙂

I started by inking the Lovely as a Tree stamp in Versamark and stamping a piece Night of Navy card stock.  I sprinkled Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder on it (oh – I definitely DID use my Embossing Buddy FIRST – with this much detail that was critical!) and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.  Then I mounted that on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I considered using a piece of Gold Foil paper, but 1) I decided that would REALLY make it too Christmas-y for me and 2) well, I didn’t HAVE any Gold Foil sheets! 😉  So, white it was.

Golden Trees Outside 2 CTS 132 Watermarked

My sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes – man, I just keep going back to that set! – again heat embossed in Gold.  I snipped the ends to make the banner, and layered it on a very-slightly-bigger piece of Whisper White.  I adhered it to the art piece with SNAIL.

For the embellishment, I used one of the Antique Brads.  But, I didn’t want “antique” I wanted “gold”.  So, I smooshed the brad in my Versamark pad, dunked it in the pot of Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder, shook off the extra and heated it up.  And lookee-lookee:  a GOLD embellishment!

Golden Trees closeup CTS 132 Watermarked

I used my stylus to poke a hole in the art piece and attached the newly-golden brad.  Then I adhered the whole layered piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that did the card front – very quick. Very clean.

For the inside, I heat embossed a few more of the trees.  This is the same Lovely as a Tree stamp that I used on the front, only I only stamped a few trees from each side onto my Whisper White liner.

Golden Trees CTS 132 Inside watermarked

Et Voila! The card was done – easy peasy!  I really love this color combo – Blue and Gold is always beautiful and classic.  And the white makes everything pop, I think.  And, now that I think on it a bit, a set of these would be a great Christmas Gift – as Christmas Thank You notes!  With the Gold Foil instead of Whisper White, perhaps? 🙂

See below for all the card cuts and products used in this card.

Thanks for stopping by – see you tomorrow!



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Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″);  2 1/2″ x 3″ (art piece); ~5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)

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138706: Hey, Girl Photopolymer Stamp Set

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2 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree Yields a Golden Silhouette

  1. This turned out beautifully Mary! Love your gold embellishment and the simple layering. Fantastic card! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Amy. Just makes Lovely as a Tree even better. It can go full on rustic or full on elegant! 😏

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