Have I told you that Sheltering Tree is my favorite stamp set in the Occasions Catalog?  Yes it is.  What about you – do you have a favorite set?  There are many that I like and many that I bought but if I had to pick just one that would be it.  At leadership I participated in several swaps including 2 card swaps and this was the card I made for one of them.

sheltering-tree-swapAnd if you asked me what my new favorite accessory was from the Occasions Catalog it would probably be the Cotton Twine – it is so soft!  I just want to touch it and hold it!  I used the Soft Sky Twine on this card.

I call it a window card because I cut an Oval window out of the front layer of the card and the tree is stamped on a Whisper White layer that peeks through underneath.  I used Early Espresso, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake.

I do have just a little secret to tell about this card – I made about 25 or so of them and about the time I got to the very last one and finished stamping the Crumb Cake ground piece on each one – that was when I realized I mounted my stamp backwards on my block!  Oops – no wonder my image wasn’t looking the same as the one in the catalog I was using the back of the stamp!  But I decided to leave them like they were since I was finished stamping.  But it made me think if I had a reason to have a “shadow” of the image I just stamped behind it – I could just turn over and stamp the back of the stamp in a really light shade of ink over the correct image.  What do you think?  An idea to try out maybe.

sheltering-tree-swap2I stepped up this card by adding the piercing around the oval and then the two little butterflies cut from Dazzling Details Glimmer paper.  I hope you love this card as much as I do.

If you are interested I have the Stamps In the Mail class featuring this stamp set and a Desktop Calendar Tutorial available and if you have the stamp set and want to order just the tutorial you can do that too – visit my Tutorials page – there is a link at the top of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by – have a great day!