Today I wanted to get back into a classic set from the Annual Catalog. Lovely As a Tree is one of Stampin’ Up!’s longest running and best selling stamp sets. This beautiful set features a variety of trees and small accent stamps, and can be used for just about any occasion!
I fussy cut the small pine cone and pine branch stamps to accent my layered sentiment, and used a glue dot to hold it together. Then tied some linen thread around the layered pieces for added interest.
To make the scene cohesive and look like one long stamp, I used my Stampin’ Write marker in Basic Gray to mimic the lines of the stamps and connect the hills under the trees. You can’t even tell it isn’t a connecting image!
For the little bird and the sentiment, I used the Sitting Here stamp set. I love using layers on my cards, and think that this double layer with the sentiment raised is a nice touch to add dimension to the card.
Old Olive Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Gray Mat #1: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Very Vanilla Mat #2: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Basic Gray Sentiment Mat #1: 1″ x 3-3/4″
Old Olive Sentiment Mat #2: 3/4″ x 3-1/2″
Very Vanilla Sentiment Mat #3: 1/2″ x 3-1/4″
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