Monday, September 2, 2013

Lovely as a Tree for Paper Players #161

Hello there! I'm here (a wee bit late) with my card for the Paper Players challenge this week. The always awesome Sandy Mathis is our hostess this week with a Fall Theme Challenge. As it is currently, 100 degrees here in South Texas, I am very much in the mood for fall to arrive...SOON! It's just too hot! 

For my card, I pulled out the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. This is one of those stamp sets that it took me forever to finally break down and purchase but I'm SO glad I did. I decided to ink up the trees with my Stampin' Write Markers to make them look "fall-ish". Here is the funny part, I stamped the image ONCE and really liked how it came out. Yup, one try. That is virtually unheard of for me. I usually have to stamp 3 or 4 times before I am happy with the results. I know I'm not the only one out there who does that! Haha! 
I used the Sweater Weather DSP again which I know has Tangerine Tango in it...and I used a Cajun Craze marker and the Candy Dots Accents. *Gasp!* I just liked the way it looked, even if technically they aren't the same color. I sponged around the edges to rough it up a bit and added some texture from two different ribbons. All of the supplies I used are listed below. 
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, September 6th, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.   

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Truly Grateful (sentiment) and Hey There (background "splotches") 
Paper: Sweater Weather DSP, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock 
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake Classic Ink
Stampin' Write Markers: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and So Saffron
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Naturals Buttons, Hemp Twine, Sponge Daubers, Word Window Punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals and Regals Candy Dots


  1. HI Anne Marie! This is so pretty! I just bought Lovely as a Tree a few months there are a few of us hold-outs! lol I just may be casing this for my October class, I know the ladies in my class all have this set!

  2. So lovely Anne Marie! That pp is so pretty.

  3. Anne, I've had this set since 1999 and have never tipped the branches in a color. LOVE the way it looks. Thanks for the new inspiration on an old (but favorite) stamp set.

  4. I held out for a long while buying Lovely as a Tree but it's just one of those must-have sets. Love what you did with it here, Anne Marie. All the different colors from the markets are just gorgeous, and I love all your embellishments. Super card!

  5. How pretty to add the "leaves" like this on your lineup of fall trees! Just delightful and clever! Hope your weather turns a bit more fallish SOON! Hang in there! It's actually a bit cooler for us today, so there is hope!

  6. Super card! Love the different way you did this one. Color blending choices are great.

  7. What a beautiful card! I just love how the trees turned out and the 'cozy' DSP you chose for the background.

  8. AM, this is such a pretty card full of perfect details. Love the sponging, the texture, the colors and the paper! Love it all! Big hugs!

  9. One and done....way to go! This is beautiful!

  10. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love the color choices. The sponging adds such a nice "fall feel" touch!

  11. Terrific card! I love the button anchoring the center of your bow and the colors are fantastic. Very pretty!


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Anne Marie