This month's class focused on the Sheltering Tree stamp set. This is one of my absolute favorite sets in the Occasions Mini catalog this spring. There are just so many possibilities for it- no matter what time of year.
For the fall card I started with a wooden looking base using the Woodgrain Texture Folder. To make the pattern really pop I lightly rubbed a sponge with chocolate ink on it across the impression. I love the dimension it gives to the background.
Remember the small spotted stamp I used as flowers last week? Well this week it works perfectly to make the tree look like it just has a couple of leaves left on it :) And of course there needs to be a bunch of leaves that have fallen off and are scattered on the ground. Win win again for the multi-use images in this stamp set!
To finish this card off I gave all the white edges a distressed look using a sponge and some chocolate ink. I also added a little shape to my word banner by sticking the ends into the Modern Label Punch. Last, but not least, I added some of the pumpkin cotton ribbon. Have you tried this style of ribbon yet? I LOVE it so MUCH! It is so soft and easy to work with- you have to give it a try if you have not played with it yet :)
Flutterby again soon!