Sheltering Tree for Creation Station Blog Hop

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Welcome!  It’s been a while since we hopped and I am sooo ready.  I left for Leadership with some of these ideas already swirling in my head.  So, it was good to play and let them out.  Time to make room for new ideas!

I’ve played with Sheltering Tree and spritzing as my creative contributions to this edition of the Creation Station blog hop.  In the process, I’ve come up with three cards to share and a quick video “how to”.

Sheltering Tree Shaker Card from

There is a tree that I look forward to every Spring.  The blooms are gorgeous and when the petals drop, it looks like a carpet of pink snow.  I used it for my inspiration — though we’re a long way from seeing it bloom yet this year.

The shaker cards in the December Paper Pumpkin kit have had me in the mood for more.  This seemed the perfect idea for the tree.

Sheltering Tree Shaker Card detail from

It’s hard to tell but, I added a blotchy spritz of Soft Sky to the background.  This made for a perfect sky with fluffy clouds.  And, you can just see the first soft green leaves appearing on the tree amidst the cascade of petals.

Card two took a different turn.

Sheltering Tree of Life from

The bare tree had me thinking of the Tree of Life jewelry you see around.  I thought this could make for a great Mother’s Day card or as a way to welcome a new addition to the family.

Sheltering Tree of Life detail from

I used my Blendabilities to color each of the Basic Rhinestones a shade you would find in a birthstone list.  You can color yours to match the colors of the birth months for the members of your family.

And Card 3 zigged an entirely different way.

Shelteriing Tree full tree from

This time I was thinking of the book “The Giving Tree”.  Again, I spritzed a splotchy, blotchy Soft Sky background.  What an effortless way to create a sky!

Sheltering Tree full tree angled from

The technique for creating this filled in tree was demonstrated at Leadership. Take a minute and see how easy it is.

 You can apply the same concept to many of the stamps.  Isn’t that a cool idea?  And easy!  Let’s don’t forget easy.

Supplies for today’s cards can be found below.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my inspiration.  But, there’s more!

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  • Reply
    Bente Stempelt
    October 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Thank you for the lovely inspiration, Sara! I’ve created a fall card on your sketch. The stamp set is so versatile!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      October 7, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Bente ~ I’m so glad you liked the card! I’ll have to check out your Fall version.

  • Reply
    September 3, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this creative idea to use the back of the stamp to create the outline.

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    Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
    February 17, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Such a great trio of cards, Sara! My favorite is the first one. Not only are the colors beautiful, but it’s so fun that you turned it into a shaker card! You really showcased this set well!

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    Mary Alice Bellis
    February 8, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Three beautiful ideas for one of my favorite stamp sets. I like the “mothers tree” best, but I also liked the idea for stamping the full outline of the leaves with the back of the stamp. I wonder how many other stamps I could to that with.
    You have some fun ideas.

  • Reply
    Kathy Kartak
    February 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Sara: Your creations are beautiful! I’m particularly taken with your pink tree. We have a flowering tree in our yard, too, and you’ve captured it perfectly!

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    February 8, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Always creative cards, Sara – but I have to say, the shaker card is my favourite!! I can’t wait to go try this out 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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