Do you have a stamp set that you just never get tired of? Here's one for me - Lovely as a Tree. Every year, there are long discussions among demonstrators on whether or not Stampin' Up! will retire this stamp set and every year it is still there. I cannot imagine the uproar when they do decide to retire it. I used daubers and ink to color the tree on this card and I think it turned out beautifully. I certainly cannot wait until the fall colors start to show themselves around here. Fall colors equals cooler temperatures and I am getting tired of 90 degree plus days.
I then stamped the oak tree on Very Vanilla cardstock and used the smaller Labels Collection die to cut it out. I then used daubers in Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke inks to color the tree. I used Soft Suede and a blender pen to color the tree trunk. Finally, I stamped the oak leaves on Very Vanilla, colored it with the daubers and covered it with Crystal Effects. Once dry, I attached it to the card. The final step was to add tiny pearls to the sentiment. Phew, did you follow all that?