Lovely As A Tree : Enjoy Fall Foliage

Lovely As A Tree is One of the Easiest to use stamp sets in the entire Stampin’ Up! lineup of products.  It never fails to create great results. That is probably why it has been around for so long.

This is the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  Isn’t it fantastic?!

Today, as the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to change colors in Western Pennsylvania, I am reminded to enjoy the beauty  bestowed upon us.   Plus, remembering the beauty of nature makes it easier when I have to get all those leaves out of my yard!

At least enjoying this Lovely As A Tree Fall Foliage card you & I (or a hired lawn care professional) never have to break out a rake, lawn mower, or leaf blower. We can just enjoy the beauty.

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Don’t you love the many colors of changing leaves?  It is easily achieved on this Lovely As A Tree stamp by using various markers to randomly color the focal image and using the exhale of your breath to add moisture back to any ink that has dried on the rubber stamp before taking stamp to paper.

Creating a focal point for the large colorful tree was easy by using various Layering Oval Framelits and graduating them. The Whisper White card stock layer had the largest oval removed, followed by a smaller Old Olive oval, & the Soft Suede was the smallest oval of the three colors I used.  It was easy centering the tree in the ovals as it is stamped on the Whisper White oval I cut out  and is mounted on a larger Soft Suede scalloped oval to the interior of the card leaving a small section for a stamped & written message.

The addition of Gold Metallic Thread was added to the banner sentiment and the Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush adds even more interest to the already colorful leaves.  Here is a better picture of that sparkle:

su-lovely-as-a-tree-wink-of-stella If you have never had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the USA’s East Coast Fall Foliage, I encourage you to do so at some point in your life. It, as this stamp set claims, is Lovely. Catch a well forested area in the peak of the autumn foliage season and it will take your breath away.  I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to watch this unfold in my own backyard.  Leaves fluttering to the ground like raindrops really is an amazing site.  Shh…just don’t remind me what comes after they’ve fallen.

As always, should you want to pick up any of the great Stampin’ Up! products, such as the ones shown above, I’d be thrilled if you’d choose me as your demonstrator. Click HERE to be taken to my site , & thank you!

Until next time…

-Joanne