Lovely as a Snowy Tree

Lovely as a snowy tree…

side view of foldsI absolutely love this card!

I got the inspiration for this card in Chicago this past weekend from a card that I received from Mary Robin Nowack and this is one of the cards that will be featured at my ‘Stamp a Stack’ of stuff tomorrow evening (repeated Friday morning)!  See my online Calendar for all the information… Mary’s card was done with Vanilla crafter’s ink and Vanilla coordinating cardstock but of course… whdetail of ’snow’ere is my Vanilla pad??!!!(grrrr…).  The green is Always Artichoke and while I used Basic Brown ink, I used Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Of course my perennial favorite ‘Lovely as a Tree’ is the main set. Anyhow,  I made do with white crafter’s ink which is more ‘snowy’ looking, so I added the tiny ‘crescents’ of white on the branches of the tree with the edge of the sponge dauber (okay, okay… so I dropped the dauber the first time and it looked like snow on a branch LOL!). So, while Thomas Kinkade (the artist "painter of light") won’t be getting nervous about competition, I was pleased with the result.  I added light glitter after photographing (as glitter doesn’t photograph well–well, for me anyway). The side fold is one of my favorite ways to do a card and you can see that I used the Weathered background stamp and sponged more brown on the edges of the card to add to the ‘weathered’ wooden appearance.  I haven’t decided on the greeting and while it is winter, it is such a peaceful card, it can be really used for any occasion and is definately appropriate as a masculine card… So, how did I do?  **Remember my customer challenge for feedback on my blog–win free product!**

Comments

  1. This card is STUNNING!! It is so pretty and I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing it!!!

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  2. I love the card – it is very peaceful. I love reading your blog – great inspiration

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  3. WOW! This is great….gosh, this doesn’t look like it’s hand stamped at all! I sure wish I can do this! …too bad I don’t live closer to you! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Hi Amy! GREAT card… I feel a case coming one. Really, really like it. Can you believe i don’t even HAVE a vanilla inkpad? Oh my goodness! Yikes!

    Take care and thanks for sharing!

    Bobbie 🙂

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  5. I was stunning by it’s lovely, tranquility. This is one of my favorite sets, too, and I can’t wait to try this out. Love your blog!

    Deb

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  6. This card is beautiful, I never got that stamp set and wish I had. I like the fold on your. Could you give the size and where you scored for the folds.

    Thanks
    Loveeeee your work

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  7. Hey Amy, do you ever mail your classes to people? If so, I would be interested. I am an SU demo and I love all your ideas and great work. Yes, you are one of my stamping heros! 🙂 I would love to have the opprotunity to do some of your classes and then see if I can get my customers interested. My hearts desire is to teach people how to make handmade cards. I think this is possible. But in order to do so, I NEED HELP! I don’t always come up with great ideas, I do a great job casing others, and I would like to get more people involved without stalking Hallmark stores. Let me know what you think! Again, thank you for your great art! kt

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  8. Oh My!!!!! Gorgeous! You continue to inspire me!
    Regina Cornelius

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  9. Love the Lovely as a Tree card, Amy. It’s just lovely! ;-D TFS your talent with us.

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  10. Judy Jackson says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I am definitely going to try this. I have ALL of the tools needed! Thanks for sharing.

    Judy Jackson

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  11. Pam Sparks says:

    Hi Amy – if I lived in your area I would definitely be at your workshop! This card is wonderful and I love how you matted it to look like a photo! I am going to try this fold too…again, wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to share it!
    Pam

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  12. sharon in ne says:

    breathtaking!!

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  13. Tammy-SCS-feathers&ink says:

    That’s an amazing card! It can be used for many things. I love the snow! That turned out so perfect. It looks realistic!
    We did some snow last night with a gel pen in white, but this looks better!
    SO happy to be a part of your blog community and to learn from you!
    peace,
    Tammy

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  14. Not only a Computer Guru, but an Artist Guru to!! Amy I just love your work!

    Vicki….. A proud wordpress blogger by Amy!

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  15. I really love your card and I do need this for my ongoing collection! O can I see a case coming………

    Thanks for sharing and I am enjoying your Blog!

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  16. Debbie McKelvey says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! I agree if you ever do long distance classes sign me up. It looks like a photo not a stamped card. Geez, I need to move closer and quick! LOL

    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Oooohhhh….aaaaahhh…better than 4th of July fireworks, huh? I just love this beautiful card! Every single thing about it and would love to know all the details, too. I have always loved this stamp set but you stamped the tree so close to the bottom edge that it looks like a completely different tree!! Genius!
    Thanks so much for all you stamp, create and share!
    Hugs
    Tracy

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  18. Manetta Kanefsky says:

    I accidentally found your blog back in April and fell in love with your work so much that I saved and printed every email. Your work is fantastic and fun. Your cards are a piece of art. You make it all look so easy and your photos makes it even better. I have been silently watching you (gosh I feel like a stalker!!! lol) and have “cardlifted” many of your ideas. I had to break the silence and tell you that this card is my all-time favorite. It just reminds me of home so much…(I now live in FL)….when I was surrounded by evergreen trees while riding my horse through the mountain woods with the threat of snow. It was so peaceful. Ahhhhh the memories. Well anyway I just wanted to say Thank you so much!

    hugs
    Netta

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  19. This card is a definate WOW card. I have this set and can’t wait to try to make this.Thanks for sharing with all of us. I love to look at your blog!

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  20. Lynn Wollenberg says:

    An incredible card!! Thomas Kinkaide is being challenged. I used to live in PA and wish still was and had the opportunity to attend one of your workshops. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  21. One of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!!!!

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  22. AWESOME card . . . stunning in person – I just HAD to make one!

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing such a gorgeous card! I love the background, the method and the fold. I’ll be CASEing it soon!

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  24. Wow, what a beautiful card. Your work is magnificent and so inspiring. I read your blog to just look at all the beautiful things you create and drool! Lovely As A Tree is my all time favorite set so I will give this idea a try and see what happens. Thanks for all that you share with us.

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  25. WOW..Amy this is beautiful! I just semi Cased it and will post to my blog with a link to yurs. This could be my Christmas card this year! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. Hi Amy,
    I posted the card I made based on this one by you in SCS (Giving you inspiration credit of course) and someone PM’ed me directly with this comment..
    “Your card titled Snowy Forest is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen here on SCS!”
    I cannot take the credit for such a wonderful comment without sharing it with my inspiration artist!
    Thanks again for sharing this beauty!
    Sue

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  27. I just posted my CASE of your card–thanks for the ideas! Your whole blog is sensational!

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  28. Amy, htis card is so beautiful and peaceful – I just love it.

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  29. wow, this is sooooo gorgeous! Those trees really look like an oil painting! And way to go for saying you love it – you SHOULD!! Awesome job!!!

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  30. I saw this card at Leadership. It is absolutely stunning! I wondered how you made the snow on the trees. I am so glad you shared.

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  31. This card is gorgeous! I cased this card and shared it with a group of stampers at my Christmas camp. They were intimidated at first, but in the end thought it was awesome! Everyone’s card came out unique – it was great. They all think you are amazing (as do I!) and I’m sure they’ve already been to visit your blog as I gave you credit and pointed them your way for ideas. I posted my sample on my blog with a link to yours as my inspiration. THANK YOU!

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  32. I wonder if that was the same Mary Robin Nowack who taught my first grade class. I have often wondered what happened to her.

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