Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sheltering Tree

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
Here's some quick shots of the kids by the pool yesterday........ 
Brooke.......And Twoie
Brooke.....Twoie....and Daddy
And a little play time inside before dinner last night!
 
Today is a 'girls' spa day ...... We are getting pedicures and manicures and then heading out to have a yummy Mexican lunch.  The boys are going to take off and do some exploring at one of our local parks.  We will all meet back up at the house for a yummy dinner that my son-in-law is preparing.  Talk about a fun day!  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........

This fun card was made with the new 'Sheltering Tree' stamp set.
The technique of the tree comes from turning your big leaf stamp over.  You ink up the reserve side of this stamp with Pear Pizzazz ink and then 'stamp off' before inking your Whisper White panel.  This will give you a softer Pear Pizzazz color.  You then clean your stamp....turn it over and stamp it again (the way it was intended to be stamped) with full strength Pear Pizzazz ink and you get this amazing stamped tree image.
 I used the 'thankful for you' sentiment in Early Espresso ink.....
And stamped my tree base in Early Espresso ink too.
This technique was taught to me at the Stampin' UP! Leadership in January ........ And I think it's one of the single most valuable thing I walked away with from Leadership.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share with you a fun Sun Flower card that I made ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

1 comments:

Mary Fish said...

Perfect card depicting a summer's day! Looks like the gang is enjoying themselves in the pool. I would love a mani/pedi!