Monday, June 6, 2022

Willow Tree for Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights

Hello and welcome to my blog. I've made this beautiful Thank You card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights. This means I'm asking you to vote for me so I can participate in her Top 10 Blog Hop! CLICK HERE TO VOTE! Look for entry #12. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner. It will turn red when you have voted.

When I saw the Willow Tree Stamp Set and Dies in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, I knew I was going to have to make a card with it. I saw my first willow trees when I was around 10 years old on a trip to North Carolina to visit family. I thought they were just beautiful! When Hurricane Michael came through our town in 2018, I decided to replace one of the many trees that the hurricane destroyed with a willow tree.

The card base is an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Early Espresso cardstock folded in half. The frame was cut from the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper with one of the Fabulous Frames dies.

The willow tree trunk was cut from Early Espresso cardstock. The leaves were cut from the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper that was used for the frame, but after I altered it by stamping my Garden Green ink pad all over the piece I cut the leaves out of.

To create the background, starting at the bottom, I swiped Melody Mango, Sweet Sorbet, Pacific Point, and Starry Sky across a 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Shimmery White cardstock with a baby wipe. Make sure your baby wipe is very wet. I have found a baby wipe easy to  use, its a fast way to apply ink, and gives me the sunset look I want.

The sentiment is from Charming Sentiments and was stamped on Soft Suede in VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I love the coordinating dies, Sentiment Silhouettes! The little butterfly is from the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies and cut from gold foil.

On the inside I stamped the willow tree and left the rest blank to write my note of thanks.

Links to all the products used to make this card are below.

I hope you like my card and will take a minute to vote here for my card. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner. Thank you so much!

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  1. Gorgeous card, Robbie (as always!)! Great swiping!! I love your background and the tree is awesome! ~ Kim Kroeker

  2. Amazing card. Love the leaves made from stamped Gold Specialty Paper. Thanks Robbie for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  3. Stunning Susan. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful card! I love the effect of the Distressed Gold for the leaves!


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