I’ve had some customers (who shall remain nameless to protect the "guilty") who say each year – "When are they going to get rid of Lovely as a Tree already?"…I have just as many customers (more actually) who say "I love this set – it can be used for anything – masculine, birthday, graduation (the big oak tree), Christmas, Sympathy and so much more!"
I’m in the 2nd camp – I love this set – I keep finding new samples and ideas and never seem to tire of it.
This first one is a take off on two cards I found on SCS – it uses the Negative Masking technique. You cut out a frame and then stamp the trees in the frame – when you remove the frame the trees are perfectly matted on the card. I used markers to add colour directly to the tree for the image in the front. The "Merry Christmas" if from a new set in the Holiday Mini called Season of Joy. The masked trees are stamped in River Rock. The ribbon is from the Ribbon Originals Theater and the hatpin and beads is from the Pretties Kit.
Here are some more great samples using this set….
This card is stunning in person – it was created by Alisa Mawson and I received it in a swap on the Western Caribbean Cruise in 2005. I love the way Alisa used the Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad and a brayer to create the sky and grass under the trees. Lovely…as a Tree…
This card is unbelievably beautiful in person – the scan cannot do it justice. It was created by Alysabeth Johnston – the background leaves are embossed in silver – I love the way the Oak Tree is divided between the four panels.
This last card is by my friend Liane Binder – she has used so many wonderful techniques in this card and yet it doesn’t overwhelm the final presentation – the tree is embossed, there is a faux tearing element on the left of the card and then she’s actually stitched all around the card front. The brads at the corner finish it off beautifully.
It’s a WOW!!