Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Lovely as a Tree Edition

This past week The Stamp Review Crew had the opportunity to create a display board for Convention.  We decided to choose one older stamp set and one new stamp. The new stamp set we chose is a classic, Lovely as a Tree.  I've seen so many cards made with this stamp set that it is actually hard to think of something new to do with it!  I decided to try a technique that I have not done before.
I started by stamping my trees in Early Espresso on a Whisper White piece of cardstock. Then I took a brand new pencil eraser and used it as my stamp to color in my sky. This was a really fun technique!  I used mostly 2014-2015 In Colors, along with some Wild Wasabi in the grass.  After I had my colors dotted on I went back with a sponge to fill in the white spaces on the cardstock.  I really like the finished look!  I will definitely be trying this one again!

Thanks for stopping by. Click on the links below to continue on through the hop to Yapha's amazing project or to go back if you missed seeing Deb's creative project!

Blog Roll:
  1. Mike Funke
  2. Ann Schach
  3. Holly Krautkremer
  4. Beth Beard
  5. Debra Burgin
  6. Deb Currier
  7. Shana Gaff
  8. Yapha Mason
  9. Nancy Smith
  10. Kerry Willard-Bray
  11. Jill Coleman
  12. Lisa Young
  13. Cindy Beach
  14. Heidi Baks
  15. Wendy Weixler
  16. Tanya Boser
  17. Paula Wright


  1. Wow! That pencil eraser technique looks amazing! Fantastic card!

  2. What a fun technique! And the colors look so pretty together. Great job!

  3. What a fun way to create the background! Love the dots and the beautiful scenery you created!

  4. Wow awesome with the pencil eraser technique. Very cool!

  5. I love the colorful pop of the dots for the background. What a fun technique and it makes your card fresh and so pretty!

  6. Quite dramatic and stunning. Love it!

  7. Wonderful palette and texture effect! Feels like you're looking at the tree line through an old fashioned glass window.

  8. I REALLY like.........

  9. Fun little background polka dots for your card. Love the layout, and you know, I never thought of coloring the trees to that image before. I'll have to try that!

  10. What a neat technique! And thanks for creating this with such a fun color palette! I usually go right to neutrals or regals with this and it looks so good with brights! TFS

  11. Super fun card! Love how you created that background!!

  12. Such a fabulous card Shana! Love the new technique on a classic stamp set. Fun!