The Stamp Review Crew: Sheltering Tree Edition

SRC-Sheltering-Tree-bannerIt’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set. The result is you see the versatility of the set and the amazing things you can create with it. This week we are featuring Sheltering Tree. I am Stop #5 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #4: the talented Deb Currier. Her work is always fabulous. As for me…I designed two cards for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy today’s hop!

Card #1:  Spring

IMG_0509-001The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

  • Beautiful blossoms!  The Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla blossoms were created using the smallest flower die from the Flower Fair Framelits collection.  The edges were snipped, after which a roller stylus was used to create the cup shape.  Pearls were added to the center of each.  The yellow pearls were colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.


  • Fallen petals! A few blossoms were snipped apart and strewn across the grass.  Wild Wasabi was the perfect soft green to use.  The “Spring” sentiment is from the Project Life Day to Day stamp set.

IMG_0509-002Card #2:  A Christmas Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips:
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

  • The Midas touch! How rich and regal is this! The image was embossed in gold onto Brushed Gold cardstock and then matted onto Gold Foil.
  • Ice! Bits of icy sparkle were added to the limbs with Dazzling Details.  The result is beautiful in real life.


Ack! As always, I had trouble photographing gold embossing and Brushed Gold cardstock.  It is gorgeous in person.  Although it is only March 1st, I may have found this year’s holiday card.  It’s quick and easy…and oh, so pretty!  I hope you enjoyed my two contributions to this hop.  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one.  Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Stop #6, Rochelle Blok.  Her work never ceases to amaze me. And if you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…


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  1. Two wonderful new versions of an often used stamp set. Thanks for sharing your artistry

  2. Ann just stunning!! I love them both but the glitter to look like winter AWESOME I never would thought to do that. lol and I am ready for winter to be done here too. lol

  3. Wow, such detail, Ann! Look at all those flowers. :O

  4. Hermosas creaciones de estampas y con gran delicadeza

  5. Ann, what beautiful cards! The Spring card must have taken you forever to do, but what a great effect it has!

  6. These are both AWESOME! LOVE that tree both ways!

  7. I can’t wait to see the flowering trees in Spring. Your card made me even more eager to see them. Very pretty but a lot of little flowers to die cut with only one die to do it. And the Winter card is really beautiful too!

  8. Hi Ann! I’m blown away by your two beautiful creations! The Spring card is so delightful and cheery. I can just smell the blossoms in the wind! The precious little blossoms are just adorable and worthy of a shadowbox frame. ; ) Your classic Winter scene is lovely with all that embossing and icy sparkle. I bet it is stunning in person! You’ve really shown the versatility of this gorgeous stamp set. Thank you for the eye candy today!!

  9. Ann both of these cards are over the top amazing. The details such as the flower petals on the ground – a true piece of art. This must go to someone VERY special. Looking forward to updates on your momma to be.

  10. Two fabulous cards. The flowers (and pearls!) are so pretty on the first card. Reminds me of a Dogwood tree. Gorgeous Cristmas/Winter card. I can picture how pretty the gold is in real.

  11. Love both your cards Ann but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first one! So pretty! Those flowers are so cute and all the little pearls finish them off perfectly! Looks like a beautiful spring tree full of blossom!

  12. Your Spring tree card reminds me of the dogwood trees we have in the spring, simply beautiful.

  13. Stunningly beautiful!

  14. Oh Ann, I love the Spring card, it’s just so gorgeous with all of those sweet flowers in Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla, I’m happy to see you added pearls to each blossom, it’s just so beautiful. This card has a sharp contrast with the Winter one, that is just about how all the trees around here look right now.
    I can’t wait till they start filling with leaves and flowers.
    Thank you for sharing.

  15. Beautiful Ann, but oh my goodness the amount of work involved in this! I bet your Big Shot bicep is twice the size!

  16. Oh my gosh…what a FUN spring card! Love it.

  17. Anna, Your cards are beautiful. Glad I don’t have to make a choice which is best. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great day!

  18. addinktivedesigns

    That first card is a labour of love, such detail in every blossom. Your gold card is equally stunning. What versatility and creativity on show here.

  19. You make me want to run out and buy all these goodies! That blossoming tree is breathtaking! Gorgeous work, Ann!

  20. Oh, I wish I could see that winter tree in person. I can just imagine the gleam and sparkle. Fabulous variety in the cards, Ann.

  21. Gorgeous! I was wondering how you were going to use your signature pearls!

  22. Wow – that’s a lot of punching! But so cute. The second card is absolutely elegant. Beautiful!

  23. Ann, these are both gorgeous! That was a whole lot of snipping for the first card, but so worth it 🙂 The second card is indeed rich and elegant. Now, tell me again how to get on your Christmas card list 😉

  24. These are gorgeous, Ann! I really love all of those flowers on the spring card! Wow!

  25. Great cards! Those flowers are ADORABLE! LOVE the gold with our little icy details!

  26. What a lovely contrast of the spring and winter versions. I would love to see the gold in person– I will just have to make my own:)

  27. Oh those blossoms are beautiful! And lucky you having your holiday card designed already! It is gorgeous……love the rich classy look with the gold and bits of sparkle!

  28. Amazing flowering tree, Ann! I love it and all the snipping. The winter tree is beautiful too with its snow-tipped bare branches. What a spectacular twosome!

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