Sheltering Tree

Welcome to September Stamp Camp!  It’s kind of scary to see the year pass so quickly! Our theme for September is Fall Leaves and Flowers.  As we are starting to prepare for fall, our first card will help put us in a “fallish” mood.

08.25.18 Sheltering 1Sheltering Tree is a beautiful stamp set and I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t used it in several years.  We last used this set for Stamp Camp during a spring month and our leaves were stamped in shades of pink.  This set is great for all seasons – no leaves in the winter with a touch of snow, shades of green during the spring and summer months, and now fall leaves for our upcoming season.  The sentiment on the front card layer is one of my absolute favorites:  friendship is a sheltering tree. 

The Stamparatus was used for my samples, but is not necessary – but it helped keep the sentiment straight.  I started with the grassy slope stamped in Granny Apple Green to match the card.  The little

08.25.18 Sheltering 2flower stems were stamped in Garden Green and the flowers in one of the colors of the leaves.  The tree was stamped in Early Espresso.  All 3 samples started with a layer of Granny Apple Green leaves.  The other colors used included Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, and Merry Merlot.  Each tree was limited to 4 colors for the leaves.  The live samples have a recipe showing the order each color was used for each card.  The Stamparatus was a big help in stamping the rake and swing  with exact placement  guaranteed.  There is also a bike that requires 2 stamps.  if you wish, you can add the bike to your card.  The birds in the upper right corner are an addition from the High Tide Stamp Set. Finally,  touches of Wink of Stella help provide a bit of shine.

08.25.18 Sheltering 3 When using Wink of Stella on inked images, you need to remember that the brush will pick up the ink.  I used splotches of Wink of Stella and made sure my brush was clean. 

As you can see, each tree looks slightly different.  Your tree will look a bit different from my samples.

September Stamp Camp is on September 6 from 1-7 pm, September 7 from 2-7 pm, and September 8 from 9 am-4 pm.  The cost remains the same – $12 for 4 cards and $2.50 for each additional card.  As always, all tools, supplies, water and soda are included in the price.  It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming and on which day.  This insures I have sufficient card stock cut but am not wasteful by cutting too much.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!  Sending blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 –

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