Thursday, September 29, 2016

Peaceful Tree

Dear Ones~
Autumn is upon us with all the chilly rain and cooler temps. The leaves are beginning to turn, but are a long way from being at their peak. We live in an amazing area, and when the trees are vivid it's incredible.

The gals over at Double D have challenged us to do a card with trees. These are their inspirational tiles:

So many possibilities here. 
This is what I came up with:
I have recently acquired a stamp set from Stampin' Up called Thoughtful Branches. I have been dying to get it inky, so now was my chance. This is a two step stamp, so I did the trunk in gold heat embossing and the branches in white. I love the way it turned out. The background was done with acrylic paint and alcohol. I saw this technique on YouTube and had to try it.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Stash Mirror Gold Card Stock
SU Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set
GKD Gold and White Embossing Powder
Stash Gems

This will be entered in:
Double D Challenges - Trees, Trees, Trees
Simon Says Monday - Powder Power - Use Embossing Powder
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

I appreciate your stopping by, your comments mean the world to me. Hope you all have a nice weekend. Hugs~


  1. Beautiful and elegant card! Your background is stunning as is that white and gold tree. Lovely card!

  2. Such a beautiful card Judy! Love your two tone tree and that deep blue background! We are in Spring "down under" windy and cool today!

  3. Beautifully created Judy, the background looks amazing and what a gorgeous tamp (I will have to check that one out)...thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

  4. So beautiful! It really captures the peacefulness of the Season. Love that it is a 2 part stamp, you embossing choices are perfect! And of course that fabulous sentiment which uses my most favorite word, JOY! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna Design Team Member.

  5. Beautiful background behind your tree, Judy! Lovely design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  6. Beautiful in every way. What a great card design and I love the background behind the tree too!

  7. The background for the tree is just fabulous. I have used reinkers with alcohol but not acrylics. The fold and white on the tree really pops and the little pieces of gold to frame the panel is perfect. Love it.

  8. Oh, my goodness, I love this with the gold and white on the rich blue background. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Double D, Judy!

  9. The white and gold tree on that amazing blue background is absolutely stunning. Again, I am in awe of your artistic creativity.

  10. Oh Judy this is just BEAUTIFUL! Love that tree (ok adding that stamp set to my list, lol)! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TREES’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  11. A very elegant card! Beautifully designed!

  12. Yes, I agree, this is a very elegant card. The tree done with white embossing powder really makes a statement. The edges of gold are perfect to showcase it. Another knock out creation.

  13. Gorgeous card Judy! The tree is so elegant and you have stamped it beautifully.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. That tree is gorgeous on the blue, Judy, and I love the added gold strips.