Sunday, November 10, 2013

Best of Autumn Tree, PP171

Hello and happy Sunday! It's been quite nippy here in NY the last few days and certainly feels like late autumn, perfect inspiration for this week's challenge at The Paper Players! Ann has chosen this autumnal color combo of Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango. Love it! 

I had this little tree from the Best of Autumn Stamp Set stamped onto a square of Watercolor Paper and sitting on my desk for a while now. This color challenge was just what I needed to finish it up and create this clean and simple card. I combined it with a scrap of Sweater Weather DSP, also in the challenge colors.

How do you make an itty bitty tree look more important? First, use multiple mats to create a greater focal point. Then, use sentiments and embellishments to scale. The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was the perfect size, as was the thin ribbon and small scale pattern in the DSP. Oh, and don't forget to leave plenty of white space.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Best of Autumn, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Sweater Weather
Ink Pads: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Aqua Painter
Accessories: Watercolor Paper, Tangerine Tango Satin Ribbon (retired, from Sale-A-Bration)

I hope you all have a great week and that I'll see you over at The Paper Players!

Inky hugs!


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Sandy! I love all of the white space. The matting really makes this image "pop". An awesome card, as always!

LeAnne said...

This is one of my favorite SU images and I am so glad you used it! Perfect for these colors...and I love how you added the extra mats for impact! So pretty!

Darnell said...

That's a gorgeous card, Sandy! I love that sweater weather DSP!! Hugs, Darnell

Nance Leedy said...

This is just the sweetest little autumn tree, Sandy! Your tips for giving it such a grand presence are perfect! Love the sweater weather dsp and the sweet ribbon detail--everything has such a sweet it! ((hugs))