Posted: October 15th, 2020 by

Storms May Break Its Branches | CAS Card

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today! Today’s inspiration from Sharon Traynor is a gorgeous clean and simple card featuring one of our favourite stamp sets for Autumn and Winter.: TREE OF LIFE. The sentiment in this set really resonates right now as we all face continued troubling times…

Hello there.

It’s about time that I made an Autumn themed card! Looking through my Visible Image stamps I spotted the Tree of Life set and decided to give it some Autumnal colours. This tree looks amazing in fresh, lush greens but it also looks good in the rich colours of autumn. In fact, you could use it for any season of the year!

tree of life card | autumn | inspiring sentiment

The sentiment is superb for Autumn too as there are usually some squally showers and winds howling to strip the trees of their colourful leaves. It is such a positive sentiment; great for reminding us that there is always hope of new life and growth.

This is how I made this card:

First smoosh some ink onto a craft mat and spritz with water, then taking a piece of acetate transfer some of the ink to a panel of white card. Build up a couple of layers of ink on the panel. Let the panel dry.

Stamp the tree in brown distress oxide ink and emboss it with clear embossing powder. Now colour the leaves in with your choice of marker pens.

Stamp the sentiment into place and heat emboss with a gold powder. Use an embossing pen to colour 3 of the leaves on the tree and heat emboss those with the same gold powder.

Mat the panel onto some gold card and then add it to a card blank. The final touch was to add 3 tiny gold gems under the sentiment.

Stamps used:

tree of life stamp | storms quote | leaf | Visible Image

Other Supplies:

Distress Oxide Inks: walnut stain, fired brick
Distress Ink: aged mahogany
Versamark clear embossing pad
Versamarke clear embossing pen
WOW! embossing powders: clear gloss, metallic gold rich
Promarker pens: yellow, amber, lipstick red, burnt orange
Gold gems
White and gold card

Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

We love this card! The tree looks fabulous over the oxides ink and the leaves look gorgeous coloured with gold embossing. Thank you Sharon ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.


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Helen & Mark xx


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