Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Apple Tree Hugs - Chris

Hi everyone, Chris here with a card using the Tree Hugs stamp set today. I can't praise Kim enough for her stamp designs for this and her Knittables set, the possibilities do seem to be endless! By changing the colours, the tree trunk design, the tree top designs a totally different style is achieved and that's before we start on all the gorgeous little stamps in the set such as the apples, leaves and grass that I've used in this card to make it different to the others I've created with this set!

I stamped the solid tree trunk this time with red ink and stamped the tree top stamps also using the solid versions first then the outline stamps of the the tree top in red. Using the darker of the aqua colours I stamped the leaves and then the apples adding in a bit of lime green to give them some shape. After adding the grasses, the solid and the outline and the hugging arms I did a bit of sponging around the tree with the same inks I'd used throughout. I also added a bit of shadowing around the tree, stamped the sentiment, and then made up the card with mats inked in the same colours again.

Hope you're having some creative time today.
Chris x


  1. Fabulous card, love the colour combo and your brilliant design! so clever xxx
    Love, Mel. xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Chris....like said on your sneak peek on your blog I just love the colours you've gone with...brilliant work as always.

    San x

  3. I love these colours together, Chris. Such a lovely combination of stamps, and as always you created a fabulous piece of artwork with them x

  4. OMG! this is sooooo sweet. I love this version of the Apple tree very much, so huggable! your coloring is fabulous. l.ove this color combo, very happy combination! Hugs.

  5. Hi! this is really gorgeous,amazing colours and design too.
    hugs Lou.xx

  6. Great colors and so very creative! All fabulous!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  7. So lovely, Chris... the shading around the tree gives such depth and dimension, and I love the multiple layers of dotty frames - gorgeous!
    Alison x

  8. Such a wonderful card lots of gorgeous colour and dimension fab


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HuGs Kim