FYI – Fall Tree

It is time for another For Your Inspiration challenge. Check out the latest challenge -> FYI38.


This is such a beautiful picture. Orange/yellow trees are my favorite in the fall. I definitely wanted to recreate that!


I needed a sympathy card and feel the fall tree works well with that sentiment.

I embossed the card base with a woodgrain texture.

The tree image is stamped offset to leave room for the twine.

To ink up the leaves, I started with my lightest color then added the next shade and then the darkest. I went back over the lighter color (with the lightest ink) to help blend (then I just smooshed the pad onto scrap paper to get the darker color off the pad).

As a final touch I decided to add a tag with a little heart in it.

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A Little About the Challenge: The For Your Inspiration challenge is posted the first and third Thursday of every month; each challenge is open for two weeks. To play, use the photo to inspire you and create a card – very simple! Make sure you tell us in your blog post how you were inspired!

With Heartfelt Sympathy
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Through the Trees;
Ink/Card Stock: Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Kraft;
Other: Tiny Tags die, Twine;

5 thoughts on “FYI – Fall Tree

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the simplicity and that darling heart charm! What a beautiful card–even it if is for a sad reason! I know this will bring the receiver comfort! 🙂

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