Valentines Sheltering Tree

Hello everyone!

The card I share today came up very quickly. I had a precise idea in mind and it all came together nicely: don’t you like it when it happens? 🙂

I love tag cards, I think they are perfect to put into relief your image or your sentiment. And I wanted to make the stunning tree of the Sheltering Tree stamp set very special, because it’s so beautiful.

Shimmer and Shine - Valentines Sheltering Tree - #StampinUp, #ShelteringTree, #ValentinesDay

First of all, I stamped the tree in Soft Suede (the photo makes it darker, but in reality it’s a nice warm brown), then the leaves in Blushing Bride. Before stamping, I used a sponge dauber to ink some of the leaves in Calypso Coral. Then I fussy-cut the tree. I made a tag from a piece of cardstock and added faux-stitching with a gel pen. The white cardstock of the tag seemed a bit harsh so I toned it down with a light cover of Blushing Bride, applied with another sponge dauber. I punched a hole, looked for a ribbon in my stash to find a colour similar to the pinks I used. Too bad I didn’t have any Stampin’Up! matching ribbon, this is precisely what I love in this company, every products goes together!

Shimmer and Shine - Valentines Sheltering Tree - #StampinUp, #ShelteringTree, #ValentinesDay

The card base is a retired colour cardstock, Pretty in Pink, because I didn’t have any Blushing Bride left! I really have to put an order soon 😉 but I think it went well with the other shades of pink anyway. I randomly stamped the standalone “pack” of leaves with Blushing Bride ink to give a bit of texture and adhered the tad, the tree and the sentiment (also stamped in Soft Suede and hand cut) with foam pads. Of course there had to be some bling, so a few rhinestones were added here and there…

I’d like to link this card to the Inkspirational challenge: Rose colours

Inkspirational Challenge #75


And also to the Stampin’Up! Only challenge: Valentine wishes!

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Stamp set: Sheltering Tree
  • Inks: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
  • Punch: handheld punch 1/4″ circle
  • Embellishment : Rhinestones Basic Jewels
  • Tools: Sponge Daubers

If you would like to order any of the items used on the project above, you can click on my on-line shop or just send me an e-mail, I’ll be very happy to help you with your order.

Thanks for visiting!



Sweet Friend

Hi there!

I had a little time yesterday evening to make a card… I hope I’ll soon have more time to craft, I really miss it!

I wanted to play along with the Colour Me…! challenge, even though it pushed me out of my comfort zone. Calypso Coral is a colour I like, but don’t use very often, so I thought this would be interesting 🙂


Here is my card :

Shimmer and Shine - Sweet Friend


I used a retired set from Stampin’Up, You Are Loved, and indeed I love it. I stamped the flower three times in gold with a Stamp-a-ma-jig to make a kind of rose bush and then again in Calypso Coral. I fussy cut the flowers and adhered them on the gold ones with foam tape to add extra dimension.

Shimmer and Shine - Sweet Friend

The gold flowers are also addhered with foam tape on a tag I hand made on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I just rounded the corner with a punch, made a hole on top and added faux-stitching with a gold gel pen. The ribbons are from my stash.

The sentiment comes from the same set, I stamped it on a fish tail banner I hand cut. I added pearls coloured with alcohol markers to fit the colour scheme.

Here is the inside :

Shimmer and Shine - Sweet Friend


I love the gold and coral together… Hope you like it too 🙂

Thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments, it brightens my day every time ^^

See you soon !

Supplies :

  • Stamps: Stampin’Up You Are Loved
  • Inks : Stampin’Up Calypso Coral, non-SU Gold
  • Cardstock : Very Vanilla, Kraft from my stash
  • Ribbons and pearls from my stash,