Simple Spotlight Card with Sheltering Tree

Sometimes I see a card online that I LOVE and totally inspire me.  Today was inspired by a card I saw by Michelle Long and I had to play around with the idea!  Because you know me and my deep love of clean and simple cards!

It is a fun take on the spotlight technique with the details of the tree framed in the middle of the card.

Tips for making this card:

  • The Sheltering Tree stamp set lets you take this one design and make it perfect for any season!  Use Blushing Bride tree leaves to make a pretty cherry blossom tree, or grab your Crushed Curry or Delightful Dijon to make it a pretty autumn image!
  • Stamp you tree leaves on the upper right corner of your card base…I found I needed to stamp it 2x to get wide enough coverage of the leaves.  You can check it is enough coverage by periodically placing your center mat cardstock down to see how many leaves are showing.Dimensions for this card:
    – Card base = 4 1/4” x 11”
    – Brown mat = 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”
    – White center cardstock = 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • When you keep the rest of the card muted with light Subtles colors, give it is a POP with a bright colored flower, like the one from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Add a rhinestone in the center and it is just cute, cute, cute!

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