Saturday, April 20, 2013

THREE OF A KIND

... FOUR, ACTUALLY!

Our new pastor needs some note cards, so I pulled out my SU "Country Pleasures" set and stamped the church scene four times--one for each season.  Since there is a snow man and bare trees, I had to get creative; but that's what stamping is all about, right?

For Spring, I added "leaves" by dabbing light green and yellow markers around the branches.  To cover the snowman on the lower left corner, I stamped, cut and mounted 2 leaves from another SU set, "Fabulous Florets."

The winter card was the easiest, since the trees remain bare and the snowman belongs in the scene.  All I added was the background and a tiny snowflake.

Summer was fairly easy also with two shades of green for the leaves and grass, with the "blessings" oval mounted over the snowman.  The background came from my scrap drawer, as did all the others.

Finally, the autumn card (my fave) was done with yellow, brown and orange markers for the leaves.  I also dabbed some "leaves" under the tree.  The image is mounted on a brown metallic scrap which was all the embellishment needed.  The "blessings" stamp was used on the inside left for this one, and I hope they will all bless someone as they are used!

(Don't forget to click on the photo for a larger view.)


4 comments:

Carol Smith said...

Beautiful, Doris! My email is not working at the moment, so I'll gi e you my address here: Carol smith
2532 Helixville Rd
Schellsburg, PA 15559
Thanks!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Doris! Very creative in covering the snowman!

Margaret said...

I love the way you were able to take one stamp and make all four seasons for your cards. Your pastor should love them.

Kim said...

These are all just lovely. And hiding that snowman and leafing out the trees is pure genius!!

Thanks for visiting my blog again! Now I need to catch up on yours!