Sheltering Tree for Inspiration Challenge


Welcome to this week’s challenge with the Paper Craft Crew Design Team! This week, I used an ‘old’ favourite from the Annual catalogue, Sheltering Tree for Inspiration challenge.  Have a look at the inspiration, and then decide which stamp set or bundle you will use.


Sheltering Tree for Inspiration Challenge

Isn’t this perfect for this time of year? Well, if you’re here in Canada, or even in North America, it is! All I have to do is look out my window to see the leaves changing colour, and covering the sidewalks and paths. Which is why I decided to use my Sheltering Tree stamp set for this week’s challenge.


Sheltering Tree for Inspiration Challenge

I decided to create path between 2 trees, so you can see I followed the inspiration closely! Honestly, I don’t feel that today’s card is up to my usual standards. I threw out my back last Tuesday, a whole week ago, and it’s still not better yet. This makes bending, stretching, even pressing down very difficult and painful to do. Even though I used my Stamparatus!


I set up the tree image from Sheltering Tree on my Stamparatus, and first stamped the tree trunk in Crumb Cake ink. Add some shading to the tree trunk by colouring down the left side with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker. Next, stamp the leaves multiple times, cleaning off the stamp between colours. Doing this with the Stamparatus makes it easy, especially with the Simpy Shammy. I used So Saffron, Cajun Craze and Real Red ink pads for the leaves. I then stamped the tree trunk again onto a Post-it Note, and created a mask for it. After masking off the tree trunk, I stamped the path in Gray Granite ink.  I then stamped the 2nd tree in the background, repeating the colours (except for the Real Red) for the leaves.

For the grass, I used a Sponge Dauber and the Granny Apple Green ink pad. For the sky, I used another Sponge Dauber and the Pool Party ink pad. I then stamped a few of the leaves onto the grass area, under the trees. Wind a length of Linen Thread twice around the left side of the stamped panel.

The sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze ink onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.


Create a card base from Granny Apple Green cardstock. Next, layer a panel of Nature’s Poem DSP in the upper left corner with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Now attach the front panel, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finish off the front by attaching the sentiment with Dimensionals. Finally, attach one of the Leaves Trinkets in Copper above the sentiment. It holds in place very well by putting a piece of Tear & Tape on the back.

Sheltering Tree for Inspiration Challenege

Just a little bit of layering steps this card up!


For more inspiration for this inspiration challenge, check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, on our challenge page. Then, link up your card – you never know; you may be one of our next Top Picks!


You can order any of the supplies I used for this card, in my online store. Simply click the product images below.


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Sheltering Tree for Inspiration Challenge

  1. Well, if this isn’t up to your usual standards, I’m just going to give up. This is beautiful! I love the path through the trees. It’s a perfect take on the inspiration. Hope you feel better soon! And now – great minds thinking alike again. I finished my card for tomorrow’s blog while Amelia was creating a Christmas ornament. THEN I checked my favorite blogs, so I’m not stalking and CASEing you (although you’re definitely CASE worthy). I can’t believe you used Sheltering Tree too. Definitely an oldie!

    1. You’re too kind, Buffy! Thanks so much for your comment. Isn’t it funny how certain stamp sets just call us at certain times – I love the card you posted today with the Sheltering Tree set!

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