Twice a year on Saturday and Sunday, our church holds a big conference that is broadcast on TV, hence the nickname “pajama church.” As I told my husband, while in the comfort of one’s own home instead of in the pews, it is possible to listen to conference and rubber stamp at the same time! To prove my point I produced one special card subliminally influenced by my religious upbringing. Members of said organization will recognize the humor here immediately, while those not of our persuasion will, I hope, still enjoy the card on its own merits:
This is the first line of a well-loved children’s song that even we adults have ingrained in our psyches (including coordinating hand gestures!)
(Copied with permission from Children’s Songbook, copyright 1989 by the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.)
Here in Northern California we have been enjoying warm weather and a profusion of blossoms popping out on the trees:
Suisun Valley Blossoms by Karlyn Hiatt Lewis
I combined two stamp sets to make my Popcorn Tree card, using the Sheltering Tree photopolymer set for the tree branches and trunk, stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a Crumb Cake cardstock oval, with a swath of grass in Wild Wasabi ink.
The other set that I used is the Lift Me Up set from the spring Occasions collection, and that little popcorn image that I stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on So Saffron cardstock is actually a tiny cloud that doubles as the frosting top of a small cupcake! So cool to be able to use my stamps in alternative ways. There is a cutter for that image in the coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies, which made the job much easier than if I had cut out each one with scissors.
I attached each piece of popcorn to the tree image with Mini Glue Dots, and then centered the decorated oval onto a rectangle of Very Vanilla cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals foam dots. I used the Falling Petals Embossing Folder with Wild Wasabi cardstock for the background.
Once in a while I want a sentiment that isn’t available as a rubber stamp, so I will type it out and print it, as I did here on So Saffron cardstock, cutting the message in narrow strips and banner cutting the ends.
Here is the color combination that I used on my Popcorn Tree card:
And here are the supplies that I used – click on any picture to read more: