Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Last week my cousin was married in New Zealand, and I was unable to share in the special day .... it was very hard being so far away.

The wedding itself was a casual affair (second time around for both lovely people), and the invitation was rather organic - kraft, with twine and a black bicycle printed on it.  I wanted to carry on that theme in the card I made for the special couple.  Although I couldn't quite swing a tandem bike, like the invitation had, this was the closest I could get to it, using the fabulous new Sheltering Tree stamp set:

I modified the sentiment, by inking up "is a sheltering tree" (omitting the "friendship") in black ink, and stamping it on kraft card.  I then used my Good Greetings stamp set (a recent promotional set, that can't be bought), and used Real Red ink on the "hello love" stamp, just inking the word "love".  Doesn't the font go well with the Sheltering Tree font?  I was happy with my custom sentiment.

Here's the inside of the card (just so it was obvious it was a wedding card, LOL):

Listed below are all the current Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.  It's the first card I have made using Sheltering Tree ... what a fun set to use.  The possibilities are endless!  Follow my blog for more samples coming up.

Product List


  1. Brilliant Christine - they will love the card and the fact that you have taken their theme on board too.

  2. I love this Christine! It looks fantastic!

  3. this is a lovely card Christine :)

  4. Hi Christine, Love your card, it turned out nice, maybe if you masked part of the bicycle to make it a tandem one it might work for you, just an idea! Cheers Anna.

  5. Great card Christine, I am sure they will love it. I love the sheltering Tree stamp set, but have to tell you I didn't realise that they funny little bit was the bike frame. for the life of me I wondered what this silly little bit was and how would I use it. Very nice card.

  6. How wonderful that you carried on the theme of your cousin's wedding invitation! Such a great idea and the card is absolutely lovely!

  7. Thank you for sharing this! I found it on Pinterest, and it's perfect for an anniversary card I needed today.