We now have a Hobby Lobby! :) I went there last week when it first opened. Stampabilities and The Paper Studio items were all 50% off. I found so many beautiful paper stacks that I would have loved to have purchased, but I know how I stamp and I know they would have pretty much sat in a box waiting to get used. So, I passed on them:( However, I bought two embossing folders, a package of tiny little purple flowers with teeny wooden bead centers, and a sentiment stamp set.
This card uses one of my new embossing folders from The Paper Studio. I first brayered brown ink on the folder, and then embossed a piece of kraft cardstock. I matted with Always Artichoke cardstock. The stamp set that came to mind to use with this folder was "Lovely as a Tree" from Stampin' Up! I pictured using the pine tree, but ended up with this oak (?) tree. I inked up the whole stamp with True Thyme. Then I added brown marker to the trunk and "thumped" some lighter green on the leaves. I cut it, and its matting, with Nestabilities. I'm not sure if I'll use it as-is, or if I'll eventually add a sentiment.
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