Well, it's Wednesday...happy hump day! I survived my first day back to school, but man was it HOT! Over 40 C with the humidity and poor me in a classroom with NO A/C. And grumpy, sweaty teenagers. Good times :) The weekend can't come soon enough!
We are all about the shaker cards and fall colours for this class and, since the Beautiful Branches Thinlits are still available while supplies last, I thought I'd use that fabulous die-cut tree. My card base is Pumpkin Pie card stock, as is the frame around the shaker window. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut the frame and the window itself. The background panel is Kraft card stock which I embossed using the Woodgrain TIEF.
The tree is die-cut from Soft Suede card stock. I used some of the new Mica Flakes from the Holiday Catalogue to fill my shaker...I think they look just like falling leaves. I added a sentiment from the Sheltering Tree stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede ink. The only embellishments are a bit of Linen Thread and a little Into the Woods Natural Element (still available on the Clearance Rack!). I nestled a little gold glimmer heart in the branches of the tree.
On the inside I added a piece of Whisper White card stock on which I stamped the tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Soft Suede ink.