The Four Seasons Tree

Check out my latest find at Spellbinders!  The Four Seasons Tree die.  I have been looking for a tree like this for quite some time.  I am also sharing this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. This is a sketch challenge blog that I just found where the design team creates a sketch for you to try, the twist is to keep your project clean-lined and fresh!  Ummm, thats right up my alley!  SO LET PLAY!

Stamp with Jill, The Four Season tree, Spellbinders

Decided to make my 1st card with the The Four Seasons Tree die winter themed and follow the Freshly made sketch.  Totally appropriate as it is freezing cold here in PA.   This is the skecth:

First, I created the background with Wilted violet, Salty Ocean and Blueprint sketch Distress inks.  They are blended together with a dauber on whip cream card stock.  The colors were really bright so I toned it down with some white pan pastel.  The pierced frame is die cut from the Journey rectangles set and the snow is made with White Nuvo drops. 

Stamp with Jill, The Four Season tree, Spellbinders

Can you see the Bright days embossing folder with the burst pattern?  It is very subtble and can be seen in the 1st picture.  Finally, I added this great sentiment from the Charming tag Sentiments set. LOVE the simple font on this!! I layered these all on white to keep it super clean.

Check out the Freshly Made Sketch blog HERE.  There are so many fun and creative ideas for this sketch.  


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  1. jentimko
    December 9, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Love this card! What beautiful colors behind the tree. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

    • jillhilliard
      December 9, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Jen. Not sure what I did to the Linky picture….

      • jentimko
        December 9, 2018 / 9:12 pm

        It was an issue with the link….and extra http: I tried to fix it but it would not let me change the link. If you want to redo it, send me a note and I’ll delete this one and you can add it again. jentimko at gmail dot com

  2. December 9, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Beautiful inking in those colors, just a perfect background and scene for your sentiment!

  3. Linda Callahan
    December 9, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Such a beautiful die cut! Lovely card!

  4. jellybeanerz
    December 10, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Simply beautiful and very classy. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  5. Jen Brum
    December 10, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    What a great card! I love that tree diecut and the gorgeous background! It’s freezing cold here in Canada too! Gotta love winter!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • jillhilliard
      December 10, 2018 / 8:25 pm


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