I am a HUGE fan of the Lovely as a Tree stamp set (p.173). So, when I saw the new Sheltering Tree stamp set (p.22 OC), I couldn’t help but get excited about it too! I don’t know why, but something about a good tree stamp set, just makes my heart sing!I love all the other images in this set also! The tree is great, but the bike, the words, and the swoosh are all just fabulous too!
I CASED this card from Amy Whelan. I really liked how she used the swoosh image from the set to create the sky and ground in the background. I used Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, and Soft Sky ink for the sky. I stamped the image in each color twice without re-inking to get the lighter shade in each of the three colors. I did the same process for the ground in Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi inks. Then I stamped the tree in Early Espresso ink and the words in Early Espresso ink onto a strip of Vellum cardstock.
*Be careful to let the ink on the vellum thoroughly dry before trying to work with it, and attach it to the card. It will smear if it is not totally dry first.
I used a Whisper White card base, a layer of Pool Party cardstock embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (p.227), and layers of Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White cardstock. I added stampin’ dimensionals under the Pear Pizzazz layer to give it some depth.
Amy’s card also inspired this creation. I really liked the trees in the background, on her card, that were sparkling with the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (p.213), so I decided to make that the focus of this card. It is so stricking in person, with the glimmering trees all in a row.
It really makes this card have a frosty wintery feel, and is so simple to create. I just stamped the tree images in Versamark ink (p.210), added the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (p.213), and heated it just until set.
*You have to be very careful, with using this particular embossing powder, to not overheat it. There is a fine line of being embossed and set AND being overheated. You loose much of the glimmering effect when it is overheated, so have good lighting and watch carefully while heating it. You will see the transformation, but just make sure you are paying close attention.
I punched out a little heart from Red Glimmer Paper (p.193) using the Owl Builder Punch (p.223) and stamped the words in Cherry Cobbler ink from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.
That is PART ONE of my Sheltering Tree samples. I will be posting more from this stamp set, so stay tuned for future posts. See you soon!