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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

from one Christmas tree, to . . .

I have always dreamt of experiencing a white Christmas with the snow on the ground and the hills, so I decided to see what I could do with the Hero Arts Christmas Stamps to create a scene.

I started out with stamping the large tree on Copic friendly card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
and then did the same with the smaller tree stamp. Then I turned to one of my favourite 'tools' . . . yes my Copics . . .  and used a number of the green and earth family sketch markers to colour the trees

I purposely kept the colouring a bit 'rough' because I knew I was going to bling it up with Ranger Star Dust Distress stickles

then I made up a mask and stamped the trees on more copic friendly card before colouring as above

next I  cut out another mask so I could ink the background. To do this, I made up some cloud and ground masks from scrap Bazzill Cardstock (you can also do this with post-it notes and plain paper, but I have the found the bazzill a bit stronger when using the Inkessentials Blending tool to blend the inks)

as you can see I tried out a couple of different 'blues' on a scrap piece of paper first.  I used  Tim Holtz Distress Inks Broken China, Bundled Sage and Antique Linen for the sky and the ground

To finish the card, I used some of my favourite designer paper at the moment - My Minds Eye Lost and found as well as the Best Creations Bling card (I embossed this strip with Cuttlebug dots)
Next, I roughed up the edges of the card used to stamp the background and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment (from the same Hero Arts Christmas stamp pack as that for the trees). Next came dimensional dots on the front tree and then the same for the main tree image. Finally I used a white gel pen for the stars in the sky
Overall I was happy with the outcome but am already thinking about some minor things I would change next time.

Here is the finished product (with a close up as well)

Have some fun with stamps and masks and see what you come up with

till next time . . .


Scrapbook City said...

O wow Rita - this is fantastic - how many of these do you plan on making??
LOL Christina

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