Three Trees – Christmas Card

I would like to enter into and link this card to the
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge
August Challenge “Take A Technique” Pens and Pencils challenge.
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Hi everyone

Today I would like to share with you a card made using the new Christmas Stamps  “Sparkling Trees”  from Chocolate Baroque.

I did have a bit of fun with this but there were a few experiments and trials with the circles as the paint was drying before I could get it on my card!!!  I did have a solution which is below*.

FloLangleydottyaboutChristmas 001awm3For the base of the focal piece I used 350 gm craft card in a slightly ugly dark mint color.  I am still on a mission to use up my craft stash!!

To make this card

Trim a piece of heavy weight card to size.
Put a garden pea size amount of mint green colored craft paint on a gelli plate and spritz with water.
Take a brayer and roll the mixture to a milk consistency.
Pat your card onto the gelli plate picking up some of the paint and dry.
Do the same with dark blue colored paint and dry.
Do the same with a turquoise colored paint and dry.
Stamp the the front tree using clear embossing ink and emboss with white powder using your heat gun.
Mask off the center tree with a piece of copier paper and stamp the tree to the right in the same way and emboss.
Repeat the masking of the center tree and stamp the third tree on the left and emboss.
*Take a pencil or the end of a paint brush (it needs to be a flat end) and dip it into some craft paint and stamp this into the circles on the tree.
Repeat this to depending on the coverage of the paint.
You will need a couple of different sizes of dippers to allow for the graduation in size of the circles.
Tip:  If you can’t find anything to hand, slice a millimeter or two off the end of a small paint brush handle to make it flat.
When the painted circles are dry, take a felt pen (a shade darker than the paint you have used) and draw on a line of ink, just on the edge of one quarter of the circle and blend the ink with a damp paint brush.
Mask off the trees and stamp the pattern on the background.
Stamp the sentiment using Black Archival Ink or similar.
Make up the card as seen.

*I find using the end of a pencil or paint brush an easy solution for getting quick and easy crisp circles.  This is also a great way to make dots or circles on any projects.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps used:
Sparkling Trees, Birthday Words and Rustic Fragments.

Thank you for looking.
Happy Stamping
Florence x

23 comments

  1. Oh my…. One of the MOST fabulous Christmas cards I have ever seen! I thought the dots were die cut spaces on the trees…. You paint dotted those!!! Absolutely stellar project 🙂

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  2. These white embossed trees are gorgeous Florence and the background is such a beautiful colour and thanks for the tip on how to make good dots/circles. x

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