Thursday, 22 December 2016

Trees Two Ways

I'm still making Christmas cards!  Very last minute I know!  Here are a couple with trees as their theme.

SCS's Free for All challenge is to make a project with something wood. Real wood, wood texture or stamp, or a tree or branch image. I've got embossed birch trees and stamped fir trees.

I used the technique that I've seen on SCS where you add colour to the debossed side of the embossing folder and then stamp an image on it. Then put your cs into the folder and run it through the Cuttlebug or Big Shot.

I added a snowy bank, two die cut deer, and a die cut sentiment.

And a totally different tree:

The SCS Ways to Use It challenge is "Sing, Sing a Song" - be inspired by a song. I chose "O Christmas Tree".

I used Loll Thompson's alcohol ink smooshing technique with various green alcohol inks and Yupo.  See her video here (go to the 2:20 minute point).  Loll uses glossy cs, but the technique is the same with Yupo.

I had a negative left from a Tim Holtz Christmas tree die cut so layered it over the Yupo. I stencilled some snowflakes around the tree and added the sentiment "O Christmas Tree". It's popped up on fun foam for dimension.

Supplies for Card One:
Stamps - SU trees
Ink - SU Pool Party, Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - white, brown, and grey cs
Size - A2
Accessories - SU embossing folder, Impression Obsession deer dies, Tim Holtz winter die, foam tape, fun foam

Supplies for Card Two:
Stamps - Rosie's Roadshow sentiment
Ink - Memento Cottage Ivy, various green alcohol inks
Paper - white cs, Yupo
Size - A2
Accessories - Tim Holtz tree die, Memory Box snowflakes stencil, Aleene's glitter snow paste, fun foam


  1. Both cards are really pretty! Love that green tree! I want to try that one.

  2. What a beautiful tree, Susan! I love the pattern the AI made! Love those snowflakes too! I've never tried the EF technique but I love the results. Such a peaceful card!

  3. Love the way the stamping turned out with your embossing folder trees. Mine did not look as good. Will have to try it again. :) And I LOVE the coloured of your smooshed tree ... gorgeous! xx


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