Iridescent Sheltering Trees



As I mentioned yesterday, I’m posting another stamped card using my favorite Occasions stamp set, Sheltering Tree. I think this is my favorite card of all.

The photo doesn’t do it  justice. What you may not see is that I heat embossed the trees with Iridescent Ice on the white base of the card. You’ll see it better on the green version below. My post yesterday referred to it as “white-on-white” when in essence that wasn’t quite accurate. The effect is more like a watermark. The glossy ghost of the trees is GORGEOUS!!!

IMG_3656The “swipe” stamp in this set is meant to be used for the ground. I used it to create both the ground and the sky.

Getting more than one color from one ink pad:
I used Marina Mist to stamp the sky. I inked the stamp well and stamped the top swipe. Without reinking, I stamped a second swipe below. I then huffed (breathed) on the stamp to remoisten whatever ink remained, and I stamped a third swipe. I huffed again on the stamp and stamped the fourth and final swipe. Each time I got a lighter shade of blue as the ink ran out on the stamp. Using Pear Pizzazz, I did the same to create the ground.

Stacking the greeting:
As you can see in the stamp set, the greetings are one line across.  I didn’t have room to stamp the greeting that way on these cards. I carefully inked just “thankful” with the Memento pad and stamped it where I wanted it.  This is a photopolymer set so you can see right through the stamp and block making exact placement very easy. I then cleaned the stamp well and then inked just “for you” with the Memento pad. Again, because of the transparency, placing “for you” exactly where I wanted it was very easy.

Here’s a picture of the two versions I made. The white card uses Memento for the greeting and Soft Suede for the tree. The green card uses Soft Suede for the greeting and Crumb Cake for the tree. I used clear blocks D and H.both

The new stamp set, Sheltering Tree, can’t be listed below. After the 6th I can start listing the new items. Just one more day for the Occasions and SAB catalogs to go live!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!

If you are interested in hosting a Stampin’ Up! event or if you’re interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to hear from you!




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  1. Pingback: Lovin’ the Sheltering Tree! Part One | StampinU

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