Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lovely Tree Trimmings

The Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS yesterday was to do "wet paper stamping".  There is a great tutorial by Joan Ervin.  You can see it here.

I read it yesterday and had already forgotten that I should wet the paper with a wet paper towel!  I spritzed water over the watercolor paper instead.  I think it was a little too wet.

Anyway, I used the fir tree from Lovely as a Tree and inked the tree but not the trunk with Pear Pizzazz and stamped it at an angle on the wet paper. 

While that was drying, I stamped the lovely ornaments from Tree Trimmings in Real Red on Pink Pirouette card stock and cut them out.

Once the trees were dry, I stamped over them with Old Olive.

I stamped the ribbon hanger & the sentiment with Encore Gold.  I was going to emboss them, but remembered that I tried embossing on watercolor paper last year and didn't like the results.

I adhered the ornaments at the end of the stamped ribbon hangers and adhered the whole design with dimensionals to a Pear Pizzazz card.  I could add some bling, but I think it will mail better this way.

I used the colors from the Color Challenge on SCS today, Pink Pirouette, Real Red & Pear Pizzaz.  These are great colors for Christmas!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Tree Trimmings, A Cardinal Christmas
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red, Encore Gold
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals

I had a great time with the Creative Arts group this morning.  It was a small group but we had a big time!  I'll share what they did later in the week.

Enjoy your blessings.


Colleen said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. Love the softness of the tree limbs next to the ornaments.

Emily Keaton said...

This is really lovely, Bonnie. I'll have to check out that wet paper stamping technique--I love the look you got with it :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so gorgeous, I luv this set...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. I love the texture of the watercolour paper, and the bright baubles against the soft greens looks stunning.

Doris said...

What an ingenious way to make the boughs! Lovely...

Sarah C. said...

Absolutely stunning! What a clever idea to use the tree stamp to make those boughs. The ornaments with the colors & dimension really pop off the design. tfs! :)

Bev J. said...

Beautiful card-love those ornaments.