Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Whimsical Trees edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop today since it's the fifth Monday. If you landed here from Mike's blog, Stampin-Style, welcome! There are seven of us today, and I can't wait to see what everyone made with my favorite set from the Jul-Dec mini catalog!
Whimsical Trees is a 10 piece cling stamp set, and it coordinates with the 13 piece Christmas Trees Dies. It's all part of the Whimsy & Wonder Suite on page 25 and, sadly, it is not going to carry over. So if you want it, you better grab it while you can!
I had so many ideas and came up with four cards, but one of them didn't quite make the cut. It seemed like a good idea in my head, but turned out really blah. Sooo, I have three cards to share today. The first one focuses mainly on the dies, and I paired it with the beautiful Peaceful Place Specialty DSP.
Winter days can be gray and gloomy, so I kept the color palette gray, but not gloomy! I added a pop of red with the greeting and ribbon.
The Real Red Sheer Ribbon can be trimmed down to just the narrow strips on each edge to make tiny bows!
The next card features Christmas trees stamped and heat embossed and wrapped with gold cord.
The main tree in front was stamped with Evening Evergreen, then a Blender Pen was used to smear some of the color around. The ornaments were heat embossed in gold and a Gold Metallic Specialty Paper star was added.
The other trees were stamped in Soft Succulent and adhered to the Ornate Layers die cut. A bit more gold metallic paper was tucked behind, and a few of the extra stars were added as well.
The last card I think is my favorite. The evergreens were stamped with (what else?) Evening Evergreen with some stamped off and some full strength. The blue sky was added with a Blending Brush and Misty Moonlight ink, very lightly buffed on.
The white heat embossed "snow" was actually the ornament stamp! I thought it looked great with the tree images that looked like snow is falling in front of them.
After stamping, coloring and die cutting the holly, I stamped and fussy cut the greeting and popped them all up over a vellum label from the Seasonal Labels Dies. A silver cord bow completed the card.
That's all I have for today for today, so click NEXT to see what Charlet at Painted Orange has made! Or you can go back and check out Mike's projects if you are so inclined. *grin*