Friday, November 2, 2018

November SOTM Blog Hop - Seasonal Trees

Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the beautiful Seasonal Trees stamp set, a set of 23 stamps.

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I decided to play with both a winter and a summer tree theme, so that I could showcase two separate trees.

The fist one had to be a Christmas card tree, since Christmas is coming up and even though I live in New Zealand I do send a lot of cards overseas to the colder climates. I used the base of the tree and then used my chalk pen to add some snow to the tree truck and branches. I used white pigment ink with the base stamp set to add to the snow effect. I then added a little red ornament to the tree to make it more Christmas themed and stamped a simple sentiment.

After that I needed something warm, so I stamped the palm tree and this funny but accurate holiday sentiment and matted it with Sapphire cardstock. I wanted to keep the background simple so I used the beautiful Sapphire ombre paper from the Seasons Mix-In Paper Packet.

I pooled some of the clear shimmer pen over the stamp set and re-stamped the image to get a shimmer overlay on the palm tree as well. This is a fun way to precisely add glitter to a stamped image.

Which card do you prefer- summer or winter?

Now "Hop" on over to Krista's Crafty Corner to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Products used:
Cardstock: Candy Apple, Espresso, Sapphire, Toffee, White Daisy
Embellishments: Shimmer Brush- Clear
Ink: Candy Apple, Espresso, Fern, Sapphire, White Daisy
Paper: Seasons Mix-In


  1. I like your use of "snow", but after living in Wellie for a seven months in 2008 and 2009, I think your Palm tree should be bending a bit in the wind. LOL. Love your beautiful country! Always, Alayne

  2. The chalk pen...and the palm tree... I even have that sentiment stamp set and have never used it. It's perfect!

  3. Love the glittery look on your palm fronds, such an interesting way to add 'shimmer' to your stamped image...had never thought of doing that!!! Thanks for a new 'tip'!

  4. Love them!!Both your cards are great!

  5. They are both lovely! Thanks for the shimmer pen stamping tip!

  6. Both cards are fabulous! And I love your idea for adding shimmer. Fantastic!


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