Snow laden tree

Crafty Creations Challenge is aiming to warm things up with a heat embossing challenge. I chose to emboss a very chilly scene. We have discovered since living in Canada that the sunny days which look so beautiful in winter are the coldest days despite the sun!

The large tree is the only part of the card heat embossed. I stamped the tree once in versamark then restamped ever-so-slightly lower in black before embossing in clear. The result is snow laden branches as seen in the close up below.

Thanks for dropping by today.


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Year Cheer, small tree stamp from Embassy Arts
Inks:  Versamark, Basic Black, Marina MistBashful Blue
Cardstock:   MFP White
Also:  Clear e.p.

25 Comments on “Snow laden tree”

  1. Carol says:

    Wow, I love all your creative work, but this one is just amazing! Thanks for sharing the beauty as well as the technique,

    Pax et bonum,


  2. Stephanie S. says:

    WOW! aaaaaand a double WOW !!!!!

  3. Vicky says:

    I’d never have thought to use the reflection technique for creating moonlit shadows Heather – so clever! And I love your snow-laden branches too.

  4. Marja says:

    Love yout art work Heather. This is also breathtaking beautiful. Gorgeous in one word. This I will learn from you (gr)
    Lovely greet

  5. valerie says:

    Fab as always Heather and I love the shadows:)
    Val x

  6. Joan V says:


  7. Miranda says:

    Superssssss Heather, it’s such a beauty you did create here, great technique! And a very happy new year and lots of creativity to share! Let’s make the world a little more beautiful with this art, greetz Miranda

  8. sue says:

    Oh wow, Heather, what a beautiful card. It obviously took a lot of time, but it was well worth the effort. I think maybe you should frame this one instead of sending it to anyone! Your technique to put “snow” on the main tree is so clever, the shadowing so realistic, and the sponging so lovely. Beautiful card. I’d like to say I’m going to copy you, but this is well beyond my talent.

  9. Pam Sparks says:

    This is gorgeous! TFS!

  10. Lindsey says:

    Such a brilliant way to make that snow laden tree! I must try that, liking to heat-emboss as I do. And as always, the masking/sponging is perfect and the shadows look so realistic! Glad to see you playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges. too. 😉

  11. Donelda says:

    wow, you have done an amazing job at this Canadian view!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!!

  12. Judy says:


  13. Nana Donna says:

    Awesome I love the entire look of your card. Shadowing is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations

  14. Karren - NZ says:

    Your one-layer cards are always stunning. Great job.

  15. Ann Y says:

    This is a gorgeous card, and your technique for creating a snow-laden tree is just brilliant. Wonderful stamping.

  16. Thanks for popping over to my blog!! I like it when you pop in~ 🙂

    This card is stunning!!

  17. Susan S. says:

    This is one of the coolest cards I have ever seen. Thanks so much for explaining how you did it.

  18. This is lovely! Wonderful colors and composition.

  19. Gail says:

    Snow never looked so good in March! This is magnificent.

  20. Brandy McCaleb says:

    so very cool! I needed this technique!!

  21. These are amazing works of art lovely as a tree is right. Gorgeous.

  22. Linda Stratton says:

    This card is absoutly beautiful. I just might have to tackle this….

  23. Lovely card and a stunningly simple technique that looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Sue M says:

    Nice technique, thanks for sharing. Going to try this for christnas this year.

  25. Crafteresa says:

    I found this stunning card on Pinterest, your work is beautiful I want to do a similar thing with the same tree stamp but can I just ask…..did you heat emboss the versamarked image first with white or some other embossing powder??? before going in again with the black as you mentioned?,not seen this technique before and so want to master it for myself, hope ypu understand my question!

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