Tannenbaum trio

tannenbaum trio Heather Telford

I had a look through my supply of Christmas stamps this week to find some tree stamps to experiment with. I love the ‘before the snow’ tree but it is nice to mix things up a little. Someone said at my class tonight, “You can never have too many tree stamps,” an opinion I entirely agree with. The tree stamp above comes with a decorative topper which I surgically removed ( don’t worry, I kept it in case I need it). I stamped each tree with distress stain first then painted over the stamping with a paintbrush. Next I added some bister and stamped again with water. I did the other trees the same way but varied the original stamping colour so the trees would all look a bit different. The bister moves differently each time which makes the trees more interesting. I painted some water below the trees and added bister powder to create snow banks. Often I will add blue for the sky and a sentiment but I was happy with this one the way it was so I didn’t risk messing it up with further stamping or painting.

By the way there is a brand new challenge on One Layer Simplicity hosted by our talented team member, Karen Dunbrook. It is called Strip Down, you had better check it out to find out exactly what’s required!

Stamps:  Tannenbaum (PB)
Inks:  Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs distress stains/marker (Ranger)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper & Green card
Also: Blue and Green bistre powder

10 Comments on “Tannenbaum trio”

  1. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, you caught me before going to bed!! Just had to visit and see this beautiful card! I love the trees and the amazing snow scene! You delight me with your work, sweet friend! Hugs!

  2. Micheline Jourdain says:

    I agree Heather… we never have too trees! And these ones are so beautiful! Gorgeous! Love the effect with Bister.

  3. I love trees and these are beauty’s! xxx

  4. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful trees, Heather! You have such a gift! No sky needed!

  5. AJ says:

    Beautiful card. Love elegant feel it has to it.

  6. Debbie says:

    Lovely card..💕

  7. Catherine says:

    Brilliant work. Love those stamps

  8. Pat says:

    Such gorgeously watercoloured trees and the added bister has made the colours pop beautifully. x

  9. Lindsey says:

    You are such a genius with bister!!! Beautiful, serene Christmas card. I too have many tree stamps, although almost all conifers, I’ve realized.

  10. Dewi Lam says:

    Wow! Wow! Its hard to believe u surgically removed the topper. I have to read many times to understand it.

    I agreed, never have too many of tree stamps. These 3 trees are so stunning. And with bister too. Thumbs up

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